Office of the Provost


Pitt students come to us as high achievers in their schools and their communities, and they use their time here well. Since 1995, our undergraduates have won 41 Goldwater Scholarships, six Marshall Scholarships, four Rhodes Scholarships, five Truman Scholarships, and seven Udall Scholarships. The University of Pittsburgh makes major investments on a variety of fronts, including facilities, information technology planning, and student life. At the root of this is the drive to provide our students with a comprehensive environment to develop their talents.

We are committed to educating the whole student, determined that every graduate, regardless of degree earned, should leave the university with four key attributes: communications skills, a sense of motivation, a sense of responsibility, and a sense of self. Pitt students become perceptive, reflective, contributing individuals within our diverse community of faculty, staff, administrators, and fellow students. In recent years, graduates from the University of Pittsburgh have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize in medicine.

We have developed a broad spectrum of programs: academic degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels that draw on faculty strengths to match student interests and to produce student achievement; support programs to help students learn better and faculty teach better; and community programs to link our students to the world.


Graduate Studies, Vice Provost Alberta M. Sbragia

Undergraduate Studies, Vice Provost Juan J. Manfredi

Student Affairs, Vice Provost & Interim Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner

Student Awards and Honors

Admissions & Financial Aid

Assessing Student Learning

Letter to Families of Pitt Freshmen

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