4200 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Accrediting Agency:Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The University of Pittsburgh is a four-year public institution with locations in Pittsburgh, Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. The school’s main campus in Pittsburgh was founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the U.S. Today, this location serves more than 28,000 students. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Pittsburgh 19th on their list of the top public schools in the nation. In addition, the university’s online graduate programs in education and engineering ranked highly in the areas of faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology.
The University of Pittsburgh offers a wide range of certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. Some examples of available majors include anthropology, computer science, history, mathematics, engineering, political science, sociology, education, emergency medicine, physical therapy, information sciences and technology, public health, pharmacy, medicine, law, and nursing. Working adults and non-traditional students can also take advantage of the flexible distance learning options provided by Pitt Online. These programs include education, nursing, management, and information science.
The University of Pittsburgh has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921. Programs in pharmacy, law, dentistry, dietetics, occupational therapy, psychology, audiology, speech-language pathology, health services administration, nursing, English language, public health, medicine, and theatre have also earned specialized accreditation.
Prospective Pitt students can apply through the online system. They can also mail in a paper application, which is available for download on the school’s website. There is a $45 application fee due for undergraduates. Official high school transcripts and admissions test scores are required and letters of recommendation are encouraged. In 2010, 58% of undergraduate applicants were admitted to the university and 29% of those individuals enrolled. For more information about the application process for transfer or graduate students, please refer to the school’s website or contact an advisor at the admissions office.