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Home to the Tepper School of Business and 3 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland is one of the most varied and productive Pittsburgh neighborhoods with an academic, cultural and healthcare personality.

Clustered around the neighborhood’s three universities (Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carlow University) is a dense student population and a mix of old and new apartments, condominiums and single-family homes. Most housing features private or on-street parking and all offers easy access to public transportation, casual restaurants and shopping venues. Explore what Oakland has to offer at onlyinoakland.org.

Influenced and supported by the area’s strong academic base is the large University of Pittsburgh Medical Center complex, which includes UPMC MontefioreUPMC Presbyterian and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Oakland is known as the cultural heart of the city, featuring top-rated museums and performing arts venues. This is no more evident than in the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including the Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History (rated among the top five natural history museums in the country), Carnegie Music Hall, and the main location of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Just south of the Tepper School beyond Flagstaff Hill is Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and a few blocks away is the Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum, the nation’s only military museum dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service.


  • Tepper students: 2 percent of the student population lives here
  • Median resident age: 22 years
  • Average household: 1.9 people families: 27.1 percent, renters: 73 percent)
  • Median house value: $88,537
  • Median income: $20,912


Tepper students receive free rides on all Pittsburgh public transit (PAT) buses year-round with their Carnegie Mellon ID.
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Campus Shuttle
Carnegie Mellon operates a shuttle system for all students that circulates through Oakland.
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The Tepper School of Business also accommodates bikers, walkers, drivers and carpoolers.
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