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4 College Senior

Campus Food: Since Oakland is like a small city, you can hardly turn a corner without running into a great restaurant. Pitt's student dining options are pretty much standard fare.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: All my experience in applying for financial aid has been relatively hassle-free, and Pitt seems to handle it efficiently.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is strict in certain aspects but they also give a lot of leeway sometimes. They know kids make mistakes and they are not trying to ruin their time at school so they tend to give a lot of warnings and only be strict when it absolutely calls for it.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs on campus are very useful and they are open a majority of the time. They're also a lot of printing stations throughout campus that make it easy to quickly print something out that you need. You receive 900 prints for the year which seems to last the whole time. I would recommend getting your own computer, it makes all the work a lot easier.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: The engineering program has been extremely helpful. It is definitely difficult and very stressful at times but it is preparing me for the future and a job in this field very well. I hope that after 4 or 5 years I will have my bachelors degree in chemical engineering and will be able to find a job in pharmaceuticals or drug delivery. I don't think this will be hard because engineering a fast growing field.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The admissions process was not any different than applying for the normal school however the criteria was a little higher for the engineering school. I did not run into any difficulties when applying which was great.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The houses for off campus living are not very nice but they are centrally located which is nice when walking to the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at Pitt are great. The football and basketball team always are decent so the games are fun to go to and not overly expensive to get into which is great for college students. Many of the other sports do extremely well but they are not as popular on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Because the campus is located in the city, you are able to walk to a lot of the places you need to go. Also the buses run right through the campus so it is always easy to use one of those because Pitt students receive free transportation.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office works with students very well and can be a great resource on campus. I received some financial aid but not near what I needed.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Pitt is not a completely Greek campus. No one judges you if you decide to join one but also people don't care if you are not in one. I think the housing for Greeks are not the best unfortunately in PA sororities cannot have chapter houses so they are given wings of a dorm in which only a few girls can live in rather than a large house like what most schools have.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think Pitt is unique because of the location. It is in a city but it is also a college town so you get the best of both worlds. Everything you need is a walk or bus ride away and it gives you a taste of what the hustle and bustle of the city is like which I love. It opened me up to a whole new experience from the suburbs I grew up in. Everyone and everything is so diverse.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: It is hard to get around when the weather gets really bad. Winter gets really cold.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is relatively diverse compared to the other schools

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Having trouble getting some though. Would be extremely thankful if i do receive it.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The foods taste good, which is the most important part.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It would be fun, however, the competition for internship is high in the school because of the vast number of students.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I dont stay off campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isnt that big of deal

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The best part of living in campus is that, the dorms are relatively closer to the classes. However, the campus is relatively large and getting from one class to another is hard. Especially if you have class right after another.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really go out at night

5 College Freshman

Diversity: part of the reason I came here is because of the diversity. You have a lot of international students , different races, black, white, Hispanic, Indian, Asian, purple, orange, red we have everybody. Economic background very diverse, sexual orientation diverse I want to say. Religion, yea that too.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: we are smart. ranked for a lot of programs and our research is ridiculous, its because we used to be like ivy league nice, and people gave back so we have a lot of money

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: idk i might do it next year but, you have to do a lot yourself , a lot of responsibility

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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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