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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Because the campus is located in the city, you are able to walk to a lot of the places you need to go. Also the buses run right through the campus so it is always easy to use one of those because Pitt students receive free transportation.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office works with students very well and can be a great resource on campus. I received some financial aid but not near what I needed.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Pitt is not a completely Greek campus. No one judges you if you decide to join one but also people don't care if you are not in one. I think the housing for Greeks are not the best unfortunately in PA sororities cannot have chapter houses so they are given wings of a dorm in which only a few girls can live in rather than a large house like what most schools have.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think Pitt is unique because of the location. It is in a city but it is also a college town so you get the best of both worlds. Everything you need is a walk or bus ride away and it gives you a taste of what the hustle and bustle of the city is like which I love. It opened me up to a whole new experience from the suburbs I grew up in. Everyone and everything is so diverse.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: It is hard to get around when the weather gets really bad. Winter gets really cold.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is relatively diverse compared to the other schools

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Having trouble getting some though. Would be extremely thankful if i do receive it.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The foods taste good, which is the most important part.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It would be fun, however, the competition for internship is high in the school because of the vast number of students.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I dont stay off campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isnt that big of deal

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The best part of living in campus is that, the dorms are relatively closer to the classes. However, the campus is relatively large and getting from one class to another is hard. Especially if you have class right after another.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really go out at night

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

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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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