Become a changemaker in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pittsburgh

Begin your journey in the vibrant Steel City.

We’re located in the heart of Pittsburgh, one of the country’s liveliest cities. And as our 8,000-plus alumni have discovered, it’s an ideal place to study public and international affairs. Our region is a living laboratory for public service, with easy access to Washington, D.C., as well as 130 municipalities, more than 100 special government authorities, and more than 2,500 nonprofit organizations.

Come to learn. Come to live.

We love Pittsburgh, and we think you will too. Whether it’s the copious academic and professional advantages you’ll find, or the access to great food, inspiring art, and enjoyable entertainment, there’s something for everyone here.

The lifestyle

You can expect an easygoing city, with a unique tapestry of neighborhoods that are within minutes of campus.

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The food scene

The city boasts a melting pot of international cultures, supplying you with a diverse mix of delicious, affordable, and easy-to-find cuisine.

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The arts and entertainment

Looking for things to do? Pittsburgh is a true shining star. We have more than 1,000 art galleries, plus the ballet, the opera, the symphony, professional sports, hiking, and much, much more.

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The transportation

Getting around the city is simple, thanks to our bus network and our light rail system (called the “T”), as well as easy access to Amtrak and an international airport.

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City by the numbers

Most livable city in America
Most beautiful places in America
Best cities for millennials

Why Pittsburgh?

See for yourself. And join us. We always have room for one more great idea and for one more great neighbor.