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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!

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms at Pitt are guaranteed for all freshman. They provide nicer housing for honors college students with suite style living, but it doesn't really matter since there really isn't a "bad dorm" on campus.
The housing system itself really needs some work. I transferred into Pitt halfway through my sophomore year with a 4.0. I was fortunate enough to find an open room in the apartment style residence, but it's the only chance I'll have to live on campus. Pitt is very strict with housing guarantees. If you are transferring from another university, there is a very good chance you won't be living on campus, regardless of your grades. I understand they want to put their current students first, but I feel that we should all be looked at the same, regardless of whether or not we transferred in.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Being in the english writing program is an honor. I love my experience so far because my teachers are really helpful with giving me the constructive criticism I need to become a better writer. The workload is heavy at times, only if you put writing your 20 page story off until the last minute. Like any other program, the workload isn't bad if you divide your work well and stay on top of it. The concerning part about this program is there aren't many writing internships available, let alone paid ones. After meeting with my advisor, he was very reassuring when it came to discussing a possible internship. He gave me many options: ones around Pittsburgh or even in Los Angeles. The best part about the internships was they were all paid!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are huge at Pitt, especially basketball games. Even if the game isn't huge, the students are very supportive and willing to go. The nice thing about events at Pitt is you don't feel like you have to go to every single game. There's no pressure! School spirit at Pitt is incredible because of how supportive the fans are. Facilities are really nice and a fun place to work out.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The English Writing program at Pitt is amazing. I'm learning more than I could've imagined. If I could do it all over again, I definitely would. My goal is to become a screenwriter, but if I don't reach my goal, I will be happy with my career path as long as I'm writing. My main concern is the field is very competitive.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm leaning toward a Statistics major, and I really enjoy Pitt's Stats faculty. The only downside is that the program is small at Pitt.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather seems to change daily at Pitt. The other day it snowed and today all I needed to wear was my hoody.

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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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