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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Parking's not great because we're in the city (same with safety), but great for students.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no problem getting into our program, but I know several students who did. The essay is what I think got me admitted....I wasn't very medically-based in high school other than what I expressed in my essay. GPA in HS is also important too. (And volunteering!)

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Unless you are the valedictorian or 2nd in your senior HS class, you most likely won't get a scholarship, even if you are a legacy, etc. I received no scholarships from Pitt's Financial aid office even though my EFC was very very low and I was very high in my HS class with a good GPA.

The School of Nursing, however, does arrange to get money for students through scholarship funding...it's just hard to get and very little despite the immense need some students show.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is overrated. Other sports are underrated. Hard to find athletic classes/clubs that aren't expensive or untimely.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The doors in my dorm don't lock properly half the time. Security getting into the building is lax, but still seems to take 5-10 minutes to sign someone in. RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE for very little amenities.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There have been many many drug busts and sexual assaults. Police officers walk in to look at students partying inside the frat houses but will not break the party up half the time. There is no support for students who are assaulted by fraternity brothers or at their parties.

2 College Junior

Diversity: I have met all the black people at my school with about 15000 students and I can count the amount of hispanics I have seen, not met, just seen on one hand. Enough said...

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3 College Junior

Administration: They kill the party vibes every once and a while but if you're smart about your parties and don't drink in the dorms with your door open, you'll be good to go.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I wish there were more clubs for 18+ but most of the clubs and bars are 21+ and their ragers and close to get to which is nice.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They should have more scholarships considering they are trying to attract more out of staters

4 College Junior

Transportation: I love that all public transportation is free. I wish campus transportation offered transport to areas that are harder to reach on the city buses.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Pitt recently opened up some new resident halls which are exceptonal, the only reason I only gave this category 4 stars is due to the older buildings with smaller rooms and dated decor.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's college, people drink, if you don't want to have the confidence and control to say no.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Nothing special to this major at school. We have decent teachers I supose.

4 College Junior

Academics: Pitt offers a number of study abroad options, the counselors assist us in registration even into our senior year, and the workload depends on your which for me as a double accounting and finance major can be pretty heavy.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: You have the option of dinning dollars and "swipes". Dinning dollars give you the optio to buy food from chick-fil-a, burger king, taco-bell et, but "swipes" get you into the less than clean cafeterias where expired, sub par food is served, unless, of course if tours are going on at campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: One thing I can say about Pitt is that the police will show up if you need them and tend to be very pleasant.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's only okay because I have experienced some of the politics within the system and I disagree with the practices some faculty members partake in. Discrimination is obvious at our school but its easy to find friends, host and attend great parties, go to exciting games, and start/join meaningful clubs.

2 College Junior

Parking: I say its bad because the parking in the city or in southside is sparse however on campus during certain hours you may have better luck.

3 College Junior

Weather: I rated my campus as being okay because the cold and windy winters are stereotypical of Pittsburgh, along with the humid summers, however the weather is bearable and menuerverable.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Pitt isn't the best party school in the world but if a student meets the right people and learns the rules and regulations of the party scene they will have a fantastic time.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places to eat on Pitt's campus and the surrounding areas. Pittsburgh is a wonderful place for all types of food. There are also many affordable and late-night options for hard-working college students.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing in the city costs an average of $1000 per month. Financial aid cannot cover off-campus housing. Thus, I plan on having on-campus apartment style housing until my Junior year.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Freshmen generally don't have parking spots at the University because it is not only costly, but students must be picked from a lottery to be rewarded a spot.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Good amount of attractive females

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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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