Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Pittsburgh is a success story among formerly industrial cities that have reinvented themselves. It ranks slightly below the midpoint of our midsize city group and has much to attract students. The city boasts a well-educated population, with over 30 percent of young people holding a BA and an unemployment rate that is among the top half for midsize cities. In addition, the public transit system brings down the overall cost of living. Those who know Pittsburgh well love it for great sports and a vibrant cultural life and for famous Primanti Bros. sandwiches. Moreover, commitment and investment by the University of Pittsburgh have strengthened neighborhoods and the city as a whole.

#13 Pittsburgh, Pa.

POPULATION: 2,354,992
STUDENTS: 149,023
RANKING DETAIL:
#14 COLLEGE EDUCATED
#20 DIVERSITY

Quality of life

#2 CITY ACCESS
#13 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
#15 BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Economics

#11 YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
#16 LABOR FORCE
#9 INNOVATION
#2 RENT

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