School of Information Sciences

SIS welcomes diverse array of students for fall 2016 term


Here at SIS, we pride ourselves on our diversity. From our interdisciplinary faculty to our multiple degree programs, and various specializations within each program, our school explores the breadth of the information professions and information sciences.

More important than the diversity of our faculty or programs, however, is the diversity of our students. On August 29, more than 230 students joined SIS for the fall 2016 term, bringing their own diverse ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds. These students come from 22 different states and 10 countries.

Not only are they geographically diverse, but they come from a wide variety of disciplines. We are welcoming students with backgrounds that range from English and History to Economics and Engineering. These varying perspectives are key in promoting active discussion and furthering the field of information science. As our alumni will work with people from all over the world, and our research will benefit global corporations and organizations, the diversity of this iSchool community will best prepare our new students.

Please join us in welcoming these new students to the iSchool at Pitt!

New students for 2016 fall term:

Bachelor's - 44

Master's - 202

PhD Students - 16

Students coming from 22 different states:

California Colorado Delaware
Florida Illinois Indiana
Kansas Maine Maryland
Missouri Nevada New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina
Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island
Tennessee Texas Virginia
West Virginia



Students coming from 10 different countries:

Chile China India
Iran Korea Saudi Arabia
Taiwan United Kingdom United States



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