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Reviews 3265 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse campus, everybody is allowed to have their own beliefs

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Love the football and basketball games, there is a lot of school spirit

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone on campus is great

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life does not pay a huge role in the average college student life.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are available apartments or housing but cost is an issue

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity on campus is welcomed and helps everyone learn more about others culture

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The students are well focused on paving a path for their future career.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial aid is a little hard to come by and causes stress.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus housing is becoming more available and the atmosphere is very professional

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The city atmosphere is thrilling, there is never a dull moment and many experiences to try.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Campus life is awesome, there are many clubs to join to find friends and the campus is well kept

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Sports bring the students together and help create friendships.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food tastes great and there are plenty of choices.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The overall experience was a very pleasant one.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Love the city setting and lifestyle.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've loved it, but at this point, I'm using Pitt as a step up to the next thing.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I'm not really big into athletics, but they don't call it the Oakland Zoo for nothing.

3 College Senior

Academics: Pitt offers a wide variety of programs, and most of them are good. It's primarily a research university, so there are some lacking areas, particularly in non-philosophy humanities like creative writing or journalism.

4 College Senior

Academics: My undergraduate psychology and philosophy experiences have been rewarding, but I came under the impression that Pitt really excels in its graduate-level studies.

College Senior

Greek Life: I didn't participate in Greek life.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Pitt's diverse student community is definitely one of its best features. It's a great school to break down any preconceived notions about race/sexuality/socioeconomic status, because you'll likely be interacting with a lot of people who are different.

3 College Senior

Local Area: While Oakland proper is filled with successful businesses and restaurants which contribute to the thriving urban atmosphere, South Oakland is rapidly becoming a student ghetto. Housing in Pittsburgh is relatively cheap, and often unscrupulous landlords take advantage of the throngs of kids looking for housing.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Pitt's such a large and diverse school, there's probably something for everyone in terms of dating & hookups. However, a large portion of students are typical jock/frat/sorority types, and aside from the hipsters and fashionistas, Pitt students are among the worst-dressed people I've ever seen.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Oakland's large non-student population and metropolitan setting necessarily makes Pitt more dangerous than, say, a secluded private campus, but Pittsburgh is a very friendly city, and while crime is present, I and most people I talk to feel safe walking around, even at night.

4 College Senior

Majors: PItt's psychology program is heavily research-based, and has been a great jumping-off point for what I want to get into. The intro-level classes are usually huge, but the class size drops down to very small by the time courses get more specific.


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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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