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Reviews 3416 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The university offers the students a lot of support in the job/internship finding process.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is pretty safe. The administration actively works to make the place a safe environment.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life on campus is not a huge deal. I have never witnessed any snobbery related to it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really like the campus, which is close to some really nice museums, and the professors so far are really good.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There always seems to be something going on related to sports, and people seem interested in it. However, I personally am not involved in any sports so I feel like I can't give an accurate or fair assessment.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: While not in Greek life many friends are and they really enjoy it. The housing is provided but does not overthrow the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Pitts sports following is an old, longwithstanding tradition with years of support. Alumni from every generation come back to at least one game person. School spirit is high and the student section is awesome

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pitt offers so many student events for every type of subject. There's never nothing to do. The classes are challenging but in depth and the professors look to help as much as they can. Pitt is a wonderful school with amazing academics.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: student health center could use some work but hey whatever.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great atmosphere. Wonderful degree programs. Can't ask for much more.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is a very valuable degree that is looked upon highly from employers.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The only downside to the freshman girls in Holland is the whole no AC thing.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really pay attention to it since I am not in it.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Games are so much fun! I enjoy getting to use some of the athletes facilities when they are not

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: just sometimes I get tired of the hustle and bustle of the city.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are services available like the shuttle and safe-rider. I usually feel safe walking home from campus at night. Or I just take the bus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had 99% amazing experiences with professors that want the best for you. They want to help you learn and grow as a student and more importantly as a person.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm confident of the workforce value of my degree from Pitt. H2P

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorm life wasn't for me. It's super convenient to be on campus. I only lived on campus for my freshman year.

4 College Junior

Athletics: It's high energy and brings everyone together!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Pitt. I love the feeling of being in the city and the pride everyone has for their (our) school. It's such a cool feeling to be apart of. More than that, you know you're getting a good education. It's Pitt after all. H2P

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are many programs at Pitt that inform students about the sexual assault statistics in the United States and the dangerous effects of alcohol. Also, there are blue lights around campus and many police officers are always around the city in order to make the students feel safe at all hours.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So many different courses are offered at Pitt, and although some of the professors are dull or underprepared, most are excellent. The courses are difficult but help students learn so much about their field of study. Classes can be big (up to 400 people), but recitations help students feel more comfortable about asking questions.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pitt's career center is one of the best in the nation, and I am proud to say I have many resources in helping me find a job after college. The alumni networks are abundant and many internships are offered solely to Pitt students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are small but the community in the dorms is great and everyone is always extremely nice. It is relatively clean and easy to navigate and I'm enjoying my first year experience in my Residence Hall.

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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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