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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pitt is a great school. The perfect size where it is pretty big so you will meet all sorts of different people but you can see the same people around a lot as well. The campus is beautiful and so is Pittsburgh. Most people that go to Pitt are pretty smart and interesting people.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: The people and the atmosphere there are so wonderful

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i have lived in pittsburgh for twelve years and its an absolutely amazing city. there is always something to do here and the quality of life is phenomenal

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I enjoy the multitude of programs for study abroad. You can go almost anywhere, from South Korea to Australia to Spain to Argentina and so on. If you're thinking of studying abroad, I can guarantee that there is a program that fits your interests.

There is a good variety of food available on campus, but I am a picky eater, so there's not the biggest selection for my tastes. I wish there were more Asian cuisines available such as Korean, Japanese and Szechuan. You can get cold dumplings and sushi, but that is it as far as I know.

It would be nice if the meal plan options were able to be more customized to better suit each person. For me, there isn't one meal plan that fits me well. It's either too much or too little.

I don't particularly enjoy hearing sirens from ambulances and police cars every day, but it's something I have essentially gotten used to.

I know the cost is included in my tuition, but I like how I can use my student ID to ride buses around the city.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When asked about my college experience down the line, I can already tell I'll be looking back with a twinkle in my eye in fond remembrance. Not for the typical college kid reasons of "I partied so hard!" or "I got away with so much trouble, I really lived!". Instead, I'll be looking back at the accomplishments I've set in track for myself, the truest of friendships I've made, and the community of academic minds I've been able to surrounded myself with from the very beginning. The University of Pittsburgh, while boasting a rather large student body, provides the small town atmosphere. Never before have I been surrounded by so many kind people and professors who truly care and give feedback as those at Pitt. The university of Pittsburgh was the only school I applied to, not because I didn't believe I could get into a "better" school, but because I believe there IS no better school than Pitt.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think I ended up right where i belong. I love being in the city, and the campus is beautiful! I have had an overall positive experience with the professors I have chosen, and I love my dorm, floormates, RA, and roommate.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Pitt is the best decision I made. You really find where you fit in and the experience has been undeniably one of the best in my life. Classes are tough, but not unmanageable and help is there if you need it. Hail to Pitt!

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The work load is a lot different in college than it was in high school. I wish I had better prepared in teaching myself how to study and motivate myself to do work, even it it isn't graded.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel included here and the traditions and experiences made will be something I'll never forget all while getting a fantastic education.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: School here is great. It's right in the city so you never have to go far for anything, and you can take the free buses around when you do. Speaking of which, your student ID also gets you into local museums for free as well. The classes aren't easy but if you put effort into them you will be just fine and you'll come away having actually learned something.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The university leaders really care about the school and the student culture has a focus on academics, while having an enjoyable atmosphere.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The best part if my school is the diversity. They have many different programs and opportunities for students to go into whichever field they choose. The professors come from some of the best backgrounds, and always assist the students when needed. The work load is heavy, but not impossible. If you work consistently, and put all your thought and effort into it, you will pass very well.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had an amazing experience at Pitt! I've made great friends and have been learning a lot.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I was "guaranteed" a scholarship, that I didn't end up receiving. The school is pretty nice though.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved Pitt so much that I came back for Graduate school. In my mind it has the perfect combination of a big and small school feel. While there a lot of undergrads, beyond the big intro classes they do well at keeping small class sizes. The size of the campus and the situations that people live in makes everyone feel close and you get to know a lot of people this way. There is a lot to do in Oakland and the surrounding areas and there is great school spirit.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pitt is amazing so far. I'm ecstatic to for the start of this school year, even though we have yet to start classes.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had a great time. Pitt is a great balance between fun and academics. I feel confident about my future after I graduate.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was between two schools and I can confidently say now that I am so glad I chose Pitt and I feel so at home here on campus. The neighborhood is perfect and everything you need is a walk or a (free) bus ride away. Our school is large, but you'll soon find that bumping into friends from time to time is fairly common. Classes are tough, but worth it. Since coming to this school, I have felt the happiest and most content I have ever been.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was very unsure about Pitt at the beginning of my freshman year. I was torn between it and another university, and ended up choosing it because of financial reasons. Despite my fears, my mom kept telling me "you'll end up where you'll supposed to be". By the time i finished my first semester, I knew that she was right. Pitt is the perfect school for me. I was worried about the size of the student body (18,000 undergrads) , but the students are (in general) so welcoming and friendly and involved, I would say it feels more like 7,000 undergrads. But with as many kids as the school has, there are a million different classes to explore and a club for almost anything you love to do. So many kids are super involved, and maintain that involvement while double majoring and double minoring. We all have an immense amount of pride when it comes to our school- almost everyone here is in love with Pitt. The teachers are engaging, the neighborhood of oakland is exciting. Not only is Pitt amazing, but the city of Pittsburgh is ones of the coolest places I've ever been. With free city bussing using your Pitt ID, you can go almost anywhere in the city, weather it be shopping in south side, coffee in lawrenceville, or sightseeing downtown. I love the city almost as much as I love my school.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and perfect for anyone who loves the city. There are so many things to do and you don't feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The professors are super knowledgable and challenge you. Also since it is a fairly large student population, making friends is not hard because there is a social group for everyone.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Pitt offers everything I ever wanted academically and it was nice staying in my home city.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: School hasn't started but so far I love it

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love that I am close to home- never get home sick and can have family visit any time I need them. Also, this allows me to stay active in the lives of my three younger siblings.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this school and everything about it. The welcoming students and the loving community around made my first year the best year of my life.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: My school has a lot of extra curricular activities

1 person found this useful Report
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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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