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4 College Freshman

Weather: This past winter was really harsh, but the warmer months are beautiful. You get all four seasons.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aide isn't the best because its a public school, but tuition is already a bargain for the level of education you're receiving.

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Administration: Respect your RA, they don't want to write you up. Put all of your booze out of sight if your dorm drinking if they knock and be polite.. You can get caught fairly easy smoking the reefer in the freshman dorms.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I love Pittsburgh so much, and especially Oakland. I'll always be Philly at heart, but if I didn't have to go home for work, I'd live here year round.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Students tend to be mid-high middle class. A lot of ethnic diversity. Almost everyone is pretty damn accepting.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not that much hard drug use anywhere.. Police don't harass anybody for the most part as long as you're not being a problem in the street.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Most of Pitt's varsity sports are very successful. Now in the ACC which is great. Football should be on the rise the next couple years.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Almost all of Oakland's many apartments are filled with students. Creates a great community. Typical city living conditions.

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Health & Safety: Never had any real problems with safety on campus. Its still a city, so I'm always sure that the girls I'm with don't walk home alone, but that's about it.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Keep Pitt Police's number on your phone, you'll be fine!

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Being pre-med is tough, but rewarding

4 College Freshman

Administration: Unless you're obnoxiously drunk and a danger, you're fine!

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Party Scene: I don't really party, but there's always something going on!

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Off-Campus Dining: Many choices, ranging in price & tastes

5 College Freshman

Majors: Absolutely in love with the Emergency Medicine Program

College Freshman

Majors: I am not eligible to apply until next year.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Perfect medium city/college campus combo

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: You can go in every direction from Pitts Campus and find off campus housing in different varieties

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: You can eat a different place every day and never run out places to eat in Pittsburgh

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Drug Safety: There is a drug problem some places but people act like it is nonexistent

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Technology: You can literally walk into any building on campus and there will be a computer for you to use in some shape or form

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Greek Life: It doesn't have a big reputation and doesn't affect how the schools social scene is run.

5 College Student

Administration: Strict when they don't need to be and lenient when they need to be

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Diversity: Pitt is very accepting of different cultures and personalities. I love being here

5 College Student

Transportation: There is always a way to get around the campus and the city.

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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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