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Pitt Women: A Tradition of Achievement


Margaret and Stella Stein were the first women admitted to Pitt as full-time students, in 1895. They tied for first in their graduating class, launching a tradition of achievement among Pitt women.

Since then, women students have excelled in Pitt classrooms and labs, on playing fields and community-service projects, from the bachelor’s to doctoral levels. Pitt women undergraduates have won Rhodes, Truman, and Marshall scholarships, among innumerable other academic honors.

Women have served as Pitt professors, deans, department chairs, vice chancellors, trustees, and coaches. Currently, Patricia Beeson is Pitt’s senior vice chancellor and provost (Pitt’s top academic officer), and Amy Krueger Marsh is the University’s treasurer and chief investment officer—to name just two high-achieving Pitt leaders. Read about others in a Pitt Magazine story marking the 110th anniversary of the Stein sisters' history-making graduation as part of the Class of 1898.