Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrads
17,256
Tuition (in-state)
$26,280 ($16,590)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great school spirit. Great teams. Fun games.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Harsh winters. Shouldn't let it bother you too much

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: its fine could be better

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: i didnt get enoughmoney but i got some and im thankful

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: its okay nice to hang out

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: its okay not enough sometimes

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2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: its fine if u are 21

4 College Freshman

Transportation: We get free port authority bussing, which is so helpful

3 College Freshman

Weather: Very bipolar weather, will be freezing in the morning then raining then very hot then snowing, etc.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Don't give much aid, however I am receiving in state tuition

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Many options for sororities or fraternities if wanted, but no pressure to be involved

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus about 5 minutes from the university and I love it. It's so easy to get to school and its nice to have my own space.

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5 College Junior

Majors: It's great! They have everything laid out for you to successfully finish your degree plan.

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4 College Junior

Majors: There are a lot of internship options. If you go to FutureLinks on your PITT account you will find a huge variety to choose from.

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The rich history is what gives Pittsburgh such a great vibe and provides the people with great places to visit; Like the museums or old churches.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: For the most part the campus is diverse.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: As far as personal safety goes I have never felt in danger on campus.

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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I have no complaints about the campus strictness. If anything it makes me feel safer knowing I am being protected.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: I live right by Walnut st. which has a pretty good night life on the weekends. Lots of great bars that have a fun and safe atmosphere.

5 College Junior

Weather: I'm from Texas and one thing I noticed about Pitt is that it doesn't matter the weather! Everyone is out and about living their lives as if the weather doesn't make much of a difference.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I personally live off campus but the housing on campus is said to be fair. You have plenty of amenities at your fingertips and its significantly less than living off campus.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Everybody is filled with school spirit here!

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5 College Junior

Computers: There's plenty of computer labs on campus! I have yet to try and use a computer and absolutely all computer labs are full. They are fast and you have access to everything you need academically.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is relatively big on campus, but only in the partying scene. It's by no means a requirement to be in a frat to enjoy yourself on campus.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Pittsburgh is cold, windy, and rainy. It's not the worst city, weather-wise, but the forecasts are always completely wrong. The weather's absolutely unpredictable. Never go anywhere without an umbrella, a jacket, and relatively sturdy shoes.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Courtney Vock
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
Creative Non-Fiction Writing
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Overall, students agree that they wouldn't trade their Pitt experience for anything. As with most decisions, there are a lot of things to consider. If you don't like living in a city environment, Pittsburgh may not be the place for you. While it doesn't have the feel of New York of Philadelphia, the area is definitely urban. Also, Pitt is a large school—you're in for some big lecture classes and a somewhat overwhelming campus during the first year or so. Everything will seem to get smaller after you've been around awhile, though. Weather can be a concern if you're used to a warmer climate—snow, rain, and wind rule Pittsburgh winters. This is something that you can easily get used to though, unless you're a diehard warm weather fan.

What Pitt does offer is high-caliber academics, plenty of student organizations, and countless opportunities, such as study abroad, cultural activities, and sports. If you're willing to become active on campus, there's a lot more to Pitt than meets the eye. The University's location can also be a great advantage—Pittsburgh itself is a great city that is a positive environment for students to live and learn in, thanks in part to the city being home to a number of colleges and universities. The social scene is always jumping, locals are friendly, and there's always something to do if you explore a little. The best idea is to visit and try to get a feel for the area. You can get the same quality education at Pitt that can be found in many smaller, expensive schools, but here you'll pay less to have a vibrant city right at your doorstep.

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