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Reviews 3298 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience at the University of Pittsburgh has been great so far. Classes are challenging but the work is rewarding. The academic advisors are very helpful and I feel that I am getting my money's worth for this education. Aloof my teachers so far have been experts in their fields and the campus overall is an amazing environment.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: In my expirence living on campus, it was wonderful. I had the privacy I needed, the space was nice and the cost was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for anything better.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The athletics on campus have a large support from the student body, there are always students wearing around university sports team support shirts are to convey their support and team spirit.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: This school has opened up so many opportunities for me. I have gained so much knowledge and so much self esteem from the barriers I have overcome it amazes me. I am so proud of how far I have come and can't wait to get out there to save people while I'm working in the nursing field. I have high expectations for my future and the education provided by the staff at Pitt are helping me achieve my goals.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I haven't had much of any contact with drugs.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Bars are good but the parties aren't too good.

1 College Junior

Party Scene: Not many parties. When there are parties they are easily busted and extremely crowded

3 College Junior

Diversity: My classes seem diverse but I'm not too sure about the rest of the campus

4 College Junior

Academics: I definitely get a good education at pitt.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We live in a pretty dangerous city. However saferider is a shuttle service that runs till 3 am and 5 am on the weekends. It is a good thing to take advantage of.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm an engineer so mane of our classes are better than most. However some of our classes have been a little crammed because my chemical engineering class is the biggest it has been yet. Our teachers, except just a few, are extremely smart and have a great class layout.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: Hardly any companies come to our career fair. It stinks.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in Sutherland my freshman year and loved it! I had a great time and made so many friends. They are the biggest rooms but up on the hill.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I thought about joining Greek life but my parents didn't like the idea. Most of my friends are in Greek life and I still get to participate in a few events. They don't really have that many parties. Pretty indifferent about it.

2 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics can be fun. Teams consistently disappoint. Clubs and intramural sports are pretty popular at university of Pittsburgh.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The university of Pittsburgh is a good school in terms of its classes. On the other hand, there aren't that many dedicated extracurricular groups. The food is absolutely awful. The guns aren't nice. And the "party scene" is close to bare unless you can get into bars.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Applying was easy and the turn around for admissions was timely

5 College Junior

Athletics: Basketball and football are very popular

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel like I'm in danger on campus. There's blue lights everywhere and you can always see a blue light from another

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes at Pitt are generally pretty fair but you will find classes where the professors are difficult to handle also. If you study enough and actually do the work it's not hard to handle though

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't want to participate in Greek life so I really don't know much about it

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The football gmes are great but I havent been to any basketball games. The atmosphere at football games are awesome

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like this school is my home. It was easy to get into the groove of everything and everyone is so welcoming when yu first start here

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is alright. Many students choose to live off campus for upperclassmen years. The newer dorms are nice while the older ones in the quad aren't bad, but they don't have air conditioning.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in greek life but I have many friends who are. Its not really a big deal but they have a presence on campus.


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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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