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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are better than others, as is the case in most colleges. Overall though, housing is pretty nice especially at a school where land is at a premium.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some frats and sororities do great things for the campus and community while others, unfortunately, have earned a bad reputation for partying and illicit activities. Greek life is not a large part of the Pitt experience with the exception of perhaps bid week.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Pitt has some of the greatest school spirit of all of the schools in PA. There is tons of student involvement at football games and especially basketball games, however some of the other sports do not see as much attention. The athletic facilities are excellent.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The atmosphere on Pitt's campus is incredible and the academics are astounding. However, having said that, this is a large research university and as a result, many TAs are international students conducting research and are not always the most passionate or enthusiastic about teaching.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Lol don't come here if you want to be apart of greek life

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I mean, we aren't the best at sports but we make legends here. There have been some great athletes that have come from the University of Pittsburgh. Even though we sometimes suck at sports, we still have amazing school spirit.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Academically - It's tough, I won't lie. This is like 100 times harder than anything you've done in high school but I promise it's worth the success in the end.

Socially - I have made friends that I will have for forever. The party aspect is fun and I just all around love the feel of Pitt and the city of Pittsburgh.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Barely a handful of kids are in it

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball isn't that big unless you get in the oakland zoo. But football season is pretty huge

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful. The student body is so big, but also so small because everyone knows everyone in some way.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always police around campus and they genuinely care about the well-being of the students. If they show up at a party, they do not want to get everyone in trouble; they simply want everyone to be safe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When applying to Pitt I was slightly nervous about the large class sizes, but after my first year, I can say that they are not intimidating at all. The professors are always available during their office hours for questions, and not all classes are huge. My Spanish class only had 7 people in it while my Psychology class had 400.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It all depends on who you know and the amount of effort that the student is willing to put forth. There are many opportunities available for the students who really out the work into finding the correct internship/job.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in the Litchfield Towers as a freshman and I have met all of my closest friends there. Although the dorms are small, they are really nice. The Towers are in a really convenient place.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not for me, but I have many friends who are in frats and sororities. Although they tend to have a negative connotation with them, I think they have done a lot for the community and they strengthen the university.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Although I am not involved with any sports, I have been a part of the Oakland Zoo at almost every basketball game, and I have attended almost every home football game as well. The amount of school spirit is extremely strong and it unites the students very well. We have a ton of fun.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am 100% in love with Pitt and I do not regret my decision of attending at all. I have made so many wonderful friends while maintaining a 3.8 GPA, and the campus is beautiful. My professors have been such a huge help and I have learned a ton.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Any level of sexual assault on campus is one that we should strive to eliminate.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, I really enjoy Pitt. Like I said before, it is extremely expensive. Because of that reason, I wish that my professors took a bigger interest in me personally as a student. However, socially, I really enjoy the opportunities that Pitt has given me and the way coming to Pitt encouraged me to break out of my shell.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'll be graduating with a B.S. degree in Emergency Medicine. This is the only school in the nation to offer such a degree. That's awesome.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Definitely not worth $10,000 for the year when I can live off campus, have more amenities and conveniences, and pay a lot less.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not really my thing but it looks fun and like people involved make a lot of friends.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I enjoy going to the games but so much academic preference is given to the athletes and that isn't the reason they chose Pitt. They chose Pitt to play division 1 sports -- not necessarily for their education.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Pitt. But I do feel that it is overpriced for the quality of the education that I receive and the quality of life on campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Pittsburgh is not only in, what I consider, a great location, but is constantly bustling with passionate professors and intelligent conversation. The amount of research that goes on at Pitt is only second to the access undergraduates have to participate in the very same labs. This is something that I really appreciate.

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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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