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University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, PA USA 15260

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest universities in the United States, and the oldest university past the Allegheny Mountains. Mainly based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the university also has branches in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. Affectionately called “Pitt,” the university boasts a long history of achievements in research and development. Notably, the first polio vaccine was developed at Pitt, and insulin was synthesized for the first time.

Moderately competitive, Pitt’s acceptance rate is 64%. It is ranked 62 nationwide, and its graduation rate is 82%. In-state tuition is per year, and out-of-state tuition is per year. Having 19,000 undergraduates, and nearly 10,000 postgraduates, the university is quite a large school. It offers over 100 undergraduate programs and over 200 graduate degree programs. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Set in the urban surroundings of Pittsburgh, which is known as the “city of bridges,” the university offers students a vibrant culture, access to over 600 clubs and organizations, and active sports teams. The city of Pittsburgh provides a celebrated arts and music scene, established riverside biking and walking trails, and a diverse array of restaurants. The “cathedral of learning” is a famous feat of architecture, a gothic structure standing at 42 stories. The highest educational facility in the western hemisphere, the cathedral serves as a classroom and administrative facility.

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