Address:
5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

General Information

Type: Private institution
Year Founded: 1900
Religious Affilation: None
Academic Calendar: Semester
Size of Undergraduate Student Body: 5,623
Geographical Setting: Urban
Endowment: $832,125,440

Admissions

Application Fee: $60
Application Deadline: January 1
Selectivity: Most selective

Expenses

Tuition and Fees: $33,448
Room/Board: $8,970

Student Services

Basic Services Offered: nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
Remedial Services Offered: N/A
Counseling Services Offered: minority student, career, military, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Careers

Career Services Offered: co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Students That Enter the Job Market…

Within 6 Months of Graduation: 60%
Within 1 Year of Graduation: 80%
Within 2 Years of Graduation: 95%
Firms that Hire Most Graduates: Accenture, American Management Systems, Ford Motor Company, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Oracle, Westinghouse, Merck, PPG, Boeing, Harris, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers

Library

Does the school have a library on campus? – Yes
Is it a member of a library consortia? – Yes
Number of books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents: 1,066,057
Number of current serial subscriptions: 21,370
Number of microforms: 995,293
Number of audiovisuals: 227,540
Number of ebooks: 109,119
Other library facilities: MILLION BOOK PROJECT, POSNER BOOK COLLECTION, DIGITAL ARCHIVES OF SENATOR JOHN HEINZ, ALAN NEWELL, HERBERT SIMON, AND CLIFFORD SHULL, THE HUNT FINE BINDINGS COLLECTION, THE TECHNICAL REPORT COLLECTION, THE INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMIC LIBRARY CONSORTIUM, INC. (PALCI)

Museums or other Special Academic Buildings on Campus: ART GALLERIES, THEATRE, BOTANICAL INSTITUTE, EXTENSIVE LAB FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT, RARE BOOK COLLECTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY CENTER, RECORDING STUDIOS, ROBOTICS INSTITUTE, DESIGN STUDIOS, PHOTO SHOOT STUDIO AND DARKROOMS, RADIO STATION, COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION CENTER, LEED-CERTIFIED GREEN RESIDENCE HALL, CAMPO GARDEN, OBSERVATORY, WOOD SHOPS

Technology

Is a computer course required? – Yes
Is a computer required? – No
Number of available computers for all students: 388
Available internet access? – Yes
Available email accounts? – Yes
Computers available in: computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Number of available wired connections available in…

The Library (not including computer labs): N/A
Classrooms: N/A
Labs: N/A
Other areas: N/A

Is there a wireless network? – Yes
Where is wireless available? – in all school buildings and on all school property
Wireless simultaneous connection capacity: N/A

Recommended operating system: N/A
Percentage of hosting units owned by college for internet access: 100%
Are students permitted to have webpages? – Yes
Is there online registration? – Yes

Safety

Campus Safety Services Offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life Overview

Percentage of undergrads that live in college-owned housing: 67%
Percentage of Male Undergrads Living in Fraternities: 18%
Percentage of Female Undergrads Living in Sororities: 17%
Percentage of students on campus on weekends: N/A

College Housing

Does the school offer students housing? – Yes
Percentage of students living in college-owned housing: 67%
Housing available for all unmarried students? – No
If on-campus housing is unavailable, does school provide assistance? – Yes
Available types of campus housing: coed dorms (50%), women’s dorms (2%), men’s dorms (9%), sorority housing (2%), fraternity housing (7%), apartment for single students (25%), special housing for disabled students, other housing options (5%)

Percentage of college-owned housing units that are…

Singles: N/A
Doubles: N/A
Triples or Suites: N/A
Apartments: N/A
Other: N/A

Number of college-owned housing buildings: 32

Percentage of college-owned housing units that have…

A sprinkler system: 100%
Fire alarms: 100%
Wired high-speed internet access: 100%

Campus Size: 136 acres

Transportation (distances in miles)

Nearest airport(s): Pittsburgh (20), West Mifflin (9)
Nearest train station: Pittsburgh (4)
Nearest bus station: Pittsburgh (4)
Does public transportation serve campus? – Yes
Are all students allowed to have cars on campus? – No
Percentage of students with cars on campus: 25%

Student Employment

Is there school employment? – Yes
Percent of undergraduates that worked on campus in 2005-2006: – 30%
Average undergraduate wage: 1,100
Are freshmen discouraged from working their first term? – No

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC: Offered on campus
Navy ROTC Offered on campus
Air Force ROTC: Offered on campus

Rules and Regulations

Is legal alcohol permitted on campus? – Yes
Other policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

Campus

Most popular events: MLK DAY CELEBRATION, SPRING CARNIVAL, BUGGY, GREEK SING, MOSAIC, SPIRIT FASHION SHOW, ONE NIGHT IN BEIJING, LUNAR GALA, HOMECOMING, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, DANCE MARATHON, RELAY FOR LIFE, ASIAN NIGHT MARKET, DANCERS SYMPOSIUM FALL AND SPRING SHOWS, MAYUR, CULTURE NIGHT