Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeA+
University of Pittsburgh is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Atlantic Coast Conference
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.218 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.218 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.218 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.267 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.339 responses
After University of Pittsburgh
- Very Good1410
I love this school! I got my bachelor's degree here, and I'm returning to Pitt this year to receive my graduate degree. University of Pittsburgh offers a great education, and students graduate with great job prospectives. The application process for both undergrad and grad schools were long and tedious, but fairly easy to understand. The application fee for undergrad was cheap, while the application fee for grad school was very expensive. However, since I love this school, the fee doesn't bother me. Students that attend this school are very smart - they are top 25% of their high school class. When finals are approaching, everybody is studying! You see students study in the classrooms, on the grass, in dunkin donuts, on the bus... everywhere! If you want to go to a school that has a high standard of education and produces graduates that work at top companies, University of Pittsburgh is your answer!
- Recent Alumnus
- 9 months ago
Housing is okay. You live on campus because you want to build relationships, find your college best friends, not miss out campus events, and convenient to classes. Living on campus is VERY EXPENSIVE! If you can live off campus and find an apartment with a group of students, please do so! You can pay as little as $300 per month for rent OFF CAMPUS, versus $1000 per month ON CAMPUS. You have a lot of housing options on campus, but each student gets a bid number when it's time to choose housing, and if you have a bad bid number you won't have much housing options when it's your turn to pick an apartment. Seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing, but like I said, you will definitely save a lot of money off campus. Food options on campus is pretty good, but it's expensive to eat on campus. The restaurants in Oakland are THE BEST! Chinese, Indian, fast food... you name it! On-campus meals are expensive, so you are better off eating at a restaurant in Oakland. Another way of saving money on food is do your own grocery shopping. Don't eat out all the time. There are many exercise facilities on campus, and taking the bus is free for students in Pittsburgh.
- Recent Alumnus
- 9 months ago
Compared to other dorms I've visited from colleges that my friends attend, I really believe Pitt has some of the best undergraduate dorms! I lived in Towers A, and yes the room is pie-wedge shaped but it's carpeted and decently spaced. What is excellent is that Pitt now offers a lot of nicer freshman living options, including Nordenberg Hall which I believe is the best place to live! I now live off-campus, and while there are plenty of off-campus options, the places are not as nice and it's no fun having to pay rent and utilities. However, the off-campus community is vibrant and very comfortable to live in. Recommendation is to live your first 2 years on campus, and then last two years off campus. Overall no complaints for me in terms of housing!
- College Junior
- Mar 11 2015