Location, location, location. It's hard to beat University of Pittsburgh when it comes to offering a large public university experience in the largest city in W Pennsylvania.


What once was a small private college in a city known for its steel mills, University of Pittsburgh is now a large public institution in one of the best cities Pitt’s extensive research programs are among its finest assets. According to the Fiske's Guide, 'The University of Pittsburgh is one of the top 10 institutions in the nation in terms of the annual research support awarded by the National Institutes of Health, and for good reason. Pitt astronomers have made “out of this world” discoveries in recent years, and its physicians were the first to utilize gene therapy on a person with rheumatoid arthritis.' While the school is big on professional programs, its liberal arts school is strong as well. In fact, it has the best philosophy in country.

The city provides a great social life. Only about 10% of the students are in greek life while others enjoy the city and the adjacent Schenley Park offers ice skating, golfing, a pool, jogging trails, and tennis courts. Ski slopes and mountain trails are not far away, and road trips to Penn State and Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City are popular. If research is something you want to pursue, Pitt is the school for you. 

Here is the class profile for the Class of 2020