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University of Pittsburgh
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The tall building is the "Cathedral of Learning"
Former names
Pittsburgh Academy (1787–1819)
Western University of Pennsylvania (1819–1908)
Motto Veritas et Virtus (Latin)
Motto in English
Truth and Virtue
Type State-related research university
Established February 28, 1787 (1787-02-28)
Endowment $4.311 billion (2019)
Chancellor Patrick D. Gallagher
Provost Ann E. Cudd
Academic staff
5,240
Students 28,391
Undergraduates 19,200
Postgraduates 9,191
Location , ,
United States
Campus Urban, 132 acres (53 ha)
Colors Pitt Royal and Pitt Gold
         
Athletics NCAA Division IACC, EAGL
Nickname Panthers
Affiliations AAU, APLU, EDUCAUSE, MSA, ORAU, URA
Mascot Roc the Panther
Pennsylvania Historical Marker
Designated: November 2, 1979

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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