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Pitt Attracts the World's Best Minds

Historical Impact and Present-Day Academic and Scholarly Excellence

Since 1787, the University of Pittsburgh has welcomed the world’s most distinguished scholars.

Pitt ranks fifth overall and third among public institutions in the U.S. National Science Foundation’s ranking of federally funded research. Pitt also ranks among the top five universities nationally in annual research support awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Our 23 libraries and collections house nearly 7 million volumes. The Petersen Events Center hosts collegiate sporting events (Pitt is a member of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference), concerts, and more.

As a state-related university, Pitt receives public funding that defrays the cost of attendance for Pennsylvania residents. The combination of academic excellence and low in-state tuition creates an extraordinary cost-to-value ratio for Pitt Law students.

35,000 students, 14 graduate and professional schools, and the energy to connect them all.