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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: You will run into every type of person you can think of at Pitt, and everyone is generally accepting of that. There are kids I'm friends with that I wouldn't have even talked to in high school. Very open atmosphere as far as being who you are which is awesome.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: It all depends on who you hang around and what your looking for. If you wanna hook up, go to parties. If you want relationships, go to student orgs.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: If you love white boys, you hit the jackpot. The school is probably 86% white and half of them are guys, and I'd say they're pretty good looking. The girls are pretty too. Also the students here have money and it's common for attractive people to have money, you know what I mean.

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1 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most people at Pitt LOVE each other! Maybe that's because we all have the same interests in common: hockey, engineering, weight lifting, and (above all) BEER! We are all generically attractive, well-built white people of German and/or English heritage who like to drink a lot and shout at the top of our lungs three nights a week. If this description fits you too, come on in! The water's fine.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Average student's looks, not extremely poor or excellent.

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There are enough students at Pitt to make a smorgasbord of potential relationships, whatever type you're looking for. The student body varies widely, though girls are almost always considered better looking. Pitt men have much less to complain about than CMU students up the street because they have many more options available. On the whole, the campus isn't especially notable for the amount of romantic interactions. While relationships aren't uncommon, they also aren't by any means the rule. Casual dating and hookups are frequent, especially during the first couple of years.

Most students find that it's not hard to find a great group of close friends at Pitt. With people from so many walks of life, it's no surprise. By the end of the first year, many people already have their future roommates picked out and have usual places and activities that they do. Pittsburgh is known for being a friendly city, and many are hard pressed to want to leave Oakland. The best advice is to meet as many people and do as many things as possible, especially in your first year. It can take some time to get settled in, but once you do, you'll likely find yourself surrounded by people who you genuinely good friends.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Pills, patches, the shot, as well as condoms, are available through Student Health Services.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The Hill
  2. Peter's Pub
  3. Hillman Library
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Cathedral stairways
  2. Fraternity houses
  3. Schenley Park
  4. The Ashtray
  5. Towers
Social Scene
The social scene is largely what you make it. If you want to party, Pitt has plenty of opportunities to do so, every day of the week. Between campus activities, fraternity parties, house parties, and other venues, you can easily be a social butterfly, if that's what you want. The city also offers a good bit in the way of cultural activities and entertainment that isn't school-affiliated. Check local bulletin boards, the City Paper, and online for activity postings.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups are more common in your first two years, but relationships tend to happen more in your later years at Pitt.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Hillman Library, for the most studious, as well as lecture classes (labs are helpful), and the cafeterias. South Oakland house parties and frat parties on the Hill seem to be the best place to meet the opposite sex outside of school buildings. For the older crowd, the local bars are packed, especially on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. When the weather gets warm, you can always meet guys and girls who are hanging out on the Cathedral lawn, either studying, tanning, or playing a pick-up game of ultimate Frisbee.
Dress Code
Every style of clothing has its place around Pitt, but some are far more prevalent than others. Tank tops, shorts, and/or jeans for the girls are most popular during the warmer months. Guys tend toward T-shirts or polo shirts and khakis. During the winter, sweats are popular.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 166 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 164 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 87 responses

  • 45% Well-rounded
  • 20% Busy
  • 13% Independent
  • 11% Fun
  • 2% Studious
  • 2% Supportive
  • 2% Conservative & ignorant of the world outside of PA
  • 2% Engineer from Pennsylvania who likes to drink
  • 1% Identical to your high school classmates
  • 1% Boring/Homogenous/Small-thinking

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 92 responses

  • 25% Join a club/activity/intramural
  • 24% In your dorms
  • 21% In classes/recitations
  • 15% Mutual friends
  • 11% Join a sorority/fraternity
  • 2% Ask them what they like to drink.
  • 1% O-Week
  • 1% Weed

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 191 responses

  • 50% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 45% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 5% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.


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