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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I think that any school is going to be exposed to drug and alcohol usage. The amount that is seen of it depends on the people that one surrounds themselves with. At Pitt, you are bound to notice the usage occasionally, but it's not unavoidable. They do not always enforce policies.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm currently prepping to be in the CASE program. I've already had the opportunity to be in a classroom, and I think that is awesome! The school of education at Pitt seems like they are going to guide me to a job after I graduate. I feel like the curriculum they have created makes for well-rounded prepared teachers. We will have experience in developmental psychology, early childhood education, and special education when we leave Pitt. I like knowing that I am at a school preparing students to succeed and be the best that they can be in their field.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The faculty is wonderful and being able to see the same faces in classes has been really nice. I've gotten to know my professors and the students that I will be spending the next few years with. It makes for a wonderful community in a big school. My program is unique in that it is five years, and I will leave with my masters. I think that I will go into the world of education a lot more prepared and rounded than students that are not in programs similar to my own.

College Senior

Party Scene: I'm a grad student. No time for parties.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It seems to really depend on which dorm one lives in

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never had any problems, but there are always shootings in the news.

College Senior

Administration: I do not live in the dorms. I am a graduate student.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Dining and cultural options are excellent! however, we need better public transportation

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Wish there was more of a Greek life

3 College Senior

Diversity: Not too much political diversity

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: My sister who lives off campus has had a string of bad landlords who do not maintain the houses in good condition

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many ethnic food options here!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is solid; the addition of Nordenburg helps a lot.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: There's not much that Pitt's campus doesn't have to offer.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is great at Pitt, and PAT buses are free!

3 College Freshman

Administration: I feel like the university is disciplinary when they need to be but not over the top.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe on campus and hospitals are always close if an emergency happens.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics as a whole are really good, and there are a lot of opportunities available for students.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarships are decent, although the school is still really expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many availabe options but they are not all in great quality.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Can be far and not in great condition.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm enjoying it. There are a lot of opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had notrouble getting in.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sometimes problems occur, but campus feels safe for the most part.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is always something to do

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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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