The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related Research I institution located in the heart of the city of Pittsburgh. The university has consistently placed in the top 25 research universities in the United States. Similarly, the School of Education is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 25 schools of education. Please visit our website (www.education.pitt.edu) to learn more about our school, department, and programs. The city of Pittsburgh has been named by Forbes magazine as America’s most livable city and by National Geographic Traveler as one of the top 20 best destinations in the world. The city boasts numerous universities, museums, parks, and cultural offerings; extensive public transportation and bicycle lanes; affordable housing; and proximity to state parks and outdoor activities.