University of Pittsburgh

state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

The University of Pittsburgh is a public university in the city of Pittsburgh in the United States of America. It is also called "Pitt". Pitt was started in 1787.[5] Pitt has 27,562 students. Pitt is famous for philosophy,[6][7] studying other countries,[8] and its hospital called the "University of Pittsburgh Medical Center" (UPMC).[9][10] Pitt does a lot of research.[11] Pitt is also famous for its tall building named the "Cathedral of Learning".[12] Pitt is also famous for sports. Pitt's best sports are American football and basketball.[13]

University of Pittsburgh
The tall building is the "Cathedral of Learning"
Former names
Pittsburgh Academy (1787–1819)
Western University of Pennsylvania (1819–1908)
MottoVeritas et Virtus (Latin)
Motto in English
Truth and Virtue
TypeState-related research university
EstablishedFebruary 28, 1787 (1787-02-28)
Endowment$4.311 billion (2019)[1]
ChancellorPatrick D. Gallagher
ProvostAnn E. Cudd
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban, 132 acres (53 ha)
ColorsPitt Royal and Pitt Gold[2]
AthleticsNCAA Division IACC, EAGL
MascotRoc the Panther
DesignatedNovember 2, 1979[4]

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  1. As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2018 to FY 2019". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  2. Borghetti, E.J.; Sepich, R.J.; Welsh, Celeste, eds. (2019). "Pitt Quick Facts: University Info". University of Pittsburgh Brand Guidelines (PDF). University of Pittsburgh Althetic Communications Office. p. 42. Retrieved October 23, 2019. Colors: Pitt Royal and Pitt Gold
  3. "Primary Palette". University of Pittsburgh Office of University Communications. 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. "PHMC Historical Markers Search". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on March 21, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  5. Alberts, Robert C. (1987). Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787–1987. University of Pittsburgh Press. book One, p. 1. ISBN 0-8229-1150-7. Archived from the original on 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  6. "The Philosophical Gourmet Report". March 2009. Archived from the original on 2006-11-15. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  7. "NRC Rankings in Each of 41 Areas". Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change. National Research Council. 1995. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  8. Gill, Cindy (Fall 2007). ""The Company We Keep"". Pitt. University of Pittsburgh. Archived from the original on 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2008-04-29.
  9. "Best Graduate Schools: Medical: University of Pittsburgh". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  10. "UPMC Named to U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals for the Ninth Time" (Press release). UMPC Media Relations. 2008-07-11. Archived from the original on 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
  11. "University Times". 2006-09-14. Archived from the original on 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
  12. "PENNSYLVANIA — Allegheny County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  13. O'Brien, Jim, ed. (1982). Hail to Pitt: A Sports History of the University of Pittsburgh. Wolfson Publishing Co. ISBN 0-916114-08-2.


  1. This figure reflects the total number of faculty at the Pittsburgh campus only. 373 additional faculty serve the four regional campuses for a university-wide total of 5,613 faculty members.
  2. This enrollment figure reflects the total headcount of full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students attending classes at the University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in Fall 2019 only. An additional 5,353 full-time and part-time undergraduate students attend the university across the four regional campuses for a university-wide headcount of 33,744 total students, 24,553 of which are undergraduates.

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