University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Reviews

3.91 out of 5 stars
(43 Reviews)
  • Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,052
94% of 43 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 43 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Claire Dice - 2/28/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"During my four-year undergraduate career, the University of Pittsburgh offered me everything I wanted, and even more that I didn't know I needed. Not only was the student body composed of driven and excited learners, but the campus was built around ensuring that all students prospered. The advising help was phenomenal and even helped me decided my career path and get accepted to a doctorate program after graduation! My professors were spirited about the curriculum and evidently well-versed in everything they taught. There is nothing about my undergraduate career here at Pitt that I wasn't satisfied with."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Devin - 2/24/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Pittsburgh's Biological Sciences (B.S.) department sets out to prepare students for medical school. Although I did not pursue medical school I did gain invaluable knowledge of my field and important laboratory skills that aided my ability to get a job right after graduation. The campus and city are exciting and always full of fun activities to take part in."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Amanda - 2/24/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020
"The University of Pittsburgh offers many programs to help their students succeed. All professors are required to have office hours and be available to their students. Students can also receive extra help from teaching assistants or visit the Academic Resource center for free tutoring. All professors are highly qualified to teach subjects they are responsible for, however teaching methods vary. Being a student on the pre-med track, Pitt offers many opportunities to gain experience and strengthen resumes for the future."
4.0 out of 5 stars
John M Stuparit - 2/10/2017
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2007
"The University of Pittsburgh I called home for 5 life-shaping years of my young adult life. As a native of Pittsburgh, it may seem as if I didn't venture far. While that's geographically true, the Pitt campus. situated in the heart of Oakland, a bustling urban neighborhood and classic community of our immigrant-friendly town, broadened my horizons. I discovered at Pitt a side of the city I had never known, and I discovered in the History and Philosophy of Science department a world-class institution for learning and cutting-edge research. Pitt is known for research and HPS is known for producing the sharpest minds from all branches of science, philosophy and the humanities. I am proud to be a part of it."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Russell Ottalini - 2/5/2017
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2013
"The University of Pittsburgh's Japanese degree program is well regarded nationwide and prepared me for work overseas in Japan and domestically in education and translation. Daily language classes gave me a strong foundation in the language, and an array of courses on Japanese history, society and literature provided me with important perspective in my current line of work. Financial assistance for studying abroad and summer language classes was excellent, but funding during the school year provided by the university at large leaves something to be desired for students not receiving assistance upon entry to the school. Overall I am satisfied with my degree and experience at Pitt, but prospective students should be aware of the higher cost of attending for out-of-state students."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jessica Rupp - 2/5/2017
Degree: EMT
Graduation Year: 2016
"I had an incredible experience at the University of Pittsburgh as a pre-med student currently anticipating my matriculation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine this fall. The location offers a wide-array of clinical/ shadowing opportunities for pre-health students between the UPMC Health System and Allegheny Health Network. Through my major in Emergency Medicine as an undergraduate I spent over 600 hours directly delivering care in a variety of settings including the emergency room, emergency medical services, operating room, labor and delivery, burn units etc. Pitt offers amazing opportunities as far as research and interested undergraduates will have no problem participating in clinical or bench research. I will warn that the pre-med science courses including bio, chem, o-chem, physics etc. are vigorous and very much intended to "weed out" pre-health students. That being said, I could not have asked for a better undergraduate education."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Majuel Armstead - 12/6/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"The University of Pittsburgh is an excellent school. The instructors are very good, however their financial aid department could be a lot better taking in the fact that the school has one of the highest endowments in the country. But the school is extremely well in terms of research opportunities and the abundance of professionals you can work with. The school also has many programs for different people. In terms of ethnicity, the school is not that diverse however they provide many minority programs."
4.0 out of 5 stars
D. Salute - 11/6/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Pitt is a great school if you are interested in research - it's the research hub of western PA. The social scene is a bit scary if you've never lived in a big city, and classes are huge until you declare your major and specialize. Overall, this was a good learning experience but I am glad I went there only in hindsight. The name "Pitt" has given me more opportunities than my actual experience there. It was only in my last years when I studied what I really liked and got to know professors on a higher level did I somewhat like my undergraduate experience."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Joe S - 9/19/2016
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am very satisfied with my chemistry degree and liberal arts education from the University of Pittsburgh. My professors were knowledgeable and approachable outside of class. The chemistry department offered ample opportunities for research and professional development. There are courses to gain teaching experience as a teaching assistant for undergraduate laboratory classes. The chemistry department allows for some flexibility in courses and offers multiple tracks to gain your degree: bioscience, business, materials, or ACS certification to name some. Introductory classes were large, upwards of 300 students, but upper level courses were smaller and more personal. Departmental advising was satisfactory, but I was sure to check my graduation requirements and if I was on track to graduate without issue. Amenities at the school were plentiful: quality dormitories, fitness centers, study locations, dining, and social activities. While the school is located in the city of Pittsburgh, it is more on the outskirts in a neighborhood called Oakland. While the campus is not isolated, its presence is certainly felt and most of the Oakland area of the city is dominated by the university. The school is very diverse, and I interacted with students, professors, and others from around the country and world. The campus police's presence was felt, and they did an excellent job keeping the students safe. Overall, my education, training, and professional skills gained at the college have benefited my career and development."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Casey Szatkowski - 8/22/2016
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Pittsburgh is a rich, diverse institution nestled in the heart of Oakland, where students from all walks of life come together. I would highly recommend this college for other students because of its wide variety of degrees, professors, and extra-curricular. The greatest experience I had at Pitt was through the study abroad program. The university has programs in hundreds of places with every degree in mind. For my junior year, I studied abroad at the University of Alcala in Madrid, Spain. The program was excellently ran and professionally organized. They made the process easy so I could focus on my studies. My semester abroad was the best month of my life and I highly recommend it to any student interested in the University of Pittsburgh."
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