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Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. It is ranked in the top 10 percent in teaching, and top 20 percent in research in the Times Higher Education World University rankings. It is ranked 30th by Thompson Reuters on the top 100 list of most innovative universities. In 2015, Pitt was ranked as the top University in the United States to study Health Professions, based on graduates earnings, strength of majors offered, program accreditation, and overall institutional quality. The University offers many diverse programs of study, and it's affiliation with UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) attracts many students entering the health profession. Within the University are other attractions, such as the Nationality Rooms within the historic Cathedral of Learning, and the University offers all major sports, competes at the NCAA Division 1 level, and is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The University of Pittsburgh is located in Oakland at 4200 Fifth Avenue, only 2.5 miles from Omni William Penn Hotel.
- The University is accessible via car, taxi, and Port Authority Bus and also offers free shuttles in and around Pittsburgh for its students with a valid University ID.
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