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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Really depends on which dorm and which part of campus you live in. if you live in lower campus its great but the dorms are much older and much smaller, but you get the "college experience". Some of the dorms definitely need to be updated.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: the city itself is a bit dilapidated looking. im not too fond of the locals either.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: it hasnt reached my expectations but then again, its only been 2 months and im not really sure exactly what i was expecting. im confident it will get better though. once i get situated and settled down.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: very bipolar. fluctuates a lot during fall. im from a warm place thought so my rating is a little bias.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: it could be better. its not actually free though. they factor the cost of it into tuition so nobody outright pays for it.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: everyone smokes cigarettes and weed.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: the school is not know for its athletics. only the basketball team gets serious recognition.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The school is know for it's medical and engineering programs. The university doesn't spend much energy into the aesthetics of buildings. Our fitness facilities in my opinion are below average. although the university did just pump millions of dollars into a brand new state of the art, unnecessarily nice freshmen dorm room while plenty of other dorms are falling apart.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: parties typically thrown by white college frats consisting of really cheap beer, bad music, no dancing, drunk and slutty girls, etc. not old enough for bar scene.

College Freshman

Technology: i have my own computer

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: all the girls look, dress and act alike. your typical college girl. most of the guys and girls on campus come from a lot of money, being m school is an expensive school to go to.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports are great! There is a lot of school and fan spirit at Pitt, mostly for the varsity sports. Also, tickets for games are pretty cheap, with the exception of men's basketball which is done on a lottery system. The facilities are really great as well. Many people participate in club and intermural sports so it is very easy to join a sport as well if you have the time. There is a big range in ability level and time commitments for different sports so you can join what you want.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining Dollars all the way. You may get tired of market, the main dining hall, before the first month is over. Having the dining dollars is great to buy other foods on campus. Also many fast food and restaurants around campus (but not owned by the university), such as Dunkin Donuts, take panther funds, which is basically cash on your id. But its great to have to pay for some off campus dining in addition to the meal plan.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has been a challenge academically. I have had to study more than in high school. That being said, I love Pitt! It is a wonderful school in a great city!

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have had an internship the past 2 summers close to my home town. I was lucky to be a part of a program during my senior year that allowed me to have an internship that summer and the following summer. It has been a wonderful experience for me, and hopefully a great stepping stone to a job upon graduation.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is extremely difficult, but I know that it is the career for me! I have no concerns finding a job as my field is very much in demand.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't use alcohol or drugs, and don't feel pressured to do so. There are so many other things to do in Pittsburgh!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The center is bright and very welcoming. There is plenty of room to meet with friends.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather changes almost daily. We can have warm, sunny days one and and cold, rainy days the next. It is best to always be prepared and take an umbrella!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are plenty of places to access the wireless network.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football team has not been very successful the last few years, but the basketball program is very strong.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I feel that the amount of security on the campus keeps me safe.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Many people interact with the school neighboring us. We are separated by a single street but are very nice and involved with each other.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The building and facilities are relatively new and good for campus life and student interaction.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process was good and i got alot of financial aid. Always wish there was more but its very good.

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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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