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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Pitt is a surprisingly fashionable campus! Style is very diverse in campus; I love it. Even the guys put effort into what they wear, which is nice to see for a change. Overall Pitt guys are a good looking bunch!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is seriously its own thing. Most of the people involved in it only know people in the greek life bubble. Sorority girls are pretty typical.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: I personally haven't been to many games, but when I go they are fun!! More regular attendees love the games.

4 College Junior

Technology: Tons of computer labs and printers in almost every building. The printers are super useful because you can send a document from a computer and scan your card at any campus printer and BAM...document printed.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: If you don't look for it then you won't see it! Some people are involved, but most are not. There are PLENTY of other things to do!

3 College Junior

Weather: It's Pittsburgh weather, so make sure you have rain boots and a good jacket! It could be snowy one minute and sunshine the next, so be prepared for anything!

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Plenty of shopping and restaurants all around campus. The location right in the middle of the city is perfect, and there is always something going on. The school uses buses to take students to football games.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall, the on-campus atmosphere is fantastic! The dorms are kept clean and secure. It is a very social environment with a lot of events going on. It is also a very beautiful campus with interesting buildings and rooms.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Everything is great, except it is sometimes difficult to get a good connection to the network.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Never had a bad/dangerous experience yet.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in the Greek life, but they seem to have events and play a decent role in the school's environment.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love being here. I couldn't choose any other school if I tried

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Workload is reasonable but challenging

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student life is the best part of Pitt.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Anything you need, you can find here.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Im personally not a fan of what panhelenic organizations represent.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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