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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Since I am a freshman, I don't know too much about the off-campus process of applying for housing. From what I have seen/understand, Panther Central, the school's information services, has a list of places of campus to apply for. The proximity to campus is almost going to be about a fifteen minute walk from where ever you live. If you live in North Oakland, you can take a bus to campus, but south Oakland you must walk. Both have police patrolling them during the week and on the weekends, but the sidewalks in the winter in South Oakland are extremely dangerous since it is the responsibility of the tenants to take care of it. Also, you can live in apartment or house of some sort that can be nice or not, depending upon your choice.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness at Pitt is relatively average in terms of visitation and doing things like protests. You are allowed people to stay 6 nights in your dorm each month which I think is pretty good because that's almost every weekend each month. One protest the school currently has is the non-use of plastic bags in the market-to-go, which is like a 7-11 to get food. The school allowed this protest so I don't think they are too tough on those sorts of things. With that said, Pitt is very strict about drugs and alcohol in the dorms. If caught with any sort of drugs/alcohol, you are immediately taken into custody. I have seen police in the dorms at different points throughout the semester, so they take this very seriously.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Pittsburgh is very bi-polar. One day it wil be freezing and the next it will be warm. You never know what to expect from the weather and it sucks to walk across campus blasted with cold wind. With all of this said though, no place is perfect and you must learn to adapt and learn.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The places are all similar

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is certainly convenient, but the more convenient the less quality

2 College Freshman

Weather: The winter weather can be brutal and walking to early classes is not fun in the winter

4 College Freshman

Majors: I do like the physical therapy program at Pitt, however, I do feel they could offer more options in majors involving sports management and education

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College Freshman

Majors: I have never had an internship

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the sports at Pitt and so do the other students

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors challenge you to think outside the box and don't just settle for one answer, while still helping you along the way

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I love the Oakland and Pittsburgh area. There is always plenty to do

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: While drugs are visible and not necessarily enforced, I don't feel there is pressure to use these drugs

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: For being an out of state student I thought that the financial aid I received was sufficient and met my expectations

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. I believe that there is a police presence and appropriate safety precautions on campus

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: We have great diversity here! Everyone comes from different places with different backgrounds. It's great getting to know people!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is prominent around campus because of the parties and events they have. People go up the hill for their parties. But if you're non-Greek, it's no big deal. We all get along!

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love being a psychology major! They offer great and diverse classes to fulfill the requirements. I'm hoping to become a doctor or vet.

3 College Freshman

Majors: To be a psychology major you have to take statistics first and be enrolled in another class beforehand. That's kind of annoying, but whatever.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: People talk about football and basketball almost religiously sometimes, it's a big part of our campus! Hail to Pitt!

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3 College Freshman

Administration: People aren't very strict about most things, except if your RA or anyone catches you drinking in the dorms.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and student health is fantastic!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The selection of classes and diversity are great!

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have yet to live off campus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I love the city run buses! They go everywhere!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm in the brand new dorm and I absolutely love it!

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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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