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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There has only been one professor I haven't liked, but otherwise I have had a great experience with my professors.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many students at Pitt are very ambitious and are encouraged to work towards their goals by the University staff constantly.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have personally felt safe, but I know others who have been assaulted.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I appreciate the convenience of my dorm in terms of location.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's a large part of campus life and is crazy fun!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pitt has great opportunities & a close community.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are fine, and professors are able to reach every single student in class, providing better education.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Pitt is known for its academics around the world, and students comes from all places and countries. From what I know, people are relatively successful after graduating from undergrad and grad school.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Feel safe on campus, but since it's an open campus, there are a lot of people walking around at night and beggars sitting on the sidewalk.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence hall I live in provides great environment to live, but the equipment seems somewhat aged and probably should be changed soon.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Students and staff members support and cheer for athletes almost every time. As a member at Pitt, I really feel the athletes are being respected as the center of the group.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Pitt is a great school to continue one's education, and supportive when it comes to future planning. However, I thought the staff could have done more for the students on their classes and daily life. Overall, it's a great place to shape your life, and experience something above your expectations in college.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: As long as I've been here, I haven't heard of any sexual assault incidents.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It has one of the best and toughest neuroscience programs in the country, obtaining my degree will certainly help.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I never paid much attention, so I'm not really sure.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I don't watch sports nor do I use the school's facilities.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The large classes don't help. Some professors are very passionate and helpful, and others simply do not care.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am part of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity chapter at the University of Pittsburgh, and the co-ed fraternity has become one of the things I look forward to every week. Every Tuesday night at 8:30, all of our brothers cannot wait to see each other at our meeting, and our Firm nights are huge hits for our Associates. Greek does make an impact on campus, but it is not so significant to where you cannot have fun if you are not Greek. Pitt is just one huge diverse family.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I really did not get into intramural sports until my second semester at Pitt, and now I wish I had been going since the beginning of the year. Students are extremely involved in intramural, club, and Division 1 sports. Pitt is a very active school, and extremely supportive of all of its sports teams. Win or lose, Pitt always stands behind our teams. During football and basketball season, even if you are not a fan, you cannot wait to see the Victory Lights lighten up "Cathy's" (Cathedral of Learning) beautiful facade.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not regretted my decision to go to Pitt at all yet. I have loved every minute of my time there so far. The professors, community, and social life are extremely unique to Pitt. I do wonder sometimes what it would have been like if I had gone to another school, but then I remember all of the amazing people I have met so far and all of the amazing experiences, especially Pitt football at Heinz Field, and then I just cannot wait to go have another amazing experience in Oakland. I have literally been counting down the days until August 24th when I drive back into Pittsburgh.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is a class, class style, and class size for everyone on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Pitt has a great career placement.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is very safe. It is usually pretty comfortable walking around alone at night.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved living in campus housing. It's a lot easier than off campus, and cleaner.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I think Greek Life is a personal thing.

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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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