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3 College Freshman

Administration: It's such a hassle to have to sign people in and out of your dorm, but it's understood that it's for safety purposes.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There's tons to do, if you have a little cash there's always something to do.

4 College Freshman

Majors: No internship yet, but Pitt has a 100% guarantee that you will receive and internship if you go through the proper process.

3 College Senior

Academics: Some of the requirements seem to be repetitive, however, I have expanded my knowledge and skill based in order to continue my education to the next level after graduation.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Pittsburgh has many attractions; Heinz Field, PNC Park, museums, The Waterfront and much more! The city has the best sports team with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and my favorite, the Pirates! This city has a lot to offer.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I received financial aid. However, a couple of semesters I would pay too much tuition because my online inquiry was not updated by other financial aid I was receiving, and would end up getting reimbursed for my extra amount of payment.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Many students are from different backgrounds, culture beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, etc. From my observation, Pitt welcomes all students, no matter the color of their skin or their preference in significant other.

3 College Senior

Administration: I do not live on campus. I commute from about an hour and fifteen minutes north of Pittsburgh. However, policies addressing persons with disabilities or discrimination, are viewed in every course syllabus for each student to obey.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus is available, but not overbearing. Before I transferred to Pitt, there were bomb threats on the campus in Oakland. To make sure students were safe the right precautions took place by the authorities. I myself, feel safe when I am on campus. It is a safe environment and someone is always looking after you; whether it be peers, professors, campus police or university staff.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity at Pitt. It's nice because there are alot of events at the William Pitt Union that supports all the different diversities.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are not huge at Pitt. It's rare to hear about anything other than drinking and weed. There is no pressure to do anything you don't want to do and you really don't ever have to be around anything you aren't comfortable with

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of Pitt's atmosphere. Although academics are probably more important sports are always in the back of everyone's mind and the games are alot of fun to attend.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: My major, nutrition, is great at Pitt. It's very stressful though because before you are actually a dietetics major you have to get into the program. Once in the program, there are many opportunities for students and the program is very credible.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is pretty nice. I met all my best friends from the dorms. After freshman year the housing lottery system gets pretty stressful and you have to be sure to remember all of the many deadlines. The dorms are always clean and everyone is pretty friendly.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You can almost always find something to do at night. It's always a fun party too.

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is pretty bad. It's freezing in the winter and it lasts forever but if you enjoy the cold then you'll love it.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The labs are always open and there are computer guys that will fix any computer problem for free. The wifi isn't the greatest at times but it could definitely be worse.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel pretty safe around Oakland. I would suggest always walking with someone if you are going off campus at night but on campus is very safe and I never feel threatened. There are always alot of people on Forbes and Fifth I feel like it would be hard to commit a crime with so many people around.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not very big at Pitt. It's fun to be involved and not too time consuming but it's also not a big deal if you don't go Greek.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Oakland is an awesome town to live in. There is a plethora of ethnic restaurants, museums and shops. The nightlife is great and you can always find something to do.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are alot of options for off campus. Many are overpriced and not the best quality but they have some awesome locations. You also have to find a place at the right time or there will be none available.

3 College Student

Transportation: We get free busing which is awesome

3 College Student

Scholarships: its easy to get aid if you need it based on your fasfa. its also pretty easy to get a pitt scholarship

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3 College Student

Greek Life: Well theres greek houses and everything. They throw parties which start to get invite only as the year goes on,

3 College Student

Party Scene: Not that many bars and clubs specifically in Oakland. Everyone goes to one of the two. Hemingways and Peters. There used to be underage places to drink but they got shut down. Its not that hard to find a party. Literally just walk around,

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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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