For Students With Learning Disabilities
If you've got a learning disability, you know life is tough enough without additional barriers blocking your success. The University of Pittsburgh understands this and is committed to providing equal opportunities to academically qualified students with any disability.
Equal Access Toward Achievement of Your Academic Goals
According to their website, the University's Disability Resources and Services department (DRS) "shares with the student, the responsibility for creating equal access toward achievement of their academic goals." The DRS includes a dedicated website and a host of services to make access to education as seamless as possible. The University of Pittsburgh, originally known as the Pittsburgh Academy, was founded in 1787, in a log cabin near Pittsburgh's three rivers. Today, the University's main campus, located in Pittsburgh's historic Oakland neighborhood, is comprised of 132 urban acres.
The University, commonly known as Pitt, has evolved into one of the world's most distinguished comprehensive schools, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields.
Internationally Recognized Scholarship and Fellowship Awards
Pitt repeatedly produces internationally recognized scholarship and fellowship award winners. Some of its academic disciplines include philosophy, physics, astronomy, history of science, English literature, creative writing, chemistry, business, biological sciences, jazz, engineering, education, international studies, and a variety of medical and health sciences.
Pitt is well known for the development of the first polio vaccine. It's also among the top universities in total research expenditures, as well as a top 10 school in NIH research allocations, bringing in nearly half a billion dollars a year for biomedical and health science research. The University and its medical school are also closely allied with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a leading academic medical center and the most active neurosurgical and organ transplant center in the U.S. These resources have made Pitt a leader in stem cell science, bioterrorism defense, and tissue engineering.
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|2. Vassar College||15. Univ. of Notre Dame|
|3. Univ. of Pittsburgh||16. The Ohio State University|
|4. Goucher College||17. Earlham College|
|5. Reed College||18. Chapman University|
|6. Hunter College||19. Warren Wilson College|
|7. Univ. of Michigan||20. Univ. of California—Santa Cruz|
|8. Hampshire College||21. Stanford University|
|9. Berklee School of Music||22. Univ. of Texas—Austin|
|10. Pepperdine University||23. Middlebury College|
|11. Brown University||24. New York University|
|12. Univ. of the South—Sewanee||25. Univ. of Chicago|
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