University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA


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Quick Facts

Address: 4200 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15260

School Type: 4 Year Public State-Related University

Student Body: 19,928 Undergraduate Students

On-Campus Housing: Yes

Application Deadline: Rolling

✓ Identifies & Tracks Foster Youth
✓ Specific Programming for Foster Youth
✓ Beneficial Programming for Foster Youth
✓ Year-Round Housing Available

Campus Programming

Pitt Horizon Scholars

The Pitt Horizon Scholars is a Campus Support Program aimed at offering comprehensive support to prospective and current Pitt Panthers who have experienced the child welfare system, helping them navigate their educational journey at the University of Pittsburgh. This collaborative effort is led by the Educational Outreach Center (EOC) and the Office of the Provost, in partnership with the School of Public Health, School of Social Work, and the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

The program provides a wide range of support services, including housing support, academic coaching, financial wellness support, employment and internship opportunities, social/emotional support, resource navigation, mentorship, community programming and events, as well as academic success workshops, professional development, and life skills.

Interested students can contact the Educational Outreach Center at or (412) 648-1900.

University Educational Outreach Center

Supports equitable pathways to college for underserved and historically underrepresented scholars.

Pitt K12 Hub

The Pitt K12 Hub is an online one-stop shop to browse Pitt-wide programs and activities preparing the next generation of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) majors and professionals.

Student Success Hub

The Student Success Hub exists as a space for students to collaborate with each other and with Pitt resources.

Study Lab

Study Lab is home to a generous staff of experienced professionals and students, who serve as guides and mentors throughout student’s academic journey. Services include academic coaching, peer tutoring, and study skills tools and resources.

Division of Student Affairs, Care & Resource Support

Care Managers: Care Managers are a centralized case management team that educates and connects students to a variety of campus and community resources to help them meet their needs. Students can refer themselves or be referred by faculty, staff, or a peer.

Pitt Food Pantry: The Pitt Pantry serves to increase food security among the Pitt community. Students are encouraged to visit the Pitt Pantry to supplement their nutrition with healthy foods at no cost.

Counseling Center

The mission of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to create an inclusive space and provide high quality services that support the emotional well-being of Pitt’s diverse student body. UCC services are provided by a multidisciplinary staff of licensed mental health professionals. The Personalized Care Model utilizes a multimodal approach to help students connect with available resources, supports and services that appropriately match their needs.

Disability Resources and Services

It is the mission of Disability Resources & Services (DRS) to fulfill the University’s commitment to an inclusive and accessible campus environment by partnering with individuals with disabilities and the University community to provide equal access to employment, classes, programs, and activities. Disability Resources and Services can support students in securing accommodations, accessing resources and understanding your rights as a student.

Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Emergency Funding and Meal Assistance

The fund provides financial support for degree-seeking students of Pitt with unanticipated and insurmountable expenses related to emergency situations that may result in students facing financial hardship.

Thrive @ Pitt

Thrive @ Pitt is a comprehensive online resource that highlights the Eight Pillars of Well-Being: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, financial, occupational, and social. Each pillar has its own dedicated page and features programs to enhance student wellness at each of Pitt’s five campuses.

Supplemental Information

  • University of Pittsburgh has four regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville. Learn more here.


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