Pitt is on a 145-acre campus in the urban setting of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
There are many activities and organizations for Pitt students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Pitt has fraternities and sororities.
Pitt has the Resident Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the Resident Student Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Pitt include Black Action Society, Pitt Program Council, Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association.
The Pitt community comes together each year for Homecoming Laser and Fireworks Show, Fall Fest and Bigelow Bash.
This table offers information on housing at Pitt.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||42%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||8,322|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||8,079|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||58%|
Pitt offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Pitt students live off campus. In 2022, 42% of undergrads at Pitt lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 58% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Pitt. There are 8,322 spots available in on-campus housing for all 19,980 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 8,079 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Pitt offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Pitt there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Pitt:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Pittsburgh is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Pitt campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Pitt offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Pitt, take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Pittsburgh, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pittsburgh International airport.
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