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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Undoubtedly, all universities seek to impart a quality education to their students, but what distinguishes Pitt amongst its peers is the prominent and remarkable energy evident in its students. ...
The most frustrating and strikingly apparent negative aspect of Pitt is the lack of adequate on-campus housing, in particular, for freshman. For the last several years, dozens of unlucky freshman...
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.
I wish I knew Housing can be chaotic after freshmen year.
Every student at this school needs Rain boots and an umbrella!
Every student at this school needs Comfy shoes :)
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!
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.