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Welcome To The University Of Pittsburgh
Founded by gung-ho frontiersman cowboys in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as 'Pitt') is one of the oldest colleges in the United States; today it enrolls about 29,000 students, a fair few more than in its early days. The campus is full of old famous historical buildings like the Stephen Foster Memorial, the Heinz Memorial Chapel, and the Allegheny Observatory. The school consistently places in the top 25 research universities, and as one of the top 20 public universities in the country. Which is not to say they ignore fun and games: Pitt competes in NCAA Division I sports.
Now, How to Find Apartments In Pittsburgh?
You can find an affordable studio apartment in a large complex, or a smaller place in a simple two-story building. Many of these are downtown. (The Pitt Campus is just east of downtown Pittsburgh, where the river forks at Point State Park.) We of course think the best way to get started on your search is with our apartment guide online. About 44% of undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh live on campus—that means over half of them are just like you, looking for a great place and good roommates. To learn more about how to find your perfect roommate, or how to deal with imperfect ones, check out our college life link.
When it comes to getting around, if you don't have any sort of wheels of your own, you can rely on the PAT buses or the 'T', both free when you show your Pitt student I.D. For nightlife in town, take a gander at websites like pghnightlife or pghcitypaper; they’ll keep you in-the-know about what kinds of bars, clubs, and restaurants Pittsburgh has to offer. There’s got to be a reason that National Geographic Traveler picked Pittsburgh as one of the best places to visit. Could it be the sports teams? The Andy Warhol museum? The festivals or golf courses? Lucky you—you don’t only get to visit, you get to become a native, and find out for yourself.
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Get answers about Pittsburgh from local experts or tell us what you love about it.
Are there big sporting events that people in Pittsburgh enjoy attending?
Named the "Best Sports City" in the United States in 2009 by Sporting News, Pittsburgh has several widely followed sports teams. Pittsurgh is home to major pro teams in baseball, football, and hockey; the Pirates of the MLB play at PNC park, the Steelers of the NFL play at Heinz Field, and the Penguins of the NHL play at the Consol Energy Center. In addition, the area's collegiate sports teams also draw large crowds, most notably the University of Pittsburgh's football and basketball teams. However, various athletic teams from Robert Morris, Duquesne, Penn State, and West Virginia University also have considerable fanbases.
Are there museums in Pittsburgh or nearby?
Pittsburg is full of museums. The best-known family of museums relating to art and science is probably the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburg, which encompasses the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Others include the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory, the Mattress Factory Museum, the ToonSeum, and the Fort Pitt Museum. As an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Senator John Heinz History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania.