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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Teachers could be more consistent in their teaching methods/grading

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Much of the responsibility is placed on the student

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not much is done for the non athlete students, safety is not a big issue

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Small, not the best living scenario, lottery is a hassle

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's there if you want to, not a lot of options, but they're there if you want

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletes are always pushing each other to do their best

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great learning atmosphere, where everyone pushes each other to succeed

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really have an opinion of them. There is Greek housing, but that's limited and not always enough for all their members. No one really cares if someone is in the Greek system or not. I think on average there is more Greek-Greek collaboration than non-Greeks

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: I don't really pay attention to athletics passed my own sports, but they use a variety of buildings and at least one is space has equipment for each sport exclusively.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a lot of people you can go to for help. Make sure to keep in touch and establish the relationship early.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I am an online student and do not have first-hand knowledge of this.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is the best school to go to for Library Science because it is ALA (American Library Association) accredited and has a competitive edge.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I am an online student and do not have first-hand knowledge of this.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am an online student and do not have first-hand knowledge of this.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am an online student, so I am not familiar with this first-hand.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a new enrollee, I am expected to create online accounts and register for classes with little to no direction from advisors. I can find everything I need online if I look hard enough. I have yet to be impressed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I couldn't be happier. I love my friends, most of the professors, my advisor, the clubs...I love Pitt.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although I haven't looked for an internship/job yet, there are Internship and Job fairs every semester at the student union and career services is very helpful!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus, I feel safe. However, if you wander off, you are in a city and you must take precautions, especially at night.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Towers my first year. Towers is old, but living in Towers your freshman year is almost a tradition at Pitt. You meet a ton of people and the convenience is unbeatable. Although the rooms are small and the communal bathrooms aren't great, I met my best friend on my floor and I was sad to move out.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is Greek life on campus, but you do not have to join Greek to have a social life. I am not Greek and after being on campus a year, nothing draws me to join Greek at Pitt.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and Basketball games are fun to attend! The Zoo (basketball fan section) is well organized and a lot of fun.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm very happy with my choice to attend the University of Pittsburgh! I will be a sophomore in the fall and I can't wait to go back. When you're not in class or studying, there is always something to do in Oakland; concerts, museums, parties, sporting events, shopping. Pittsburgh is an action-packed city, and the University of Pittsburgh reflects that. Also, you will fall in love with the Cathedral of Learning (Cathy).

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2 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Greek life events are definitely not the safest place for women to venture, especially if they are by themselves or have had to much to drink. Sexual assault is a problem at universities around the country, and university administrators do not like acknowledging this fact because it gives their universities bad publicity. Pitt is not the worst when it comes to addressing sexual assault on campus but there are definitely steps the administration could take to enhance their dealings with sexual assault and violence.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The overall experience at Pitt was healthy, enjoyable, and eye-opening. I met a lot of different people from all different walks of life. There were a lot of people from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg areas, but that is to be expected from a big state school such as Pitt. I made a lot of life long friends and I also learned a great deal about the field I want to pursue a career in while at the same time learning a great deal about myself and the person who I want to be.

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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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