The University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a state-related research university, founded in 1787 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has around 18,700 undergraduates and a campus rich in eclectic, historic architecture. It has competitive academic programs, and through Pitt Arts, allows an exploration of art throughout the campus and city. With over 300 student organizations and a number of student traditions & activities, from Lantern Night to Fall Fest, students are made to feel right at home. Its basketball games, thanks to the Oakland Zoo, have the best cheering section of all time! The school is situated close to the city’s downtown arts & culture scene and gives back through its community outreach programs. Its students also get free public transit, free admission to museums and gym time; allowing them to truly embrace life in the big city. Notable Pitt alumni include Academy Award-winner Gene Kelly and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai. The university, buzzing with activity both within and off-campus, connects its students to invaluable experiences.