Leader. Pioneer. Partner.
The University of Pittsburgh is all of that and more.
As a leader in education, the University enrolls approximately 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the Pittsburgh campus in 16 schools and colleges and offers more than 450 distinct degree programs. Frequent winners of Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman scholarships as well as many other prestigious awards, the students are taught by nearly 5,000 dedicated faculty members whose honors include the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation's “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.
The home of the Salk polio vaccine, Pitt continues to be a pioneer in research, with work in biotechnology, transplantation, materials science, nanotechnology, Alzheimer's disease, and dozens of other areas of inquiry and discovery. A member of the Association of American Universities, which is composed of 62 preeminent research institutions in North America, the University of Pittsburgh has an unusually strong research culture that adds richness to the learning experience available to students at all levels, including undergraduates.
A dedicated community partner, Pitt has been ranked as one of the top universities in the Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships, which measures schools' economic and developmental impacts on neighboring regions. Each year, the University attracts hundreds of millions of research dollars into the region, and those dollars support thousands of local jobs while also generating the ideas upon which the economy of the future will be built.
The campus offers staff a diverse, lively, and culturally enriching workplace environment that nurtures creativity and connection. The University provides numerous employee benefits including one of the region's best medical plans, education benefits, retirement income plans, health and wellness programs, and much, much more.
All of this contributes to Pitt's being a community of people working together to make a difference.
“Buying a house in New Jersey would have been difficult. Here we are building a new house and we have a park right in our backyard.”