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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Anyone, no matter where you are, can get access to drugs or alcohol if they really wanted to, so while they both exist on campus, they don't have a huge affect on the safety here at Pitt as there is a very small amount of people that actually partake. The school does a good job in reinforcing the negative effects that both substances can have and all campus buildings are dry and if this is violated, there are repercussions.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Pitt Pride is absolutely the best. There are so many groups, clubs, and organizations that put a lot of time and effort into supporting athletics. You can really feel the energy led by the Pitt Band, the cheerleaders, and the dance team spread throughout the stadium at football games, and the tradition found at basketball games is a good way to keep everyone united and rooting for their team. As you walk along the streets, almost every building is decorated with school pride and so many are seen wearing school spirit on any given day.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity on campus is great. It's really cool to see different faces all the time. Since there are so many different types of people, I haven't found any difficulties in acceptance. Everyone is allowed to do things their own way and think/believe what they want.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Pitt an extremely diverse school. There are tons of different backgrounds represented here

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is an airport, greyhound bus station, megabus station, and amtrak station all in the city and they are all very useful in long distance travel.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: The city of Pittsburgh is amazing. Everyone loves the pro sports teams and the local food is delicious. It a very diverse city with tons of stuff to do.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love Pitt. I love the city, the sports, the people. It's all great.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Two major all you can eat cafeterias on campus. Usually pretty average but has some very good meals. Tons of on the go options too

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots of parties on the weekends, from the frats to apartment/house parties. Better to know someone than to just walk looking for one

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Cathedral of Learning is one of the most beautiful buildings i've ever seen. City of Pittsburgh is tons of fun and there are so many things to do.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everyone loves Pitt, not a single person on campus feels that they made the wrong decision

3 College Freshman

Weather: There are some beautiful days but on average it's pretty cold and usually cloudy.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Haven't had any run ins with the cops but they are there. RA's and RD's do their jobs but are usually fair.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball and football games are tons of fun. Basketball student section ranked #2 in the country.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Lots of computer labs all across campus. Tons of free software as well with your ID and 900 pages a semester for printing.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Almost everyone is friendly and approachable and outgoing

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It was a definitely hard process but the counselors are nice and kind. They are willing to help and try to go beyond. I believe the financial aid process is not difficult due to the counselors.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: My school's diversity is same as other instates. University of Pittsburgh has a number of international students from everywhere. I have multiple friends who are international students because most of them are open minded and willing to help people. I have not had an issue with a religion. Most of the students respect other religions so I have a no problem.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: My school is not a strict school most of the time but only on drinking and using drugs. My school tries to protect the students from using illegal drugs and underage drinking. These two fields are the only fields that my school is strict on.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: My school, University of Pittsburgh, has a great varsity sports teams. Our school is known for the Pittsburgh Panthers. We have a great football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and other teams. Whenever there is a game, most of the students go to the games to cheer up the athletes. Athletic facilities in the school are awesome. The main gym is in the Peterson Center where most of the students go to exercise. Most of the dorms also have the gyms for the students who can not go to the Peterson Center on time.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not had any single problem with the safety and security. The campus always has the university polices rotating around for the safety of students. The dorms that are offered in the school always checks the student's id in order to get into the dorm. It can be annoying but it is a great way to protect students from the danger.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at my school are tremendously awesome and funny. Most of the people I met are kind, smart and funny. Most of the students respects the other cultures and do not treat people badly. They treat others like how they want to get treated.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Pittsburgh is a great city to live in. It is the town of Steelers and Penguins. In the city of Pittsburgh, there are many colleges including Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University and more. Because there are plenty of colleges, the students are always interacting with other college students. I have many friends who are not from my school and we spend time by going to Steelers game or Penguins game.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I do enjoy my major and program. I think it is definitely hard program but the professors make it keep interesting. I learn a lot of materials by going to the lectures and talking to the professors. The professors are willing to spend a lot of time with the students so I try to use the time as much as possible.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: In Pittsburgh, most of the places can be reached by taking a bus. For the students at University of Pittsburgh, they do not need to pay the fees for any kind of buses because all the fees are included in the tuition. Buses are always helpful for the students who are living off-campus. Thankfully, the buses are a reliable source to get around the city. My school also provides its own bus system. This system takes to North Oakland, South Oakland and Oakland area. It is another reliable source to get around the city.

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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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