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TheUniversity of Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as Pitt) is astate-relatedresearch university located inPittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded on theedge of the American frontieras the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, and evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania by alteration of its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various re-locations within the area, the school moved to its current location in theOaklandneighborhood of the city and was renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of theCommonwealth System of Higher Educationin 1966. Pitt has been placed among the top public universities in the United States in both domesticand international rankings, and has been listed as a "best value" in higher education by multiple publications.