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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The best & expensive places are often chains and nothing over the moon. Lots of mediocrity, and lots of the same types of restaurants. If you want diversity in food, do not look to Pittsburgh

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Land management companies do a really good job of screwing college students over.

1 College Sophomore

Local Area: Oakland has all of 5 bars and they're pretty heavily segregated PITT/CMU. Students sometimes interact, but typically don't. There's a few neighborhoods in the area that are accessible by bus. Those have significant student populations where students mix better, but volume and excessive drinking are a problem.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: unknown - I live off-campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarships are not heavily available, but have to be sought out... Grants are very difficult to come by and State Financial Aid is only useful if your parents set up the plan and have contributed to it. Overall, somewhat to be expected given the current state of higher education expenses.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Conservative state makes for conservative administration

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Frats can be obnoxious during events and fundraisers, but most often are polite and fun at bars or around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is police presence, but almost exclusively in vehicles which are typically sedentary or harassing cars looking for DUI's. However, the campus is pretty safe during the day, especially within campus buildings. This is mostly due to the very polite street dwelling beggars. At night it's best not to stray off of Forbes/5th, as the mixed socioeconomic environment can create questionable situations.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not get financial aid

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There is a lot going on all the time. Shadyside, Southside, Pittsburgh… all close by. Along with Carnegie Mellon, Point Park, Duquesne, Carlow, and Chatham

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My mom did most of it but I got what I needed

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Tons off them. Most people enjoy their parties.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not really sure. Heard pricing was decent.

College Freshman

Majors: Haven't had one. Would like to in the future.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Variety of options but limited student discounts

5 College Freshman

Athletics: There is nothing better than singing Sweet Caroline with all of your fellow classmates after the third quarter of the football games.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the University of Pittsburgh and the Oakland area

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I love the University of Pittsburgh

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love The University of Pittsburgh

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity and the acceptance of all diversities are great on and off campus at the University

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Everything I have tried has been excellent

5 College Sophomore

Majors: It was a reasonable process

5 College Sophomore

Majors: It rates fifth in my major in the world

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: One of the topic University in the world in my opinion

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the University of Pittsburgh

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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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