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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There seems to be a lot of off-campus housing options, however, many of the options are not available to undergraduates or anyone under 21, which limits students. Additionally, many housing options are simply houses that are divided and converted into apartments, which brings their security and safety into question. For what you are given, housing in Oakland is overpriced for the most part.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall, security is fairly good, but occasionally you will come across the dorm security guards that just let anyone and everyone into the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of options to choose from at Pitt, however, you do tend to see a lot of repetition at Market. There's always chicken, fries, pizza, etc. There will be specialty meal options to choose from, but those are often limited.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Registering for classes can be stressful

Most professors are good and always willing to help

There are classes offered on every subject

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The Cathedral of Learning is the most unique building on campus

Dining halls are not the best

Always something interesting going on

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Students love their school and are always showing their Pitt pride

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Some houses aren't very safe to live in so you have to do a lot of research

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Pitt! The students are great and classes are pretty good. There is always something to do with your friends and living in Pittsburgh is the best!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They aren't very strict if you follow the rules

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorms like Nordenberg and upperclass options are great, towers is not nice

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Pittsburgh is a great city with something always going on with sports, arts, etc.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So many options all over Pittsburgh

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse campus, everybody is allowed to have their own beliefs

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Love the football and basketball games, there is a lot of school spirit

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone on campus is great

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life does not pay a huge role in the average college student life.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are available apartments or housing but cost is an issue

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity on campus is welcomed and helps everyone learn more about others culture

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The students are well focused on paving a path for their future career.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial aid is a little hard to come by and causes stress.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus housing is becoming more available and the atmosphere is very professional

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The city atmosphere is thrilling, there is never a dull moment and many experiences to try.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Campus life is awesome, there are many clubs to join to find friends and the campus is well kept

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Sports bring the students together and help create friendships.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food tastes great and there are plenty of choices.

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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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