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The University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UP

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By Gender
MalesB+
FemalesA-
By Major
AccountingB-
AnthropologyA
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA+
BiologyA-
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Chemical EngineeringA-
ChemistryC+
Civil EngineeringA+
CommunicationsB
Computer EngineeringA+
Computer ScienceB
CriminalF
Cultures/CivilizationA+
EconomicsA-
EducationA-
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentA-
EnglishB
FinanceA-
Geography and GeosciencesC+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
KinesiologyA+
LinguisticsB+
MathA
Mechanical EngineeringA+
Music - PerformanceA-
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA
NursingA
OtherC
PharmacyA-
PhilosophyA-
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceA+
PhysicsC
Political ScienceA
PreLaw and LegalA+
PreMed and MedicalA
PsychologyB+
Public HealthA+
School of InformationA
UndecidedB-
Urban PlanningB
Video/MediaA

Against similar schools

Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
 A-
Average of All Schools
 B-
Average of schools in class
 B

Harvard University
 B+
Cornell University
 B
New York University
 A
Syracuse University
 C
Princeton University
 C+
University of Connecticut
 C-
University of California Berkeley
 B+
F
A+

Surrounding City

... The city of Pittsburgh is ENTIRELY overrated ...Read full comment
... second, the city of pittsburgh is unsafe, crime ridden, dirty, but a big improvement from the past ...Read full comment
... First of all, it's in Pittsburgh, which is bad news; the city has a horrible economy, high crime, a religious obsession with mediocre sports tea...Read full comment
... I went here because it was close (at 18, I thought that was important), and I thought Pittsburgh was an interesting, vibrant city ...Read full comment
... Complete waste of time and I am transferring out of this university and this city ...Read full comment
... DO NOT go to this school because it's located in a big city, you will regret how small the school and the city seem to be ...Read full comment
... pittsburgh, the city itself, should be given more credit ...Read full comment
... The city of Pittsburgh itself is pretty lame, too ...Read full comment
... I grew up in this city, and went here because it was close to family, and I thought the science program would be the best in the region ...Read full comment
... The city is shit, there is nothing to do here and it's basically a slum ...Read full comment
... Also, the city environment seems to isolate students from each other; the few times i've been to other colleges I was surprised by the much more ...Read full comment
... The city just wasn't a fit for me, the climate was dreary, the campus was pretty small and isolated, the housing isn't very nice, the food was pr...Read full comment
... I thought i'd like it because everyone said they had a good experience here, and it's right by a city, but I was wrong ...Read full comment
... Any notion of Pittsburgh being a dirty, dull, dead end city is totally out of touch ...Read full comment
... It's not like as soon as you step off campus you're in a city ...Read full comment
... Pitt is a wonderful school and it is located in a fabulous city ...Read full comment
... The school and the city are fun ...Read full comment
... Although we don't have beautiful landscaping (although we do have some), we have a city ...Read full comment
... Folks, it’s a large city get out and enjoy the culture ...Read full comment
... The city is beautiful ...Read full comment
... As long as you like the city, you will love Pitt ...Read full comment
... But, Oakland is like it's own micro city ...Read full comment
... If one has the initiative to go out and find stuff to do, you will never want for clubs, groups, volunteer experiences, jobs, internships, and a ...Read full comment
... The campus is like a city itself, tucked away from the downtown area of Pittsburgh ...Read full comment
... I really enjoy the city setting and the cheap cost of living ...Read full comment
... I personally love this town & city ...Read full comment
... Embedded in the great city of Pittsburgh, Pitt resides in it's own community known as Oakland ...Read full comment
... It wasn't a slight against Drexel, but against Philadelphia, which is (in my opinion) a filthy, unwelcoming city, despite it's "Brotherly Love" ...Read full comment
... There is a program that grants FREE tickets to arts events in the city, and not cheap ones at that ...Read full comment
... Consequently, I have been already admitted into a great graduate program in linguistics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New Yor...Read full comment
... When I left Pittsburgh and returned to New York City, I discovered that not many shared the good Western Pennsylvania work ethic ...Read full comment
... When I left Pittsburgh and returned to New York City, I discovered that not many shared the good Western Pennsylvania work ethic ...Read full comment
... The combination of the city, social scenes, academics, sports, research opportunities ...Read full comment
... There are definitely things to do in the city but I honestly can go months with out leaving the area and be fine because there's usually so much ...Read full comment
... Honestly, I love everything about Pitt, the city, the atmosphere, and most importantly the people ...Read full comment
... Greek Sing is a huge event, as is the annual Steel City Step Show ...Read full comment
... Aside from having the City of Pittsburgh as your backyard, there are many things to do in and around Oakland ...Read full comment
... Its not a real big city but it can be crazy confusing sometimes ...Read full comment
... I was nervous about coming to such a huge school in a city from one that was in the middle of nowhere and that had roughly 2,000 students, but I ...Read full comment
... If you aren't a partier, there are probably more things for you to do around campus and the city ...Read full comment
... The only disadvantage is the noise/somewhat dirtiness of living in the city, but it's also an advantage since you can go to sports games, see th...Read full comment
... And I'm not some PSU nutcase, both of my parents went to Pitt so I'm not biased against it; its just that I heard that it blows there, and I can ...Read full comment
... The city shuts down after 10pm, so good luck finding something to do other than sitting in the dorm racking up your Blockbuster points ...Read full comment
... Pittsburgh is an OK city ...Read full comment
... There is no grocery store on campus, so unless you are rich and have 800$ to spend on a parking spot (which they fail to mention you arent allow...Read full comment
... Grew up in suburban Western PA my whole life and thought it would be a cool thing to go to college in the city and get out of the small town atm...Read full comment
... Pitt is a great school and there is always something to do being in the city ...Read full comment
... But life is good lots of opportunities and the city is safe ...Read full comment
... The city is pretty lame except for the Bar districts (which doesn't help people under 21) ...Read full comment
... Very surprising in a big city, which by the way is overrated ...Read full comment
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