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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Great architecture and labs. Amazing sporting events as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Don't wait around. Be proactive. They will not do it for you.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to get and a bit expensive.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Strict where they need to be.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: You are minutes from sports stadiums and parks. Great atmosphere.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pitt has one of the best alumni associations in the US. Many job fairs occur during the year.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being in the city of Pittsburgh there are plenty of ethnic food varieties all in walking distance.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Like any other dining hall. Food is pretty good, but could use some better hours.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: City Police officers are all around campus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Pitt is great at the Co-Op and internship opportunities that are offered.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many courses to take at this university and a variety of class sizes. I love it here, and I think most people that come here would love it, too.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's nicknamed "an ivy league of public schools" ... I'm pretty sure I should be ok as far as getting a job after graduation. From what I've heard, career services are also really helpful in placing you in those positions.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: For some students, they have been able to find internships quite easily, but I think it really depends on how much effort you put into the search.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I would recommend going in undeclared on your application. It gives you a better chance of getting in (I know from experience). You can just declare your major after your first year in school.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is really strict when they discover drug use, underage drinking, jaywalking, or alcohol in the dorms. Other than that, they are generally lenient with other matters.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is conveniently located on campus and there are a lot of housing options to choose from.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Average student's looks, not extremely poor or excellent.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining variety can get super repetitive. I would like to see more meal options, and healthier ones, too.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek Life so I can't exactly give an informed opinion, but I know that the students that are involved in sororities and really do enjoy it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is very easy to find, but South Oakland (where most students choose to stay for off-campus housing) can get very messy, especially on the weekends...

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: We have a pretty average looking campus. The buildings aren't all too special, just average. Our architectural gem is really the Cathedral of Learning; most everyone studies here at some point, if not all the time, during their college career.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel really safe walking around campus at all times because there are always so many other people out and about at almost all times of the day.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is huge at Pitt; though, we don't have as much fan support as Penn State, which can be disappointing.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of the professors are very friendly and there are a lot of available courses that can range from really challenging to kind of a breeze. Workload is pretty average.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a business and environmental studies double major and so far it's not too difficult as far as workload goes...it's just a matter of being able to take all of the appropriate classes to graduate.

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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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