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Reviews 3050 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There are some pretty good professors on campus. The course load isnt easy though

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are a lot of opportunities for students to succeed on campus with all of the tutoring help available and the willingness of help from the upperclassmen

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are lots of things that you can join on campus that fits anyones interests

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a lot of nice places to live on campus

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't ever feel unsafe with the drug and alcohol use but there are quite a number of people who drink and much less who smoke

3 College Freshman

Administration: My school is strict about the things that need to be enforced such as drinking in dorms, and drug use etc. But things such as a little bit of noise on weekend nights is not too heavily enforced.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lots of nice people that are willing to help you out

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have a pretty good scholarship right now provided completely from the school.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: No real effect to me

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a lot of food places along forbes avenue which is right on campus and there are a lot of things to do downtown and various locations off campus of Pittsburgh.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: tower c plz kill me

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it at Pitt. Its a challenging school that lets you experience new things

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a huge impact from Greek life which isn't a bad thing in my opinion.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: you do not want to have to drive to class each day

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Ive never lived on campus but from visiting friend's dorms its about average

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Pitt's computer science program is outstanding. I couldn;t ask for a better school to learn about the real world.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: If i had to go and re-pick schools again i'd end up at Pitt again hands down

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I came here from St. Vincent College and this is definitely a step up

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There's no pressure to do drugs if you don't want to. As far as the city goes, Oakland is really safe.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Port authority bus drivers are usually bitter. I havent used any other mode of transportation to comment on though.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: its pretty good. Market gives you alot of options so theres something for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think that the strictness level is at a good level. It could be a little better but I am not complaining.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Pittsburgh is cold! However, I like the snow and wearing my nice furry hat outside when it gets cold.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The atmosphere is pretty great. I love the University of Pittsburgh.

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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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