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This college, although complained about, has been anBrightUndecided
This college, although complained about, has been an extremely positive experience for me. People on this campus are very friendly, both professors and students. The campus is small but this has never been a noticeable problem for me and it is nice to see friendly faces when walking around campus. Professors are very helpful and some of the classes are smaller than my high-school classes, which is nice because the professors know who you are and are truly invested in your education. One thing I wish I could change about this place is the food. While the food is not terrible here, it lacks variety and the options are not always the healthiest. Washington is not the best area but the campus is pretty safe. The campus is about 20 to 30 minutes away from Pittsburgh and there are shuttles you can use if you don't have a car. The course work is challenging here- especially the sciences. Professors really are aimed at you having a full understanding of the material versus just memorizing the subject. This is nice but depending on what high school you attended may take some getting used to. The liberal arts education is very present as you will look at the same issues from multiple perspectives. Weekends are fun, some more than others, but if you are looking to attend large parties this may not be the place for you. Getting in is not terribly hard as long as you have decent grades and a okay ACT score. The college gave me very good scholarship finical aid. Altogether so far, I have really enjoyed my experience here.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A, Surrounding City: B
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It's a very difficult school, but you'll graduate knowing everything you need to know and then some.
4th Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: A-
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This the type of school that is whatQuite BrightEconomics
This the type of school that is what you make it. If you're a person who makes friends and connections easily, you will love your time here.

Socially, it's very old school, work-hard-play-hard(er). The greek life here is tremendous and open to most anyone, and is the nucleus of social activity on the weekends.

As far as academics go, you will have endless opportunities thrown at you, everything from internships, research projects, extra-curriculars, anything to sculpt the ideal resume.

Whether or not you take advantage of them will largely define how happy you are. Being bored in some locations is more fun than in others. If you stay busy, and that's easier to do here than most places, you will be incredibly happy.

The professors are easy to get to, want you to succeed, and will bend over backwards to make you succeed. There aren't any 20-something TA's with master's degrees teaching you in classrooms with 400 kids; you'd learn from masters of their respective trades and classes of about twelve.Don't come here for the food though...

1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: C-
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