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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I was "guaranteed" a scholarship, that I didn't end up receiving. The school is pretty nice though.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved Pitt so much that I came back for Graduate school. In my mind it has the perfect combination of a big and small school feel. While there a lot of undergrads, beyond the big intro classes they do well at keeping small class sizes. The size of the campus and the situations that people live in makes everyone feel close and you get to know a lot of people this way. There is a lot to do in Oakland and the surrounding areas and there is great school spirit.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pitt is amazing so far. I'm ecstatic to for the start of this school year, even though we have yet to start classes.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had a great time. Pitt is a great balance between fun and academics. I feel confident about my future after I graduate.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was between two schools and I can confidently say now that I am so glad I chose Pitt and I feel so at home here on campus. The neighborhood is perfect and everything you need is a walk or a (free) bus ride away. Our school is large, but you'll soon find that bumping into friends from time to time is fairly common. Classes are tough, but worth it. Since coming to this school, I have felt the happiest and most content I have ever been.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was very unsure about Pitt at the beginning of my freshman year. I was torn between it and another university, and ended up choosing it because of financial reasons. Despite my fears, my mom kept telling me "you'll end up where you'll supposed to be". By the time i finished my first semester, I knew that she was right. Pitt is the perfect school for me. I was worried about the size of the student body (18,000 undergrads) , but the students are (in general) so welcoming and friendly and involved, I would say it feels more like 7,000 undergrads. But with as many kids as the school has, there are a million different classes to explore and a club for almost anything you love to do. So many kids are super involved, and maintain that involvement while double majoring and double minoring. We all have an immense amount of pride when it comes to our school- almost everyone here is in love with Pitt. The teachers are engaging, the neighborhood of oakland is exciting. Not only is Pitt amazing, but the city of Pittsburgh is ones of the coolest places I've ever been. With free city bussing using your Pitt ID, you can go almost anywhere in the city, weather it be shopping in south side, coffee in lawrenceville, or sightseeing downtown. I love the city almost as much as I love my school.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and perfect for anyone who loves the city. There are so many things to do and you don't feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The professors are super knowledgable and challenge you. Also since it is a fairly large student population, making friends is not hard because there is a social group for everyone.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Pitt offers everything I ever wanted academically and it was nice staying in my home city.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: School hasn't started but so far I love it

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love that I am close to home- never get home sick and can have family visit any time I need them. Also, this allows me to stay active in the lives of my three younger siblings.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this school and everything about it. The welcoming students and the loving community around made my first year the best year of my life.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: My school has a lot of extra curricular activities

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The university is very diverse. There is always a club, a group, or something to get involved with to make new friends. Students are extremely friendly. Professors are always willing to help.The opportunities available to everyone is incredibly high.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Hail to Pitt! Great university in a great neighborhood with many things to do including supporting the athletic teams.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Pitt! It has a great program for my major and I love the campus

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had an amazing first year at Pitt and can't wait to go back. I've met so many amazing people and have been given many great opportunities here. My professors were great and created a very friendly and engaging environment to learn in. There is so much to get involved in here and having the entire city of Pittsburgh right there makes it hard to be bored.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I had great professors, met great people, and the community within the school is awesome. Lots of things to do on campus, but the city of Pittsburgh also offers loads of things to do.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think Pitt has a very good engineering program and Japanese program which I was personally interested in. I also want to study abroad and Pitt will allow me to fulfill my goal of studying abroad in Japan.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school. The atmosphere is terrific. It's obvious that the staff want you to succeed. There are countless resources at your disposal, from research opportunities to tutoring. If you need help you can find it. The camaraderie amongst the students is unbelievable, in the best possible way. The campus is lovely. The staff is great. The students are terrific. I would absolutely make this decision again and I always encourage prospective students to give Pitt a try because they won't regret it.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: School is a lot harder than I thought. Most students start out pre-med/pre-health and end up doing something else.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pitt is bursting with opportunities. I strongly suggest being a part of the Honors LLC

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: H2P! From the moment I stepped on campus I was taken aback by how much there was to offer here. From clubs, to residence life sponsored activities, to research opportunities, Pitt really has it all!

3 College Student

Overall Experience: It was a pretty cool experience oh yeah it was kind of fun too!

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I just transferred in and I haven't really gotten the chance to see how it is but other then tuition not being affordable, everything else seems great.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really think Pitt is the best school to introduce you to college life. It's challenging yet not impossible to do well, and everyone on campus cares about their schoolwork but also knows how to have fun! Lots of opportunities for research, there's always stuff going on in Pittsburgh that you can participate in. Campus organizations really make you feel like you're at home; the party scene/nightlife is great but doesn't distract from campus too much. A decent bang for your buck in terms of getting a good education while paying in-state prices.

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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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