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University of Pittsburgh
Motto Veritas et Virtus
Established February 28, 1787
Type mix of public and private
Endowment US $2,334,000,000
Chancellor Mark Nordenberg
Provost James V. Maher
Academic staff 4,669
Students 27,562
Undergraduates 17,427
Postgraduates 10,135
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban, 0.53 km2 (132 acres)
Former names Pittsburgh Academy (1787-1819)
Western University of Pennsylvania (1819-1908)
Colors Blue and Gold              
Athletics 17 sports teams
NCAA Division I
Nickname Pitt, Panthers
Mascot "Roc" the Panther

The University of Pittsburgh is a public university in the city of Pittsburgh in the United States of America. It is also called "Pitt". Pitt was started in 1787. Pitt has 27,562 students. Pitt is famous for philosophy, studying other countries, and its hospital called the "University of Pittsburgh Medical Center" (UPMC). Pitt does a lot of research. Pitt is also famous for its tall building named the "Cathedral of Learning". Pitt is also famous for sports. Pitt's best sports are American football and basketball.


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