With its diverse and engaging communities, vast cultural and recreational amenities, beautiful parks, and thriving academic, health care, and technology sectors, Pittsburgh was recently named America’s most livable city.
From the Carnegie Museums and downtown cultural district to world-class sports teams, there is no shortage of activities in Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh students love living in Pittsburgh because of its big-city excitement coupled with small-town accessibility and friendliness.
Not a city person? Pittsburgh is just a short drive from the Laurel Highlands and many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking, white water rafting, snow sports, and camping.
Get to know Pittsburgh
- Off-campus Housing Information
- Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
- More on Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
- Cost of Living Calculator
Health and Wellness
- VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
- Intramurals and Recreation
- Venture Outdoors
- PA State Parks
- Spiritual Communities
Transportation and Accessibility
- Port Authority Buses and Light Rail (Pitt students ride free)
- Campus Buses and Shuttles
- Disability Shuttle
- Interactive Campus Map
Schedule a Visit
Many of our students are returning to the classroom after spending years in the workforce or military. Others are seeking higher education for the first time after raising families or exploring other interests.
Many veterans have attended Pitt and gone on to have very successful careers. We are committed to helping you do the same. There are currently 540 registered veteran students earning their undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees at Pitt.
Visit the Campus
Find information regarding undergraduate admission to the University on the Veterans page of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Attend an information session to experience Pitt first-hand or take an online Campus Tour.