University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Reviews

  • 242 Reviews
  • Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,052
95% of 242 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 242 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Michael Sullivan
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2019
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"This is a great school to learn Electrical Engineering. Most of the professors are excellent and there are a lot of research opportunities. You will have to work hard, but, as they say, nothing worth having comes easy. You will get out of this degree what you put into it. You can do the bare minimum, or you can use the abundant opportunities that they offer to take your education to the next level. For example, a professor worked with me out of class to learn PCB design. You can get a little of this from classes, but the level at which he worked with me was above and beyond. I transferred into Pitt from community college after my freshman year. They did everything they could to help me with that transition. The adviser and administrator that helps you pick class are excellent. During my time there they hired new advisors and revamped the whole curriculum. This caused the quality of the department to increase exponentially. Also, in the ECE department they have the Student Electronics Resource Center (SERC). The two men that run this are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. You can learn many things there. Some of these things are soldering, welding, 3-D printing, and PCB milling. It is a great resource and one of the best parts of the ECE department. I cant recommend the engineering school enough; I am very happy with my time there. You will learn everything you need to become a great Electrical Engineer."
Jas
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"University of Pittsburgh is a great school that is full of diversity and full of opportunities for bright ambitious students to thrive in. I came in with an idea of applying to medical school after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in General Sciences. This idea was challenged many times with the difficulty of classes I had to take, along with the number of students I was competing against, just to stand out. However, if you're a student that knows exactly what you want to do career-wise, it makes it a lot easier down the road financially and emotionally. Pittsburgh has a lot of open doors but if you just need to know what doors you want to open and close. It's a great school to find your calling as there are many students that are figuring out themselves in a new city away from their families."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"The department of Biostatistics has been one of the worst nightmares through my Master's journey. Killed my dreams and goals. The faculty have been of no help whatsoever. They did not do a right Justice to our cohort. The required help for comprehensive was minimal."
Amber
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Pittsburgh is well-run and well organized school. The school offers an array of majors, minors, and certificates. Not only are there great academic offerings, but amazing extracurricular activities as well. Pitt's campus is beautiful, especially with the Cathedral of Learning right in the middle of campus, which has a rich and interesting history. Highly recommend this university."
Louisa Lightfoot
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2018
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"The University of Pittsburgh is well known for its medical and engineering programs. Having its own medical center UPMC, allows nursing students to gain experience on-site. Many of its science programs are research-driven as well, giving students a chance to assist faculty in real science rather than strictly staying in the classroom setting. Class sizes are large but often include a lecture accompanied by small group sessions with graduate students acting as teaching assistants who can clarify content presented in the lecture and help manage assignments given by the professor. The professors I studied under, both within and outside of my major were excellent. They were clearly experts in their fields, able to explain complex concepts, and come up with examples from personal experience where need be. In my specific major, I found the faculty friendly, involved in the classroom and proactive outside of teaching. For fine arts, classes were smaller, and more personalized as a result. Studio classes tend to be long, allowing for students to have a chance to start their projects in class, and gain feedback while their art pieces are still in progress. The school has a dedicated studio arts building, which houses the facilities needed for classes, and also acts as a student gallery for projects made throughout each class. This building also has a library of art history and journals, and a professional gallery where student and faculty exhibitions are often displayed. Academics aside, The University of Pittsburgh sports a beautiful urban campus. Shopping and dining is right by many academic buildings, while its location makes getting to other areas of the city quite easily. As a student, many local museums and cultural spots in the area are free or discounted, and well worth going to. Students also get close to unlimited transportation on Pittsburgh busses, allowing easy access to locations of interest which are further away from campus. The school has its share of recreation as well, featuring fun classes such as dance, student clubs, and a large number of extracurricular events."
Emily Corrigan
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2018
  • Degree: EMT
"I would highly recommend this program for students wanting to pursue a job in the medical field, such as physician, PA, or nursing. In the program you are not only able to get your bachelor's degree, but also your Paramedic,. The program is very time consuming, but exposes you to multiple areas of the medical field outside of emergency medicine during your clinical rotations. I was able to work as a Paramedic my senior year, which helped me save money for graduate school, while completing my bachelors. The professors are very caring and spend a lot of one-on-one time with students and get to know them very well on an individual level. Unfortunately there is not much you can do with this degree other than becoming a paramedic without going back to school. I would high recommend this school and major to anyone planning on pursuing a career in the medical field."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is a well-known, accredited institute for public health. I was able to obtain a master's degree in epidemiology and stay for my doctorate, allowing me to finish in 4 1/2 years total. The professors are very active researchers so students have a lot of opportunities for research experience."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"This university is diverse in student population and offers many degrees. The location is in a small city college town. The students and faculty have a lot of Panther Pride."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Hard work actually does pay off and taking classes you are interested in are the classes you will remember"
Meg
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"University of Pittsburgh prepared me for a job in my field. I have no doubt that I received the best education. It was expensive and it was hard work but I know that i have a better education than other colleagues in my field."
Stef
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"University of Pittsburgh, especially the School of Pharmacy, is a top notch university. I had opportunities I never thought possible and I would highly recommend it to any student."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Fantastic school in the middle of a college town."
Vila
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It's in a peaceful city. UPitt is a wonderful university"
Maia K.
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Throughout my time at University, I have found Pittsburgh to be an impressive and unique platform for social change. A nexus for academics and professionals dedicated to serving community interests, Pittsburgh provides a dynamic setting for intellectual agents of social innovation. From the time I first stepped on Pitts campus for my accepted students day back in 2013, I knew that I wanted to study at the University of Pittsburgh for the next four years. The outstanding reputation of Pitt's School of Social Work for undergraduate juniors and seniors appealed greatly to me. Pittsburghs status as the number one social work program in Pennsylvania is formidable, and proved to be a striking influence on the social services field in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The School of Social Work truly reflects Pitt's stature as a leader in education. The schools dean, Larry E. Davis, pioneers his students as they conduct notable research topics, especially in the field of child welfare. The abundant resources that the University of Pittsburgh offers only strengthen the quality of one's education. I spent several hours pursuing research in the Buhl Social Work Collection and Library, as I made selections from the available 12,500 monographs and 141 serials. Additionally, I had the honor to take one of Professor Keith Caldwells classes. As a University of Pittsburgh alumni as well as Director of the BASW program, he truly inspires his students to become involved in both their academic and civic community. The University is filled with over 300 clubs ranging from academics to intramural sports, I was apart of the 125 member BASW Club, which allowed us a group and platform that helped to foster social change in our society. During the application period as a high school senior, The University of Pittsburgh was my first, second, and third choice, and I am ecstatic that they chose to accept me. My goal to become a social worker was exponentially amplified by studying at the University of Pittsburgh."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pitt's School of Social Work does a wonderful job of preparing you for real life work. It is a good balance of classroom based learning and real life experience during field placements."
Mlb101
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Pitt was great! A great location, within a city but feels like your own little campus town!"
Female Graduate, age 35
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pitt's MSW program is top notch and I got a lot out of it. It afforded me opportunities to take what I learned at the undergraduate level and hone my clinical skills at the Master's level."
Cindy
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I had a great experience there. I learned a lot in classes, loved the campus setup, and had a good opportunities in the city."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"The MBA program was a great experience. There were great extra curricular activities to expand on the experience"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Most of my professors were wonderful and full of real life experiences to share. The campus I beautiful."