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Reviews 3265 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Riding the bus for free, getting into museums and the botanical gardens for free, getting a discount at a ton of places. The fact that we're basically the biggest school in the city and in the top 10 of everything with our professional schools (while still paying low tuition!). The love and acceptance I found here as well as the opportunities in medicine, international studies and research are unlike ANY of my friends colleges. The city is also accepting and navigable

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Though I don't go out, drink or have a life I know student life is great. There are events for everyone, the party animal and the art gallery admirer. You get in FREE to a ton of museums and the botanical gardens (which is one campus) and you catch the bus for free year round! The shuttles take you a ton of places and the University even has prebooked tickets to art events, opera and different kinds of city tour events. If you are bored at Pitt you must be trying to be bored lol

3 College Senior

Diversity: It is pretty diverse by race, religion and political affiliation but, like most colleges in the US, it is fairly "white." Also like most colleges, people are mostly liberal and democrats.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I enjoy the weather at Pitt because there is a variety in the seasons. When it does snow the roads are clear and there is always transportation because Pitt is on the bus line. Class is rarely cancelled.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The atmosphere is welcoming to all students in the area. It is comforting to know that there are university and city police around in case of an emergency.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Overall, there are several really beautiful parts of campus, but some of the buildings are pretty outdated.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Because Pitt has an urban campus, there is always stuff going on nearby.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Pitt provides free public transportation for all of their students! And it is all very accessible from campus. The only annoying part is having to wait for a bus when you are coming back to campus, but overall, the transportation is great.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The free access to public transportation is the best feature here. You can always get where you need to go without paying a cent, though it may take longer than driving. And there are sill pitt shuttles to get you specifically around campus, most importantly up the hill.

2 College Junior

Parking: You can usually find parking if you drive around a lot but it will take a long time and you might not find a space close to where you want to be. You will have to pay to park anywhere unless you're sneaky or park outside of the hours where the city makes you pay.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Get your booty off campus for food! There are so many options. Pittsburgh has a lot of traditional cuisine and you can definitely find a variety of food from different countries.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Frats are generally sloppy messes, but if you're into that... they can be fun haha You can also go to a bar if you're at least 21. That's the great thing about living in the city. There are a lot of options. Also, you get free busing in Pittsburgh so you don't really have to worry about that other than if you come back after they stop running for the night.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are actually pretty great. For freshmen, there are not a lot of options and it is pretty much what you would typically think of for a college dorm: small with shared bathrooms. For upperclassmen, there are more options, such as apartment style. Those ones are prettyyyy nice. There are some with actual kitchens! The thing is that they are a lot more expensive then living off campus. So if you can afford it, go on campus, but if you want to save money, look for an apartment.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pitt has a trade off in some ways, in terms of its off-campus housing. Rich neighborhoods with outrageously priced houses border Pitt's campus, but there are other, cheaper houses to be found in places like South Oakland and Park Place. The trick is to start looking early. The earlier you look, the more options you will have.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The beautiful Cathedral of Learning at Pitt unites the entire school as it towers over the rest of the campus. Pitt has great science facilities with plenty of lab rooms as well as spacious lecture halls. Although Pitt is built on the side of a hill, its many buildings and events centers make it a great school with plenty of resources

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Although Pitt is a big university, there is little that unites each and every Pitt student with one common interest. But that is because Pitt is diverse in its resources and activities in the student life as well as in its students. Every person will most likely find friends and events that suit their interest at Pitt. This renowned research school is as scholastically challenging as it is fun.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Due to the urban campus setting, there is plenty of protection for the students without it being a burden.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am in the Arts and Sciences school currently at Pitt and I have found that It has been wonderful at exposing me to different career options and possibilities.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of computer labs across campus and the printer quota that each person is initially allotted is large enough for all of your printing needs.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aid due to my late application. The whole process was fairly simple but apparently I was too late and they had given away more of the financial aid already.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The professors are pretty awesome. As with all things, there are exceptions (s****y professors). There are some pretty goofy requirements for the core curriculum but I believe the core is determined by the State of Texas and not the college. I attended both the Central Park and Spring Creek campuses, both of which are in nice areas and are very nice facilities. I would absolutely recommend Collin as a good starting point for high school students looking for a low cost way to get started on a Bachelor's degree and it is also friendly to older people seeking further education. I've truly enjoyed my time here and feel that I received an education of great quality. One more thing, it is one of the cheapest colleges to attend in Texas.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There are always things to do, but some times you just end up doing the same things. It doesn't really matter though because those same things are pretty fun.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: There are always plenty of events happening in PIttsburgh from plays to sports games to museums. I can always find something fun to do on the weekend. Pitt has a great Pitt Arts program that is always bringing the students at Pitt a great opportunity to experience the cultural events of Pittsburgh. I always feel safe and welcome at the University of PIttsburgh's campus. The students are friendly (for the most part) and so is most the faculty. Pitt has made my college experience great.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I'm an international undergraduate student, so there's no financial ait for us...

4 College Senior

Diversity: There's a lot of people from different views and backgrounds.


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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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