The University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
The University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus - Graduate (MS/PhD) Ratings|
|Total Grad Surveys||16|
|Avg years at University||2.1|
|Research Quality||C (4.6)|
|Research Availability||C+ (5.1)|
|Research Funding||C (4.8)|
|Graduate Politics||C (4.3)|
|Errand Runners||C+ (5.0)|
|Degree Completion||B- (5.9)|
|Alternative pay [ta/gsi]||C+ (5.3)|
|Sufficient Pay||C (4.8)|
|Education Quality||C (4.5)|
|Faculty Accessibility||C (4.7)|
|Useful Research||C+ (5.2)|
|"Individual" treatment||C- (3.8)|
|Campus Beauty||B- (5.9)|
|Campus Maintenance||B (6.6)|
|University Resource/spending||C (4.9)|
|Surrounding City||B+ (7.5)|
|Social Life/Environment||C+ (5.5)|
Our course work mainly makes us analyze various physiological criteria and we are encouraged to come up with experiments to both analyze and solve the same.
The environment is more suited for a study atmosphere. There are a whole lot of students, what with Carnegie Mellon so close, and a whole lot of students to interact and discuss ideas with.
On the cultural front, there are always things to do: Operas, symphonys, ballets, theater, and the carnegie musuems..All the best in your quest for a good university!
Pitt's campus is beautiful and well maintained. Pittsburgh weather is terrible, and depressing. Night life is....okay. I've seen better and I've seen much worse. So it's not really a factor. Overall, Pitt is a good time and a solid education. It's definitely not a good fit for everyone though.
The bureaucracy is mired in various levels of curruption, and misguided conservatism, up to the presidency, who gives himself a pay raise every six months or so at everyone else's expense. They built a new stadium (what was so wrong with the old one?), only to cut back on courses in my own (library and information science) department.
I would not recommend the University of Pittsburgh for non-traditional students. I am three credits short of a 2nd bachelors degree in Russian, yet I was told "how can you work on a bachelor's and a master's degree at the same time?" Oh well ------- just beware