The Best & Worst

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

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Going out on Thursday nights
  2. 2
    Not having class on Fridays
  3. 3
    Nationally ranked football and basketball teams
  4. 4
    Events with free food
  5. 5
    SafeRider for getting home after late-night parties
  6. 6
    Dave and Andy's ice cream
  7. 7
    Oakland restaurants and bars
  8. 8
    "History of Jazz" with Nathan Davis
  9. 9
    Movies in the Union
  10. 10
    Tailgating

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
93% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
79% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
89% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
57% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
53% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
53% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
87% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Campus Pride
56% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
79% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
66% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Vibrant Social Scene
57% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 49/51 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
94% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    On-campus meals
  2. 2
    Parking (or lack thereof)
  3. 3
    Hiking up "Cardiac Hill"
  4. 4
    Waiting for shuttles and buses
  5. 5
    Bureaucracy
  6. 6
    Large introductory lectures
  7. 7
    Fighting to get basketball tickets
  8. 8
    Winter weather
  9. 9
    Campus building security
  10. 10
    South Oakland debris
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