Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeA+
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.218 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.218 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.218 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.267 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.339 responses
After University of Pittsburgh
- Very Good1410
I came to Pitt because it has an outstanding reputation for its Emergency Medicine bachelors program, which combines incredible practical experience with intense academic rigor. I was admitted as a transfer Junior; the program does not begin until the Junior year and requires that all your general education requirements be met, as well as specific science courses. The program is awesome! Junior year includes four shifts a week in both UPMC emergency rooms and ambulance based emergency services in addition to 18 credits of practical (Patient Assessment) and scientific (Pathophysiology) classes, including labs. Payoff includes a Parmedic certification after junior year and a bachelors after senior year (which involves more clinical experience plus management, leadership and legal courses focusing on emergency medicine). This program sets you up very well for a focused career in patient care or as a step toward medical or PA school. Top notch!
- College Junior
- Nov 19 2011
Great Variety but Only a Few Options – There are four main dining hall areas on campus: The Perch on upper campus, Market Central on lower campus, the Union, and The Cathedral. Market Central has everything from vegetarian options to pizza & pasta, burgers & fries, pick-your-own-stir-fry and sandwiches/wraps, as well as the typical cereals, ice cream, and make your own waffles. The Perch serves similar options, but without the stir fry. The Union has a smoothie/yogurt place, a Pizza Hut, and a chicken place. The Cathedral has quick ready-made sandwiches, veggie boxes, fruit, yogurt, and drinks, as well as Chik-Fil-A, a sandwich/bistro station, and a sushi station. There are also small coffee/baked good stations in various buildings, and Einstein Bros. Bagels places in a few of the buildings. Right next to Market Central there's also a "Quik Mart" you can spend dining dollars in and a Taco Bell that's pretty popular. Overall, I think Pitt has a lot of options for a lot of different tastes. Stick with a medium sized meal plan until you figure out your habits, or you'll end up with a lot of extra meal blocks and too few dining dollars!
- College Sophomore
- June 5 2012
Campus Activities Rock! There's a lot going on at Pitt, especially with all of the clubs, sororities, fraternities, organizations, and teams in the area. My top pick would be the Pitt Arts program--they take groups of students to plays, concerts, museums, and tons of other stuff for free with provided transportation. And they even feed us dinner or have a post-talk with dessert at almost all the events! I've been to operas, plays, ballets, concerts, museums, botanical gardens, you name it with the Pitt Arts program. I never would have known about most of them and I definitely wouldn't have been able to afford tickets, transportation, and food for more than a few of them on my own. The program is one of my favorite aspects of Pitt.
- College Junior
- Sep 14 2013