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4 College Senior

Technology: There are a bunch of computer labs that are campus pretty late, as well as self-service printers being in almost every building. Wifi is better in some places than others though

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking sucks on campus unless it's night time and there isn't a basketball game

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of different places to eat with a bunch of student discounts

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: While some dorms are better than others, overall the dorms are cool and pretty close to the class buildings

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus police are the best and the health center is great

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds at this school

3 College Senior

Athletics: Sports are a pretty big deal at this school

3 College Senior

Weather: It gets pretty cold in the winter but is nice in the spring and summer

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of options practically on campus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather changes quickly. It can rain several times a day, with the sun coming out in between. Always carry an umbrella.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Just your average people. Everyone dresses however they want, from fancy to lazy. People are generally friendly, hardworking and outgoing.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Classes prepare you for the future and are interesting and fun.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are challenging, engaging, and interesting.

5 College Freshman

Academics: There are endless options. So many unusual and interesting classes.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are available everywhere and are great quality.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Good quality food, but the variety isn't always good.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Recruitment is rough, but after that I know a lot of people who enjoy the fraternity/sorority they're in. However, there are still plenty of GDIs on campus who only use the Greeks for their parties.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My favorite thing about pitt is that if there's anything that you want to do, you can do it here. There are endless clubs and opportunities.

2 College Junior

Weather: Pittsburgh, affectionately called "s***sburgh" when it comes to weather, is extremely bipolar. In January, you'll have a 50 degree day on Monday and by Wednesday it's down to 10 degrees. The humidity in the summer is pretty bad. If you go to school in Pittsburgh, make sure you own an umbrella, rain jacket, snow jacket, an in-between jacket for the kind-of-cold days, rain boots, snow boots, and Timbs for the post-rain/post-snow, muddy/slushy days.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Lots of school spirit. The students are friendly, and the facilities are good.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: High concentration of science and engineering majors make this a great school to attend if you're interested in those things. Many students will share your interests.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As good as it's going to get at a large school.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Frat parties are pretty much the only place to go for freshman. Few bars look the other way with fakes, but their cracking down. There are bars in Oakland for those 21+ but they get old quick. Small house parties with your closest friends are definitely your best option.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid packages leave something to be desired.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses for pitt students are free and come often. The shuttle service is convenient.

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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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