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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to The University of Pittsburgh to be in it's wonderful pre-med program. The classes themselves are great. they are challenging, but not overwhelming. Only drawback for me is the price for out of state students. I'm beginning to have problems paying and I fear I may have to drop out. This would be a shame because, past the obvious reasons, I love the classes here and I feel I can take so much from them and really broaden my horizons.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Our RA's are strict with drinking in the doorms which is good.

3 College Junior

Local Area: If you are a city person, you will love Pitt. There is always something to do, new people to meet, and places to go. If you are adventurous, you will never be bored.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Remember, the city is our campus, so whether you want a hot dog from the "Dirty O," r a night out with your boo down at the Cheesecake Factory, your tastes can always be satisfied.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I never hear of anything going on or see anything. There should be more fundraisers and functions don't you think?

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is always something to to is you look for it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A lot of people who join frats and sororities thoroughly enjoy them.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: what ever ethnicity you want, it is here you just have to go out and find it

3 College Junior

Diversity: campus is very diverse but acceptance is the problem area here

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Great atmosphere. Lots of things to do and at Pitt, the city becomes your campus.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's 80 and sunny today, and 40 and snowy the next day. Pittsburgh weather always surprises you, and makes trying to plan anything hilarious

3 College Junior

Transportation: They have busses running all the time, but rely heavily on the pittsburgh bus system also. Saferider is cool, you can call them to pick you up late at night, but the distance they are willing to go is incredibly limited

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am in the Nursing Program at Pitt and I knew it was ranked number seventh in the nation when I came here and it has for sure lived up to that rank. It is very challenging and only offers the best of the best in all fields. Pitt academics is tough but there are alot of helpful aids along the way.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: There isn't alot of parking and you have to get a permit if you want to park on the street permanently. As a freshman you do not want to bring a car. It is really expensive and unneccesary.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Pittsburgh weather is sometimes hard to predict because one day it will be 50 degrees and the next it will be 80 degrees and the next week it will snow. However, no matter what the temperature is there is always some part of the day that it is sunny! The winters can get pretty snowy and there are alot of hills here so that can get a little tricky but overall the weather isn't too bad! It's a basic four-season kind of town.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Pitt has alot of options off-campus and they are all very close by. Also, alot of the restraunts will take Panther Funds so if you forget money you can use your Panther Card to pay. There are classic places such as Chipotle, Noodles and Co., Panera, and Quaker Stake and Lube. But there are also alot of local places such as Fuel and Fuddle, Promanti Brothers, and The Original Hotdog. Fuel and Fuddle is one of my favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are very intense for those people who are die hard fans. The football and basketball teams especially. However, those teams havn't been as great as they used to be so I think alot of people have lost interest. The intermural sports, however, are alot of fun and the diversity that is offered is really nice. Anyone can play and when you get a group of friends together its more like a good time than a game.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a large variety of of restaurants, as far as cost and ethinicity. If you want to eat out, you have a lot of options at the University of Pittsburgh.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not noticed a lot of safety and security on campus. I tend to be on campus during the day and feel pretty safe walking on campus. I try to stay around where there are a lot of people. Some things that I do worry about more are robbery and rape, so I try to be aware of my surroundings

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I like the variety of weather and temperature. It does rain a good amount though, so you may want to bring an umbrella.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm an adult student through the college of general studies, I love it here at Pitt! Access to great classes and CGS has all the support a busy adult student needs!

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: All of my classes have had diverse student populations.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is always available, during the bomb threats of 2011 they were fantastic!

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is always a problem in a city, Pittsburgh is not the worst - use public transportation when you can!

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public busses, campus busses, safe rider (for on and near campus) and the Pitt Police are all available.

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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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