Each student brings his or her own perspective to campus, and it’s what happens when we talk about those ideas and experiences and beliefs that makes this such an amazing place.


We Are the World

In the early 20th century immigrants came to Pittsburgh to work in thriving factories and mills, and they built communities that reflected their traditions, cultures, and cuisines. Today people from every race, background, and part of the world come to our city to take advantage of our preeminent educational, cultural, and medical offerings (not to mention our Pirates, Penguins, and pierogies). We value our differences—in backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences—and we know the Dietrich School is stronger and smarter because of what we learn with and from each other.

From Argentina to Zambia

Pitt is home to students* from 103 countries.  Here are the top 10 countries of origin:

  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Brazil
  • Taiwan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Turkey

*Figures include undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

And Now It’s Time for a Breakdown

Here’s a snapshot of our undergraduate population from the fall term of 2015:

  • 5,007Male
  • 5,870 Female
  • 386 International
  • 558 Black/African American
  • 9 American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 1,191 Asian
  • 6 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • 376 Hispanic or Latino
  • 7,813 White
  • 417 Two or more races
  • 121 Race unknown

It Starts at the Top

“A big part of diversity for me is fostering a culture of inclusiveness at the University, making Pitt a place that’s attractive to be, where you encounter a mix of new ideas, outlooks, and people that reflects the global reality.” 
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

Learn more about the Dietrich School’s academic, social, cultural, and career-readiness programs and activities that support the success and well-being of our underrepresented students.