Pittsburgh, University of
University of Pittsburgh, main campus at Pittsburgh; private with some state support; coeducational; chartered and opened as an academy 1787, called Western Univ. of Pennsylvania 1819–1908. It operates campuses at Johnstown (1927), Greensburg (1963), Bradford (1963), and Titusville (1963) as well. There are centers for social and urban research and for international studies, and it has a noted medical center.
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