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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are some average looking, good looking, bad looking girls and guys. But no one is singled out on campus. Everyone is accepted.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletes have a very good opportunity to play and work with great facilities to. Updated and newer.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy the engineering program here at UPJ. Its a challenging program but also is something that i enjoy greatly.

College Sophomore

Majors: I havent gotten to that part of college yet. Im a newer student.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is a family here. We treat each other nicely and no one is excluded due to their race or beliefs. Numerous clubs also help to include everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Its an $80 fee for the term. And there are plenty of parking spots for school.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Only one bus transportation and most students just commute or live on campus at school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A great school where i have friends from highschool but also have made numerous new college friends. They are all very friendly and we get along and help each other out in school if we need it.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They arn't the stricktest but they are very good at their jobs.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Its a nice little town that also has a great variety of places for diferent foods and entertainment.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Great computers that are reliable and are up to date with newer technology.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its very nice and easy to get to classes from the dorms right on campus. Everyone is friendly and enjoys living with each other. Its easy to change roomates and request spaces to live at. Special dorms do exists for fraternities and sororities, but there are plain dorms for new students to get the chance to meet new students as well.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Depending on how far you are willing to travel, off-campus dining is not too bad.

1 College Junior

Campus Food: Campus dining is terrible here. I am from New York, and nothing in pittsburgh competes. It would be very nice if they would open up some healthier food places around campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It would be nice if the greek life would increase in size. Campus officials seem to hate greek organizations.

2 College Junior

Academics: I really like the professors here, but the classes offered are fairly basic.

2 College Junior

Academics: We are known for our academics, but if you don't know what you want to do before coming to school then this is a bad place to discover who you are.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Being that pittsburgh is a city, night life is better than other college towns.

3 College Junior

Administration: It depends which campus police officers you deal with. Some want you to have fun, others want to ruin your fun.

3 College Junior

Parking: Living in a city will always make finding parking difficult so I can't say I'm too surprised to find a lack of parking spaces.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: I don't find the financial aid staff that helpful. It has been far too difficult for me to get help regarding scholarships or financial aid.

4 College Junior

Technology: The tech staff is extremely helpful. It would be nice to have a few more computer labs or color printing stations. The network speed is poor and often takes a while to connect.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: People are always drinking at pitt. Drugs aren't as common as they are at other schools.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: A lot of girls are not nice when making first impressions. The first impressions aren't everything though, they warm up as you get to know them.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Our sports complex's are above average. The major gym we have on campus is spectacular.

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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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