The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    Events like Buggy, Carnival, and Greek Sing
  2. 2
    Career fairs
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    Painting the fence at midnight and chillin' on the cut on a nice day
  4. 4
    Diversity and research opportunities
  5. 5
    $1 movies in the UC, plays at the Purnell Center
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    The prestige of CMU
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    Vocelli Pizza and half-priced, late-night food at local restaurants
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    PHI on Thursday nights and "Wine Night" at Shady Grove and the William Penn Tavern
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    Free entrance to most museums, gardens, and exhibits; free food from campus organizations
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    Cost of living in Pittsburgh

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
87% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
97% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Big Dorms
50% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
84% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
65% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
61% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
80% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
71% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
98% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 69% of classes having less than 20 students.
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.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-59% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

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    Workload and tuition
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    Rain and cold, and stinkbugs (Pittsburgh's resident insect)
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    Boy/girl ratio
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    Varsity sports games
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    Teachers with heavy accents
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    Finding a parking spot
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    Walking to the sky statue
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    The HUB
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    Skibo Gym

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $43,160, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,810.
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