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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are so many great restaurants off campus! lots of different cuisines, which is the best

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it really depends what dorm you get into (nordenberg is the best), but the lottery system because you can really get screwed over

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: i did not get the amount of financial aid i needed and deserved

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: it's popular but it's not big and no one really cares if you're in it

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Many options for parties every night; parties are usually very fun

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: many options within walking distance to classes

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Everything we need is in walking distance; perfect location

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Great school spirit at football games; Many gyms/athletic facilities; voted one of the "healthiest college campuses"

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very safe campus; I walk home from the library at 4 AM sometimes and feel totally safe.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not huge, doesn't matter if you join or not

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Everything is very close cuz pitt is literally in the middle of the city

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is definitely bustling in pitt and definitely a big part of the school

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarship process it a bit too selective and will not give merit scholarships that easily

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: It's not too strict as long you don't do anything to draw attention to yourself

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's no Penn state but the parties in pitt are pretty good

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports facilities are average just like in any other school

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting in to Pitts pre med program is fairly simple

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Pittsburgh and it's many neighborhoods are great

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Rather safe campus, especially for a city

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party, friends have fun however

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not participate in greek life

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pitt provides help, but I live on campus

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Not too strict, not too lenient. Just right.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received aid and it was very helpful

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty average. Typical college student food

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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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