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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.

5 College Junior

Transportation: All public transportation is free for Pitt-students

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing on campus is above average. Off campus housing is hard to find and not as nice as the on campus housing, but the living environment is great off-campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: When you live in the dorms, you need to swipe in with a security guard which kind of sucks when there is a line and there are rules for how long people can stay, but no one really pays attention to them. Alcohol isnt a big deal and the only way you will get in trouble is if you're drinking in the dorms

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not bad. Get more dining dollars than swipes! Trust me

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It depends what you're looking for. Pitt hasn't been great with football in a while, and while we often are expected to do well for basketball in the NCAA, it hasn't panned out that way. I would say they are fairly big, but not the top priority

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: This is a difficult question to answer because housing can vary so much. Finding something extremely close to school will probably be a little difficult, especially to get a good deal. However, Pittsburgh is a small city, so even "far" from campus isn't often too bad.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking and partying is very prevalent. If you don't want to participate, it can be hard to find something to do on the weekends. But it is hard to find a college nowadays that isn't that way I guess...

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I would say this might be one of the downsides. Luckily, almost everything within the campus is in walking distance. However, Pittsburgh does not really have a subway system or taxis. The bus system is pretty good, but that's about it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: What a wonderful school! It has a great reputation, especially in a lot of the health sciences. There are enough people that you will find your niche, but not so many that you feel lost. Plus, you can't beat Pittsburgh

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: This is great! There are so many restaurants within walking distance of the campus--and if you are willing to drive or take the bus further into town, there are endless options. You'll be able to find what type of food you want at what price you want to pay.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a decent amount of diversity on campus, and given how close it is to CMU, there is even more diversity. I would definitely say that most minorities are represented in the school population.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: I love Pittsburgh. It is awesome how it feels like a small town even though it's a city. There are a decent number of parks available, albeit small. And you can't complain about the sporting events--there are college sports and all the Pittsburgh teams!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: At my previous school, the dining was quite poor. Almost like a rec hall. So in comparison, everything here seems like a restaurant level dining, so I'm always impressed! Of course given my frame of reference, this may not speak for everyone

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Very good. Their different buses and public transit that'll take you wherever you need to go.

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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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