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5 College Freshman

Diversity: part of the reason I came here is because of the diversity. You have a lot of international students , different races, black, white, Hispanic, Indian, Asian, purple, orange, red we have everybody. Economic background very diverse, sexual orientation diverse I want to say. Religion, yea that too.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: we are smart. ranked for a lot of programs and our research is ridiculous, its because we used to be like ivy league nice, and people gave back so we have a lot of money

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: idk i might do it next year but, you have to do a lot yourself , a lot of responsibility

3 College Freshman

Weather: it gets cold in the winter, itis sad. yet this was the worst winter in 20 years so it does not matter too much

5 College Freshman

Technology: print stations all over the campus, all you do is swipe your id. You have like 500 free pieces of paper, per semester, you wont use it all. The network is shaky sometimes but good for the most part. I didnt have a laptop for the beginning of first semester so i had to go to the cpu lab for work, when I got a laptop again , my grades fell, so its not nessass

3 College Freshman

Administration: They bust people for drinking in dorms and stuff, and doing drugs and cheating like any university. Drugs will get you in big trouble, cheating will get you kicked out, and probably black listed from other colleges

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. I never once felt scared. At night past 1:00 am walking the streets away from campus, walk in a large group; Pittsburgh is a big city, and every city gets dangerous past a certain time. Its never been dangerous but, it gets kinda sketchy after 1

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins, concerts, parks also there is cmu near us they do stuff you can go to I breakdance there. But there are lots of festivals and stuff downtown, lots of on campus events that one should try out. Lots of clubs, and diversity in events

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: its great, lot of variety close to you, or you can take the bus to another area of pittsburgh for food, but being a broke college student.. its hard

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Im trying to get this one right now

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in the new dorm, so I dont know too much about the other dorms, but in my dorm I never saw an insect... ever. Floors get cleaned like 5 times a week, on the weekend tho if your floor is used by the alcoholics, and the kids who never learned hygiene, good luck

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you dont want to drink, you dont have to, but get involved in something, (sport, clubs,) or else you will feel left out and bored. but everyone doesn't drink its a myth to get you to drink

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: its good enough for me, I hate spending money on parties though, but girls get in free for the most part

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I like my major I just transferred into the business school, so I hope itis good. I know I have to do a lot of internships, yet I am still stuck between international business and supply chain management

3 College Freshman

Majors: I got waitlisted from the business school when I originally applied, so I just accepted the arts and sciences. I know I was smarter, or at least better at math, then those in the business school so it was annoying. But I'm in now so whatever. Tips would be do well in highschool

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life at my school is somewhat popular,yet its not necessary to join. Personally I don't like greek life because its kinda elitist, and most of them probably become alcoholics because they drink.... a lot

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: We are really good at sports, yet not good enough to win any major championships because we are in a higher division.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never needed the services

College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't really have experience with this topic

3 College Junior

Administration: I don't really have too much experience with this topic

4 College Junior

Transportation: Having free bussing is really great, although they're not always reliable

4 College Junior

Majors: Linguistics has been really fun, Spanish could use a lot more diversity in the classes

College Junior

Majors: I have never had an intership

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Pittsburgh offers a lot of options

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I really like living off campus and for college students it gets the job done

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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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