Student Life

Pittsburgh is a world-class urban setting with a small-town feel. It is a city that keeps growing and reinventing itself, and the Dietrich School is proud to be part of this thriving community. Our distinctive neighborhoods offer safe, affordable living options. Our public transportation network is free to Pitt students, faculty, and staff. Our University’s comprehensive network of student services includes career and academic development; international student assistance; health and wellness; disability and legal services; and more.


The Dietrich Graduate School of Arts and Sciences seeks to promote diversity among faculty and students.  We want to foster an inclusive environment for students and faculty and to increase the number of well-trained academics who reflect different cultures, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, experiences, genders, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations.