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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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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

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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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