School Profile : University Of Pittsburgh

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School Profile: University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh was founded all the way back in the 1780s. The total number of undergraduates is around 19,000 per year. The campus is located in an urban setting of 145 acres. The University of Pittsburgh uses a flexible admissions process that accepts around half of students who apply. The University of Pittsburgh is consistently ranked among the top 100 best colleges in the country. The university has earned national recognition for their Schools of Medicine, Education and Engineering. For example, the School of Medicine conduct top notch medical research through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. This institution receives one of the largest amounts of government funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is partially because they are an active member of the Association of American Universities and because they contribute to science advancements. The university’s total annual budget is around two billion, but $900 million goes to research and development costs. Other popular majors at University of Pittsburgh include business, marketing, management, engineering, psychology, information technology, health professions and social sciences. These degrees are popular through the School of Nursing (NURS), Swanson School of Engineering (ENGR), School of Education (EDUC), School of Social Work (SOC WK), School of Information Sciences (SIS) and the College of Business Administration (CBA). The School of Medicine’s two most popular degrees are the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Science in Nursing. The average freshman retention rate is consistently over 90 percent. The University of Pittsburgh has four undergraduate campuses located i... ... middle of paper ... ... on to conduct nursing research or skill teaching. The number of credits required to graduate from the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree depends on the concentration. These degree programs may be completed through either full- or part-time study. The degree curriculum will include core, electives, specialty and role development courses. Some students choose to add a minor in nursing research, education, informatics, genetics or administration. RNs who do not yet have a four-year degree may enter the MSN program through a special RN early admission option. The University of Pittsburgh is just a few miles outside downtown Pittsburgh. Students enjoy the city’s professional sports teams, such as the Penguins and the Steelers, as well as local cultural centers. Due to the fact that Pittsburgh is near three rivers, many students learn how to kayak, sail and fish.
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