Local Atmosphere

Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrads
1,040
Tuition
$24,438
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is plenty to do. The campus is surrounded by shopping, restaurants, and museums. It is five minutes from downtown. There is also a larger university nearby.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Pittsburgh is a great city, yes there are some problems, but what city doesn't have its issues. Pittsburgh is a great city to start college in.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I'm pretty familiar with the Pittsburgh area because I grew up there. I'm going to be a freshman this upcoming fall and I'm going to be a Nursing Major. I'm very excited and love how friendly everyone is on the campus! It will also be fun to go around to the different shops in the Oakland area with friends.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Carlow University is in Oakland which is right by Pittsburgh. This area is a cultural melting pot. The busses can take students practically anywhere in the city where they can induldge in shopping, concerts, attractions, sporting events and different restaurants. Oakland is mainly a city full of college students so local attitude is very accepting to students.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Pittsburgh is a city for students so the entire area is geared for them in terms of shopping, great prices on cultural events, museums, medical care., etc. we've got the Pirates, the Steelers, and the Penguins!

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 21 responses

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  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 0% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 4% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 96% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 10% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 86% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% No way.
  • 33% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 62% Totally.
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