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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh is a highly regarded research university located in Western Pennsylvania. We are a medium-sized urban campus that offers over 100 different majors, minors, and certificates. As an intuition, we strive to build an inclusive community that offers our students a platform in which they can customize their course studies as well as their learning experiences outside the classroom.
STATS AT A GLANCE
% enrolled undergraduates that are minority students
25%
% enrolled undergraduates that are Latinx students
5%
Scholarship opportunities for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
Incoming freshman students who apply to Pitt by December 15 are automatically considered for academic scholarships. Majority of Pitt students receive substantial financial assistance, including scholarships and grants. There are a number of external-scholarships available at Pitt. Admitted students have access to a brand-new platform called “PittFund$Me.” This allows students to search and apply for all of the scholarships being offered across the university by department, program, or school. In addition to PittFund$Me, “BRIDGES” is a program exclusively for underrepresented scholarship recipients. Pitt also offers the Pitt Success Pell Match Program. This program is intended to reduce qualifying students’ financial obligation. Pitt will maximize the power of this federal program by matching it dollar for dollar. For more information, please check out our access and affordability portal: affordability.pitt.edu.
Support services for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to fostering an inclusive community for all of our students. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion aims to create and sustain a university-wide culture that understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the University’s mission. The student body is full of individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests. Campus life is collaborative & active. The Office of Student Affairs includes over 700 clubs and organizations. There are an array of community-focused organizations. Some organizations include (but are not limited to): • African Students Organization • Asian Students Alliance • Black Action Society • Blue and Gold Society • Campus Women’s Organization • Feminist Empowerment Movement • Latinx Student Association • Muslim Student Association • Rainbow Alliance The 2016-17 academic year marked Pitt’s The Year of Diversity which was a yearlong themed framework filled with initiatives and events that explored diversity in all its forms. First-year Pitt students are required to take a new course on anti-Black racism. This class is centered around the roots, ideology, and resistance to anti-Black racism. Leadership, staff, and faculty are highly motivated to sustain an inclusive community for all of our students.