Pittsburgh is More Than Our Address

Pittsburgh is no stranger to reinvention. The Steel City has emerged from its smoky past to become a budding hub for a variety of next gen industries: robotics, bio-tech, computer science, and health care. We're proud to be part of a city that knows what it takes to adapt and conquer. We instill in our students a similar attitude of resiliency and determination to succeed. Since Pittsburgh is a world city, our students enjoy plentiful opportunities to connect with multinational Fortune 500 companies that are either headquartered or have regional offices in the city.

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Pittsburgh is a city on the move! In fact, the city is enjoying its largest civic and economic renaissance in more than 50 years-and with no signs of slowing down. As a Katz MBA student, you're part of this action.  

Pittsburgh gives you the best of both worlds: an affordable, small town feel, but access to the culture and opportunities that you would expect of a major U.S. city.

 Here are a few fun facts about the Burgh, courtesy of visitPittsburgh.com:

1) Pittsburgh is the “City of Bridges.” Believe it or not, Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice! The city boasts more than 445 of them, many of them crossing the three rivers (Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela) that meet in downtown Pittsburgh.

2) Pittsburgh has famous food. Plenty of foods that we all know and love started out right here in Pittsburgh. Like the Klondike bar. And Heinz ketchup. And even the Big Mac (which was “invented” near Pittsburgh in 1967). But if you want a real Pittsburgh classic? You have to head to Primanti Brothers‘ Strip District location — home of some of the biggest sandwiches you’ll ever find, with coleslaw and fries right on top.

3) Pittsburgh is full of art. From the Carnegie Museum of Art to the Frick to the Warhol to the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh is actually quite an artsy city. Even Phipps Conservatory has an artsy flair, with glassworks dotted throughout the gardens and exhibits.

4) Pittsburgh also has hills. Move over San Francisco. Bike enthusiasts in the Midwest should look no further than Pittsburgh if they want to train on some steep terrain. Pittsburgh is made up of hills, rivers, and valleys — making for some interesting (and extremely hilly) roads.

5) Pittsburgh is very livable. For a long time, Pittsburgh had a reputation as a polluted industrial town. Forget about that, though. Today, Pittsburgh has dozens of LEED-certified buildings, lots of green spaces, and is currently sitting pretty as the 30th most livable city in the world (and the second most livable in the US),according to CNN.

Also, Katz students enjoy access to the courses of other Pittsburgh colleges and universities. The cross-registration program of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) enables Katz students to take one course per term at another school. Students will additionally receive a pass that allows you to ride public transit in the city free of charge and access to Pitt's library system, fitness facilities, student tickets to events, and reduced rates in parking garages. What does being a student give you? In a word: access.

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Have questions about what life is like living in Pittsburgh, housing, or community resources? Contact our Assistant Director of Student Recruitment, Melanie Krugel mwkrugel@katz.pitt.edu