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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Downtown Pittsburgh kind of shuts down at 10:00 at night. But on the weekends there are always kids out at Pitt. The 21 and older students are always out at bars, but other students are here having fun. There are always activities for us.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Pitt has many programs designed to spread the word about alcohol awareness. I don't feel any peer pressure to use drugs or drink. The school has a no tolerance policy.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's somewhat expensive to live in Pittsburgh and a lot of the housing around campus is gross. But there are some nice places to live and Pitt has a great shuttle system that can pick you up if you live off campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors here are extremely dedicated to what they do and are often passionate about it too. Some of them can be oblivious to if students are struggling though. There are many options for tutoring with most subjects and students in classes often study together, so if you are willing to work the tough curriculum isn't too bad.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Pitt has awesome school spirit. We have great workout facilities and many many opportunities to get involved with sports. Pittsburgh is a huge sports city and Pitt is no different.

4 College Junior

Academics: The business program definitely prepares you to work in the business world. They teach you specific skills and encourage mock interviews and resume reviews to prepare you for the job search. The workload can be tough, but it's doable.

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2 College Junior

Weather: The weather here is constantly changing. It can go from snow to sun to freezing rain in a day. It's hard to predict and all you can do is carry an umbrella and wear lots of layers.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: All different types of Greek organizations are available and open to everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You can walk around campus without a problem during the day but woul not be out very late at night alone.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Nice variety of off campus dining with various ethnic choices.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is not much but you tend to get used to it. There are a couple of bars and a hookah lounge but for the bars you need to be 21 or over.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a good amount of food and places you could eat outside of the dining hall in case you get tired of their food.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Pittsburgh is a nice city with many friendly people. Pittsburgh has many fun recreational activities to do, and there are many attractions to go to. It is impossible for one to get bored with Pittsburgh, because there is always something new you can do there.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The food is great at Pittsburgh. There is much diversity in type, quality, and price. This diversity allows students to match these needs and wants to nearly any on and off campus dining in the Pittsburgh region.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There are plenty of nightlife options for all students of all ages. The bars are readily available throughout campus, and South Side is well known for having many bars run up and down the street. The students who are below the age of 21 still have many options at the house parties and fraternities.

4 College Junior

Weather: Pittsburgh is cold and rains a lot; however, students can find a nice cozy place to study in one of the many study rooms offered by the school.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The whole area in and around the Pitt campus is culturally and academically rich. With Carnegie Mellon University right next door along with Carnegie Museums and such, it is a diverse area with lots of fun, exciting, and entertaining activities to engage in.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The ease with which one can find an internship at Pitt is great. The career development office here can help you out with this process, even guaranteeing at least one internship with their support and guidance.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is really expensive to live near the campus. Even a half hour drive is still expensive even for studio apartments. The school should develop more options but it is good either way.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I love the diversity of the university. I feel like I am at home while being far away from home!

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Generally everything about Pitt is great. The only complaint I have is that the dorms are a big giant rip off and cost way too much money..and the food isn't that great.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love my program. I have said multiple times before how much I love our business school, and I would not change my program at all.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I had no problems getting into my program. From what I understand it is getting more and more exclusive every year, but to be honest, it did not take any effort at all for me to get in.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Right now I am a freshman in accounting and finance. I really really love being a part of the College of Business Administration. Since I am a freshman I cannot speak to my major very much since I have not taken many courses in it, but my experience in CBA has been wonderful. Everything is so personalized and it is very easy to access the multitude of resources available to us for help in school, careers, life, and anything really.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I can only speak from the perspective of a business student in this matter, but I can tell you that the business school is awesome for getting internships. The university also has a program for everyone that guarantees you an internship if you complete all of the program requirements. I do plan to have an internship. I am a freshman and I have already started interviewing, so I may start as early as this summer!

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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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