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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you don't want drugs, don't do drugs.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe; fear of sexual assault is talked about.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pitt has clear opportunities for students who try.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I hate the idea of Greek life.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Pitt is clearly big on sports and other athletics.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pitt gives students the option to do anything.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus, especially in the consideration that Pitt is located in such an urban area. Entering the dorms is very secure and I have heard of very little crime in the are. When an emergency is occurring, however, students are effectively notified.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I believe that Pitt offers a very wide variety of courses that really enable students to pursue specific interests. In addition, the professors are very passionate and knowledgable on the subjects, and the class sizes are a decent size, allowing students to interact directly with their professor.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I thoroughly enjoy the spaciousness, cleanliness and modernity of my hall. The social atmosphere isn't great but the other residents are very nice and accepting, as well is my RA. The price however, is a bit high for what you're getting.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics is a moderately large part of life on campus, but not overbearing and not something that feels like an obligation to participate in. I, personally don't typically attend sporting events and don't feel out of the loop at all. I do, however, use the athletic facilities and find them to very up to date and well equipped.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I believe my overall experience at the University of Pittsburgh meets my high expectations of college life fairly well. I am highly impressed by the academics and available opportunities for student. The dorms here are fantastic compared to other schools i have visited and staff and professors are very willing to assist students as well.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and in south oakland.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Engineering is difficult but not too intense or competitive.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Co-op office sucks, but they will get you a job.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: NORDENBERG IS THE BEST DORM. YOU MUST LIVE HERE!!!

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Pitt is very strict towards greek life and has kicked several frats off campus

4 College Junior

Athletics: Big gym, but there is only one easily accessible one on campus.. and it's still a hike to get to.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: A bit too strict on greek life. Tailgates are awesome. Great people, fun environment.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe when walking home at night to my apartment

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have loved a lot of my classes so far, especially my major classes

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't really checked out those services much but they seem pretty good

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I had a pretty good experience living on campus, especially freshmen year

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved with Greek life but it is not a huge part

4 College Junior

Athletics: I always love going to the football games because they are super spirited

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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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