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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities are great. there are plenty of options here on campus as far as gyms, restaurants, and quiet places to study.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pitt is an amazing school and the city of Pittsburgh has a lot to offer from top of the line internships to entertainment for all tastes.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You can't really get in trouble, the Pitts police are very reasonable with alchohol however the campus is very strict on marijuanna use.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs are great but best of all is the self service printing. They give you 1000 sheets per semester which is far more than enough and you can print from any computer, even your own personal computer and all you have to do is swipe your student id at any printer on campus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty large Asian population; many African American students; mostly white students; several other races, too. Equal opportunities for all, but there's been some scandal regarding those who identify with a different sexual orientation than from birth and which bathrooms they are allowed to use.

3 College Freshman

Technology: All Over the Place – There's several computer labs all over campus equipped with Macs and PCs, but when the labs are crowded they can be a little slow. However, we can rent out the library's laptops and scanners, and we can even text a number and a computer lab and get a text back saying how many computers are open.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Arts, Culture, PARTY TIME – The University of Pittsburgh offers its students so many opportunities for cultural involvement. With all of the famous museums and attractions in the city, there is never a boring moment here. Plus, with just a swipe of our student ID we have free access to public transportation, several museums, and other activities around the city.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Get Involved – The more involved you get the better time you will have. Get involved early.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Pick and Choose – There are some really wonderful professors at Pitt, but also some who just care about their research. This is college and it's your education. Do your research to find good classes and professors and just take the classes that interest you. Even if the classes are harder, you'll get better grades because you'll be more motivated to do the work.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Hard Work – Pitt has gotten increasingly selective with its admissions. You'll have professors who expect a lot out of you. But, if you got in, chances are you can handle it. The great thing is that your peers are just as smart as you.

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4 College Student

Technology: The computers are great. There are updated with the latest technology and are always available to students. The WiFi is great as well.

3 College Freshman

Academics: English and Linguistics – The English program here is very diverse and has a nice variety of classes and professors. The Linguistics department, however, is too tiny. Neither, at least to my knowledge, has that many work study or intership oppurtunities available. The work load for the English department is manageable usually

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Rains a good amount, but gorgeous when it gets warm. This year winter was pretty mild but we do have real winters.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Athletic Centers – Big gym on upper campus for everyone, some dorms have gyms. Lots of outdoor places to run.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration Process – Registration dates/times goes by credits, so even if youre a freshman if you came in with AP credits you will register for classes before other freshman who didn't and as you get older you get to register earlier and earlier so as you get older you're more likely to get classe syou want and at time syou want, but generally I haven't had many problems. Even if a class is full professors will often let you in if you emil them.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: AMAZING SCHOOL! Everything about Pitt is incredible! Everyone is so nice and friendly, including the professors! The academics and the opportunities are excellent! Really comfortable feel here! Just visit and you'll probably get the feeling that you belong here! Come to the city with the Best Quality of Life!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Loving It – Love University of Pittsburgh, it has so much opportunity and everything is very accessible and you can find anything within any budget. Students get great discounts!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Never have any problems getting around campus or the city! Its all free with student ID.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: ALL Accepted – See all students interacting and participating in eveything together and have never seen any type of harrasement.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety at My School – Very safe. Safety crews are very prompt and friedly. Open campus so some strange folks, but overall a great and comfortable campus.

2 College Junior

Weather: Summer Is Great, Winter Sucks – After march-ish to october-ish the weather is great, lots of places to go outside (parks, etc). But, winter sucks. Lots of clouds, good amount of snow. It can get depressing. Really the only downside to Pittsburgh.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Free Buses = AWESOME – Having access to all the city buses is awesome. Carson st rocks, peters pub or any of the other bars around campus are great. You can go anywhere, drink, and have a free ride home. If under 21, I reccommend house parties and hanging with friends.

4 College Junior

Technology: Pittnet works great, the new remote printing is awesome. Usually you can find open computers, they have apples too. No real need to own a laptop.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Many girls are average "sixbrughs" yet there are some hotties here and there. Many random hookups in the first two years, and as people start to hit their junior and senior years then people start getting in relationships.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – I'm not involved in the drug scene at the University of Pittsburgh but I'm sure it's like any other college or university. It's bound to be around somewhere, although it depends on who you hang out with. Drinking is more prevalant around campus, but the great thing is that the university offers so many alcohol awareness events that no one is truly pressured to drink.

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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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