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OaklandLocated 0 miles from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and 3 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland is an urban neighborhood 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 offer easy access to public transportation, casual restaurants, and shopping venues.

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

Known as the cultural heart of the city, Oakland also features top-rated museums and performing arts venues like the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History (rated among the top 5 natural history museums in the country), Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum, Carnegie Music Hall, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


  • Tepper Students: 2% of student population live here
  • Median Resident Age: 22 years
  • Average Household: 1.9 people (Families: 27.1%, Renters: 73%)
  • Median House Value: $88,537
  • Median Income: $20,912  


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MBA / JD 2012

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Pittsburgh Fact

Once the site of Forbes Field (the original home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and 3rd home of the Pittsburgh Pirates), Oakland is 3rd in the state for commerce and social activity. Only Center City, Philadelphia and Downtown Pittsburgh have more.