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2.7 2011-08-23 Schools in Review university-of-pittsburgh-logo
School Type: Universities / Colleges
Locations: Pittsburgh, PA (main campus); Bradford, PA; Johnstown, PA; Titusville, PA; Greensburg, PA
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates
Programs: Law, Nursing, Education, Arts, Engineering, Film Studies and others (over 120 fields of study)
Tuition Range: $15,000-$17,000 annually for residents, $24,000-$27,000 for non-residents (undergraduate)
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Located in Pittsburgh PA (with regional campuses in Bradford, Johnstown, Titusville and Greensburg), the University of Pittsburgh has an enrollment of over 30,000 students with degree programs available in over 120 areas of study–among them, Medicine, Nursing, Law, Engineering, Education, Music, International Studies and many others. Of particular interest is the school’s Film Studies program, which utilizes an interdisciplinary approach by drawing courses from multiple departments (and a partnership with Pittsburgh Filmmakers) to offer bachelor and master’s degrees in film studies.

A public state university, the University of Pittsburgh follows a traditional academic format, generally requiring a four-year commitment for a bachelor’s degree. Tuition varies by department, but undergraduate rates average roughly between $15,000 and $17,000 a year for Pennsylvania residents, and between $24,000-$27,000 annually for non-residents. Graduate programs vary in rates, but are generally more expensive for both residents and non-residents.

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University of Pittsburgh Review Rating: 2.66666666667 out of 5 based on 6 Ratings

Located in Pittsburgh PA (with regional campuses in Bradford, Johnstown, Titusville and Greensburg), the University of Pittsburgh has an enrollment of over 30,000 students with degree programs available in over 120 areas of study–among them, Medicine, Nursing, Law, Engineering, Education, Music, International Studies and many others. Of particular interest is the school’s Film Studies program, [...]

  • Review by Tenille K.  (source)
    November 17, 2011
    Overall Rating 44444
    Tuition 44444
    Curriculum 44444
    Instructors 44444

    I attended the University of Pittsburgh for my undergraduate degree in social work. I highly recommend the University of Pittsburgh if you are looking for a large school in an urban environment. The best thing about the school was all the services it provided. The student health center was great, you could ride on public transportation with your student identification for free, and the housing department was also very good. The teachers and classes were also excellent with most classes being fairly small.

  • Review by Jim G. 
    October 30, 2011
    Overall Rating 11111
    Tuition 11111
    Curriculum 11111
    Instructors 11111

    Most of the negative comments are correct. Most of the positive comments are by people who are from Pittsburgh and are close-minded. I am only a freshman who has been here for a semester, but I hate it. Majority of the population gives a racist feel to it. i.e. I would be walking for a few kids from my floor, a black student would pass us with lets say a bag of groceries. The kids would make a remark such as “he probably just stole that” or “there is probably friend chicken in there.” It’s unbelievable. I went to a big high school and was sociable, but at this school, there is nothing to do ever, the only parties are frat parties which are terrible, and everyone is stuck up and from western PA. The majority of the student body is white, and from Pennsylvania, so if you are somewhat sociable and have a personality do not go here, or you WILL lose it.

  • Review by Xavier P. 
    March 21, 2011
    Overall Rating 11111
    Tuition 11111
    Curriculum 33333
    Instructors 33333

    I went to Pitt for a year and a half and didn’t really like it. 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 pretty bad, and whole feel of the place was just depressing. There isn’t much to do on weekends unless you party, and the city is pretty dull unless you’re over 21. I did meet some good friends there but many of them transfered to other schools for the same reasons I’m citing. As a result I now go to PSU Main and love it. The campus is much greener, the overall atmosphere is a lot better, and there’s just more to do. I would heavily advise any student thinking about going Pitt to really think about it before he/she makes a bad decision. Don’t fall into the same trap I did. City life isn’t necessarily as glamorous as you think it’ll be.

  • Review by Robert M. 
    February 27, 2011
    Overall Rating 22222
    Tuition 11111
    Curriculum 22222
    Instructors 22222

    I loved the university when i first attended, but now that i am in my third year i feel fully taken advantage of. this university only wants your money.

  • Review by Penny C. 
    January 27, 2011
    Overall Rating 44444
    Tuition 22222
    Curriculum 44444
    Instructors 44444

    The University of Pittsburgh is a great place to get an education. There’s plenty to do and students are given a bus pass so you can get around easily enough. The courses are challenging but not impossible. You are expected to fend for yourself to a degree, but if you’re going to be successful it’s a skill you’ll need to learn at some point. Sometimes things feel a bit impersonal and the weather doesn’t help with those days when it feels like you’re getting the cold shoulder. Staff are generally pretty good. Some are a bit arrogant but for the most part they’re knowledgeable and helpful provided you work hard. The only issue I have with the university is if you’ve got a TA in the introductory sciences you can almost guarantee they’re going to be foreign and almost impossible to understand. I don’t know why they’re hiring some of these people but it’s like they stand up in front of the class and mumble incomprehensibly. This makes recitations worthless and labs a lot more difficult (especially if you’re really trying to learn something from them). I’d say 95% of the recitations I’ve had in the math & physics depts have been with such TAs and all of my chemistry labs certainly have been. It’s a bit disappointing.

  • Review by Craig R. 
    June 8, 2009
    Overall Rating 44444
    Tuition 33333
    Curriculum 44444
    Instructors 44444

    Despite spending only two years at Pitt before transferring to UCSB, Pitt introduced and helped set a great foundation for my college years.

    Pitt has been committed to a liberal arts education with a well-rounded curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Pitt has an increasing emphasis on undergraduate research experience and for providing real-world opportunities such as co-ops and internships. Undergraduate degrees can be earned as Bachelor’s of Arts, Bachelor’s of Science, and Bachelor’s of Philosophy. Along with providing certificate programs, graduate level masters, professional, and doctoral degrees are also awarded.

    Pitt’s history of commitment to international education is illustrated by its unique collection of 27 Nationality Rooms on the first and third floors of the Cathedral of Learning. Pitt is one of the country’s leading producers of both Fulbright scholars and Peace Corps volunteers.

    Pittsburgh is a sports town and in intercollegiate athletics, Pitt’s football and men’s basketball, are consistently competitive. In a recent all-sports ranking done by Sports Illustrated on Campus, Pitt was ranked 17th among all U.S. universities in terms of the overall strength of its athletic program.

    I made lifelong friends and have great memories at Pitt. Thank’s Pitt!

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