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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is definitely bustling in pitt and definitely a big part of the school

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarship process it a bit too selective and will not give merit scholarships that easily

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It's not too strict as long you don't do anything to draw attention to yourself

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's no Penn state but the parties in pitt are pretty good

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports facilities are average just like in any other school

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting in to Pitts pre med program is fairly simple

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Pittsburgh and it's many neighborhoods are great

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Rather safe campus, especially for a city

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Not too strict, not too lenient. Just right.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received aid and it was very helpful

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty average. Typical college student food

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Never had a problem regarding these issues

5 College Junior

Local Area: There's always something to do without having to look very hard!

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3 College Junior

Majors: Haven't spent enough time in the program.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Not a huge party-goer. Enjoyed the few I went to.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is great in my opinion - but it's what you make of it. If you aren't willing to make it a good time then you aren't going to have a great semester.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: UPitt are known for its health & Science majors

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I mostly eat at home

3 College Sophomore

Administration: It's a very safe and friendly campus

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not an party person can't say.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are enough off campus dining options and they all have suitable discounts for students. There are a variety of food options you can choose from and there are also just enough for vegetarians. Off-Campus Dining such as Bakery Square, The Oakery Square, Panera's, Chipotle, etc. are all available.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into Pitt is really very easy. As an international student, I found it one of my easiest application process. For admission, all you really need is a good essay and okay SAT and high school grades. They are very understandable and helpful. The admission process is really very easy. Pitt also has a very great pre-med program and as such all pre-med students have help and guidance from professionals.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a very good option. There are security officials available in all campus housing that prevent non-residents from coming in except a guest specified by the host. The dorms sizes depend on the residence hall you choose but all in all, they are okay and big enough. The different dorms also have their various amenities. Before choosing a dorm, you are shown the different things each comes with. Living in dorms could be however expensive so you could get an off campus housing which are relatively cheaper on the short run. I'm not however sure if the difference on the long run. As a freshman, you are advised to live on campus with roommates so you could get to know people in your first year. And I believe that's great for those who would love to make friends.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Well, I haven't really been to lots of parties as I have only spent one semester. However, the few parties I went for were not so bad but there could be a few bad parties hosted by students. However, if you are not the party type or comfortable then you should probably be very careful when choosing the parties to go for.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school's safety measures are okay. Although this semester had a few crime issues on campus relating to theft but before the end of the semester everything was dealt with. Also, when it comes to personal safety, it is important to keep your things safe. However, pitt sudents are very helpful when it comes to returning or finding misplaced goods. I had a friend of mine who misplaced her id card almost everyday but she always got it back before the next day. I feel quite safe on campus. The Pitt Police are always there in times of problems and there will always be people around to help you as it is a huge campus with lots of students

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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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