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University of Pittsburgh, English Language Institute

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Since 1964, the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Pittsburgh has been teaching English as a second language courses for individuals who wish to improve their English language skills for academic, professional or personal reasons.  We are CEA accredited and a member of UCEIP and AAIEP.  We offer a variety of programs, including:

• Intensive English Program

• Pronunciation, TOEFL Preparation, IELTS Preparation, Multi-skill Evening Course

• Professional and Academic English, English as a Foreign Language for International Teachers, Language and Culture Program. 


The University of Pittsburgh is consistently ranked among top universities:


• #2 public institution in the US in the categories Best Quality of Life and Happiest Students (The Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges 2011)

• #15 top public university in the US, #38 among all US universities, #64 worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-2011)


The city is our campus! The city of Pittsburgh has the advantages of a big city and the friendliness of a small town:


• #1 Most Livable City in the US based on safety, cost of living, education, culture and entertainment, etc (The Economist 2011, 2010)

• #1 Most Secure Place to Live in the US (Large Metropolitan Area) based on crime, motor vehicle accidents, etc (Farmers Insurance 2011)

• Important arts and cultural center: symphony, theater, museums, sports, recreation

• Home to Fortune 500 companies and world-famous medical centers

• Close enough for weekend visits to New York City, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Chicago, and more

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Effective Term: Fall 2012
    • Tuition: 4,150
    • Room and Board: 3,000
    • Estimated Additional Expenses: 3,000
    • Fees: 300
  • Statistics

    • No information available
  • Attributes

    • Setting: Urban
    • City Size: Medium
    • Type of School: English Language Program
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Calendar: Semester
    • Services for International Students: On-campus Summer Housing, English as a Second Language Program, Intensive English, International Student Advisor, Special International Student Orientation Program
    • Programs Offered: Bachelor's Degree, Graduate or higher
  • Admissions Office

    • English Language Institute
    • Department of Linguistics
    • 2816 Cathedral of Learning
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
    • 412-624-5901
    • Admissions Contact Name: ELI Admissions Officer

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