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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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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are only known for parties.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Pitt doesn't like to give money.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There's a wide range of resources available to you as a student when it comes to technology.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Pitt can be really bad during the winter. But it doesn't take away from the whole experience.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Pitt has a nice local atmosphere considering there is Schenley Park, Carnegie Museum, and downtown a bus ride away. There is many wonderful sights and things to do locally during the day.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There's not a lot of options when it comes to campus dining. However, there are some healthy choices.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Oakland is a relatively safe neighborhood. So there really isn't a need for police, even though they are present.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife is boring when you're under 21

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Pitt has a good academic program. There are many opportunities to further your studies with internships and ect.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The work can sometimes be hard and tedious, but professors are always willing to provide you with resources in order to help you out.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Finding parking can be really difficult considering that it's in the "city"

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There not a whole bunch of varieties when it comes to off campus dining, especially when trying to find healthy choices

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student life on campus can be exciting or not. It depends on what you make of it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: In terms of academics, there are a ton of professors that really take their time to get to know their students as individuals. They are also helpful in providing guidance to passing their classes.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of people try to live off campus but you must plan much far in advance

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Its not bad at all but its gets a little old after a while, at least the dining hall. Other food options are pretty good

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never really encountered the need for police but I have heard that they are effective

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a whole street on forbes that provides lots of options for food

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are a lot of different options for majors and the engineering program that I am in is very accredited and top.

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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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