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Pittsburgh Area Colleges & Universities

Web sites and information for the many excellent private and public universities and colleges located in Pittsburgh and surrounding western PA communities.

Allegheny College
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 80 national liberal arts colleges in the country, Allegheny College in Meadville is known for academic quality and its personalized undergraduate program.

Carlow University
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, Carlow University is a Catholic, women-centered four-year liberal arts college located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Mellon University
Annually ranked among the most wired universities in the U.S., CMU is renowned for it's computer science, robotics, business, and drama programs. It was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, and is now ranked among the country's top universities.

Chatham College
Chatham is home to 950 undergraduate and graduate students on 32 acres in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh. It is a private institution which offers undergraduate degrees only to women. Graduate programs are open to women and men.

Community College of Allegheny County
One of the nation’s largest multi-campus community colleges, Community College of Allegheny County provides affordable and accessible education at its four regional campuses, eight centers and through distance education programming.

Duquesne University
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is one of the leading major private, Catholic universities in the U.S. It's 9400 students come from 90 nations around the world. Recognized as one of the safest urban campuses in the U.S. by USA Today.

Geneva College
A private Christian college of liberal arts and sciences located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Student body enrollment is a little over 2000.

Grove City College
Since its founding in 1876, Grove City College, provides a high-quality liberal and professional education with an emphasis on Christian principals.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
IUP, the smallest BIG public university in Pennsylvania, is located northeast of Pittsburgh in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Known affectionately as a "Public Ivy" school, IUP is has three campuses and an annual enrollment of 14,000.

LaRoche College
Ranked as one of the safest four-year college campuses in the United States, La Roche is a co-educational Catholic college located in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State University
The main University Park campus is located about 3 hours east of Pittsburgh in State College, Pennsylvania, but Penn State also offers several Pittsburgh area campuses including Penn State McKeesport and Penn State New Kensington.

Point Park University
This independent, co-educational liberal arts university located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh puts an emphasis on career-based education. Best known for its programs in theatre, dance, business, education, and journalism and communications.

Robert Morris University
An independent, co-educational institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the 230 acre Moon Township campus has over 3000 students, while the Pittsburgh campus features a college atmosphere in a business setting.

Saint Vincent
A four-year Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college located in the Laurel Highlands region near Latrobe, PA (about 40 miles from Pittsburgh). SVC has been named by several leading magazines as one of the best college buys in the U.S.

Seton Hill
Seton Hill College, located in Greensburg, PA, east of Pittsburgh is a small liberal arts school with an excellent student/teacher ratio. Offers the opportunity to design your own major!

Slippery Rock
One of the largest campuses in western PA, SRU is is a public university located on 600 acres just 50 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh. This liberal-arts school enjoys an enrollment of some 7,600 students in more than 100 degree programs.

University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the Pittsburgh Academy was located in a log cabin near Pittsburgh's three rivers. It is now a state-related, public research university with 32,300 students and  9,600 faculty members, research associates, and staff.

Washington and Jefferson College
Founded in 1781, W&J is one of America's oldest, national liberal arts colleges. Internationally known for its pre-law and pre-health programs. Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, about 40 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh.

Westminster College
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked first in the country in graduation rate performance among national liberal arts college, according to U.S. News & World Report, and is the most affordable national liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.

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