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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

3 College Junior

Diversity: There are a lot of Asians and white people

3 College Junior

Weather: The winter is pretty rough, but I wouldn't say it affects my experience too much

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really care for greek life

4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit shows and people like to go out to support their fellow panthers.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live off-campus, but my friends in dorms seem to like their's fine.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not part of a Greek organization, so I can't comment on much. But I have not been treated poorly by anyone who is Greek for not being part of a Greek organization.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It's fine. I haven't had any classes yet where attendance is absolutely mandatory. Of course, going to class will help your grade, but for those times when you really don't feel like it, or you get a bad prof, it's not going to cause you to fail if you only show up primarily for exams.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm happy with my major. My professors are encouraging and I feel like I am really learning what I will need for my career.

3 College Freshman

Majors: No particular difficulties for me getting in. It is competitive though. Based on my grad school interview, only about 1/3 of applicants get accepted.

4 College Freshman

Academics: For a public school, it's a lot more rigorous than I expected.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Normally it's fine. This past winter was brutal, but out of the ordinary.

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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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