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5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love going to the gym!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love where I love and especially who I live with!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Once you get to find your crew, it is so much to go and hang out even if you choose not to drink.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are not many scholarships.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are not many scholarships.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many options at Pitt. It's great!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants around here are phenomenal.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm in a frat here and absolutely love it. One does not need to join one to have fun on campus. For me, I love the social and meeting new people aspect of Greek life.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Pittsburgh is one of the most exciting cities to live in currently and is on the rise. Pittsburgh is the third most college friendly town in the U.S. I am very happy to be a part of such an up and coming city.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not felt unsafe on campus at all.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't huge here yet a lot of people do participate. They do a lot of things within Greek life and it is a commitment. Greek housing is not v.ery nice, just classic apartments

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of places to live off campus. It's fairly easy to find something, the process is hard but meeting with landlords isn't a problem.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The city-like atmosphere of the campus does have a lot of outside factors other than Pitt students. Try not to walk alone at night, but there is always enough people out at night that it would be okay to do so. The police are always patrolling the area.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Pitt football as well as basketball games are so much fun! Football is a nice during the fall season. Basketball games are something beyond what you can imagine. The cheering section is passionate about the team and they work hard to make sure there is enough energy in the section.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: If you love the city, than Pitt is perfect. Oakland is a nice neighborhood of the city that isn't too far away from the main indemnities of Pittsburgh. It also has enough to do in the area of itself. City atmosphere but too crowded. There is enough spacing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on where you're living, buildings and food aren't too far away. Decently close to everything on campus. Living in the residence halls is fun.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are happening all over campus given any day of the weekend. You just have to know people to find out where they are at, otherwise you'll spend the night wandering looking for something.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Pittsburgh is a city on its way back up, which is good, and it means there are tons of eco-friendly, and new age things to enjoy. It is still very much hanging on its past though and the museums and parks are a great cultural endeavour.

5 College Senior

Majors: The chemistry program here is one of the best. There are tons of visiting lectures to attend, and the faculty are some of the biggest names in research right now. There is an office dedicated to helping find internships, and Pitt is partnered with companies like Bayer and Valspar which are continually growing and in need of chemists.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: The gyms have tons of equipment and great hours. Many of the dorms have gyms inside of them for use by residents.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the houses are a bit old and run down because they have been college housing for so long, but a lot of landlords do keep up on their properties, and prices aren't terrible if you get a couple of roommates

5 College Senior

Academics: Despite large class numbers in some of the early core classes professors still manage to know all of their students personally and provide extended office hours.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus police force is huge and integrated with city police. The health services office is centrally located and offers emergency service through UPMC. It even includes an on campus pharmacy where you can pick up discounted prescriptions and other drug store products, all located in the first floor of a dormitory.

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: Because much of Oakland is student living, there aren't a lot of locals to interfere or call the police, and there are plenty of resources (stores, distributors, etc.) to throw last minute parties and keep parties going.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places in Oakland and around the city and many places, even distant from campus accept Panther funds.

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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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