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The University of Pittsburgh is a university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is frequently referred to simply as "Pitt".

Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Business, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Education, the School of Engineering, the College of General Studies, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the Honors College, the School of Information Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the Graduate School of Public Health, and the School of Social Work.

The University of Pittsburgh campus is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh just west of Schenley Park. The main campus is roughly bordered by Robinson Street to the west and Boundary Street to the east; Forbes and Fifth Avenues traverse the campus from west to east. The university also has branch campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. Carnegie-Mellon University is almost adjacent to the campus and many Pitt professors also hold adjunct professorships at Carnegie-Mellon.

The University also runs the Semester at Sea program.

The University was founded as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. In 1966 it was designated by Pennsylvania as a "state-related" university. Pitt receives public funds and offers reduced tuition to Pennsylvania residents, but it remains a private institution.

Arguably the most famous Pitt professor in history was Jonas Salk, inventor of the first polio vaccine.

Moreover, Pitt is considered to be the main international center of Philosophy of science.

Pitt is widely believed to be a key university in the development of a bioterrorism defense system, due to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. George W. Bush has, for this reason, visited the university twice during his presidency.

The school's sports teams are called the Panthers. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big East Conference.

Famous alumni:

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