Total Enrollment: 28,823
Institution Size: 20,000 and above
Campus Setting: Urban
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 18,371
Total Grad Enrollment: 10,452
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There is so much pride and love for Pitt, exhibited by both the students and the alumni. I get so excited when I learn that someone graduated from or is planning on going to Pitt - I immediately...
The weather is not ideal - very gray and rainy. The city campus does not have a very "college-y" feel, either, with limited green space and intermingling with people of all ages (rather than quads...
I love that even though it is a large campus, you literally can not walk down the street without seeing someone you know. There is so much to do in relation to sports and different club activities...
The academics are hard and are graded pretty harshly. I find you have to study way more than in other colleges. It may be worth it at times, but others it seems pointless.
Pitt is an excellent size: large enough for each student to find their niche and yet small enough that you can't walk a block without running into someone you know. The city campus provides endless...
The weather tends to be dreary and rainy which can get old. Also, as an out of state student, I did not find job opportunities through the Career Services tools relevant to my home area.
I wish I knew Not a lot of job help for out of state student.
Every student at this school needs Comfy shoes :)
Another awesome thing is There is no stereotypical Pitt student, resulting in less pressure to fit in and be untrue to yourself. You can find students in class wearing everything from dresses and heels to sweatpants and t-shirts, and nobody bats an eyelash. It's the perfect setting to discover who you really are.
I wish I knew I wish I had known how to take advantage of the public transportation system and experience all that the city of Pittsburgh has to offer. Pitt provides many programs and opportunities to connect students with the urban community, and I wish had started exploring outside of campus freshman year. I didn't really begin to adventure into the city and various neighborhoods until my junior year!
Every student at this school needs Rain Boots!