University of Pittsburgh

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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
EstablishedFebruary 28, 1787 (1787-02-28)
Endowment$4.2 billion (2018)[1]
ChancellorPatrick D. Gallagher
ProvostAnn E. Cudd
Academic staff
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 132 acres (53 ha)
ColorsBlue and gold[2]
AthleticsNCAA Division IACC, EAGL
MascotRoc the Panther
University of Pittsburgh wordmark.svg
DesignatedNovember 2, 1979[3]

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

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  1. As of June 30, 2018. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY2017 to FY2018". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  2. "Graphic Standards | University of Pittsburgh" (PDF). Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  3. "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. Alberts, Robert C. (1987). Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787–1987. University of Pittsburgh Press. book&nbsp, One, p.&nbsp, 1. ISBN 0-8229-1150-7.
  5. The Philosophical Gourmet Report, date=Match 2009
  6. "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.
  7. Gill, Cindy (Fall 2007). ""The Company We Keep"". Pitt. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2008-04-29.
  8. "Best Graduate Schools: Medical: University of Pittsburgh". 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  9. UMPC Media Relations (2008-07-11). "UPMC Named to U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals for the Ninth Time". Press release. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  10. "University Times". 2006-09-14. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
  11. "PENNSYLVANIA — Allegheny County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  12. O'Brien, Jim (editor) (1982). Hail to Pitt: A Sports History of the University of Pittsburgh. Wolfson Publishing Co. ISBN 0-916114-08-2.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)


  1. This figure reflects the total number of faculty at the Pittsburgh campus only. 391 additional faculty serve the four regional campuses for a university-wide total of 5,271 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 2014 only. An additional 6,317 full-time and part-time undergraduate students attend the university across the four regional campuses for a university-wide headcount of 34,934 total students, 24,217 of which are undergraduates.

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