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Day in the Life - University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1787 after the American Revolutionary War, it was founded on the edge of the American frontier as the Pittsburgh Academy. It developed and was renamed as Western University of Pennsylvania by a change to its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various relocations within the area, the school moved to its current location in the Oakland neighborhood of the city; it was renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. For most of its history, Pitt was a private institution, until 1966 when it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.
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  • Founding 

  • Western University of Pennsylvania 

  • A new name and home 

  • Development of the polio vaccine 

  • State relations to present day 

  • Campus 

  • Historic buildings 

  • Other buildings 

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

  • Regional campuses 

  • Community impact 

  • Sustainability 

  • Organization and administration 

  • Academics 

  • International studies 

  • Rankings 

  • Scholars 

  • Research 

  • Housing 

  • Traditions 

  • Pitt Arts 

  • Student theater 

  • Student music 

  • Student media 

  • Student organizations 

  • Athletics 

  • Football 

  • Basketball 

  • Olympic sports 

  • Support groups 

  • Faculty 

  • Alumni