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University of Pittsburgh

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Neighborhood: North Oakland
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Address: 4200 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
Phone Number: 412/624-4141
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Nice, very old

I was surprised at how old the University of Pittsburgh is. The architecture of the buildings was fascinating. When visiting, be sure to check out the Cathedral of Learning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was surprised at how old the University of Pittsburgh is. The architecture of the buildings was fascinating. When visiting, be sure to check out the Cathedral of Learning (International Rooms) and also Heinz Memorial Chapel.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pittsburgh is a nice place visit with university buildings all around. Nice to walk with college kids moving around all the time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in Oakland the other day and the university brought back many memories as a child riding bikes in summer and sled riding in winter down the hills on campus also many pick up games of baseball. Growing up several blocks from here as children ther was always a congregation of kids from North Oakland and Lower Oakland. The... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy visiting college campuses any time we visit a new city, and this one did not disappoint. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and happy to answer any questions we had. The architecture was beautiful, and the bookstore had lots to offer.

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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The University of Pittsburg is showcased within one extraordinary stone structure towering into the sky. Plan to spend two to three hours exploring it many educational locations of the main stone floor. You will not believe your eyes!

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Basking Ridge, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit PITT for a college tour and information session. The guide was very knowledgeable and the information session was long but detailed. While this may not be the college for my son, it had a lovely campus and lots of opportunities for students.

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Beachwood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Pitt has always been a quality institution of higher learning, but some of the programs they have implemented and the opportunities they offer students are world class and it seems like this trend can only continue. Hail to Pitt

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Thank Jonathan P
Pittsburgh PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Pitt campus overall is just fine-- kind of a tight urban campus with some interesting buildings. But the Cathedral of Learning is a must-see! It contains the Nationality Rooms, several dozen classrooms furnished and decorated authentically by the ethnic groups that made Pittsburgh the ultimate melting pot. Do a self-guided tour-- it's totally worth the cost (which is minimal)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Impressive building in gothic church style. Unique because it is a temple of knowledge. Rooms in different country's style. Beautiful Syrian- Libanese room.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Im not into architecture usually but went with my family and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this building. You can go to the top an take great pictures of Pittsburgh. They have an entire floor dedicated to various countries - each room is a classroom (which is actually used) that represents the country. Great idea and fun. Recommend... More 

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