University of Pittsburgh


Motto :Veritas et Virtus (Latin)

Motto :in English “Truth and Virtue”

Type :Public state-related research university

Established :February 28, 1787; 235 years ago

Accreditation: MSCHE

Chancellor: Patrick D. Gallagher

Academic affiliations: AAUORAUURASpace-grant

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is a public state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university’s central administration and 28,391 undergraduate and graduate students.

The 132-acre Pittsburgh campus includes various historic buildings that are part of the Schenley Farms Historic District, most notably its 42-story Gothic revival centerpiece, the Cathedral of Learning.


Founded by Hugh Henry Brackenridge as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the few universities and colleges established in the 18th century in the United States. It is the oldest continuously chartered institution of learning in the U.S. west of the Allegheny Mountains.

The school began as a preparatory school, presumably in a log cabin, possibly as early as 1770 in Western Pennsylvania, then a frontier.

Brackenridge obtained a charter for the school from the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on February 28, 1787, just ten weeks before the opening of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

A brick building was erected in 1790 on the south side of Third Street and Cherry Alley for the Pittsburgh Academy. The small two-story brick building, with a gable facing the alley, contained three rooms: one below and two above.

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Is University of Pittsburgh any good?

The University of Pittsburgh is ranked among the nation’s top 20 public colleges and universities in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Pitt is ranked 18th with Florida State, Penn State and Purdue universities after being No. 26 in the magazine’s previous ranking.

How hard is it to get into Pitt?

Pitt admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 64%. Students that get into Pitt have an average SAT score between 1250-1420 or an average ACT score of 28-32. The regular admissions application deadline for Pitt is rolling.

Can I get into Pitt with a 3.8 GPA?

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Pitt, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.75. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level.