Pittsburgh, PA
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Michael
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First off, when picking a college or university it is necessary to find a school that offers your interests and choice of stu...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First off, when picking a college or university it is necessary to find a school that offers your interests and choice of study. The biggest advice I can give is to research schools thoroughly. By researching schools, it allows you to determine location, size, and strong assets the school offers. It is important to have an idea of what type of school you think is best fitting, such as a larger school or a smaller school. Larger schools tend not to give one on one relationships consistently with faculty and peers; you have to make yourself known. A smaller school might be easier for professors and peers to remember names and personalities in a short amount of time. Research the geographic location, because location can be everything. In an urban setting you can find opportunities that could help you tremendously to build a resume that may interest graduate schools and employers. However, a school in a rural area may not offer such experiences, but may have strong assets such as research and development. You just have to look at what best fits your personality and career/educational goals. Research, follow your goals, and base your decision on yourself, not others!

What's unique about your campus?

It is a very large university within a city, so it has many opportunities to expand and test your knowledge on your field of study. Although it is large, is still offers smaller classes and fun, energetic faculty that are student oriented.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

That we are always ranked very high in our health related programs (ex. physical therapy is number two in the nation, nursing is number five) and of course our basketball team and other athletic teams.

Ashley
Describe the students at your school.

Most of the people I have met there are leaders.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of the people I have met there are leaders.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advice parents and children to visit the school for 3-4 days during class time, if possible. That way, students get a real feel for what it would be like to be on campus and get the education from that school. I would also recommend checking out both city and suburb schools, in and out of state.

Maranda
Describe the students at your school.

Some classmates are very focused and learning oriented and others are there to party.

Describe the students at your school.

Some classmates are very focused and learning oriented and others are there to party.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Check out all of your options. Even if something looks unappealling at first, check out all the academic services offered and the academic or social community as a whole. It may just turn out to be that place for you. Also, it may help to sit down and make a list of the most important things you're looking for in a school. Then try to find the school who has the same priorities that you desire. It hopefully should be a perfect fit. Most importantly, take your time. Don't rush yourself into choosing a school because all of your friends already have or you feel like it's too late. Make sure you know what's most important to you and carefully choose the one you think is right.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to be immersed in different cultures and live in a wonderful city.

Nathan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The city life gives you alot of things to do. Bus downtown and see all that the city has to offer.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The city life gives you alot of things to do. Bus downtown and see all that the city has to offer.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Let your heart have an effect on what you pick because if you aren't somewhere that your in love with then the college experience won't be everything that it could and should be.

Emily
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We have a good med program. The school is partnered with UPMC and theres a lot of hands on experience available.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We have a good med program. The school is partnered with UPMC and theres a lot of hands on experience available.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college is an extremely important process. The people you meet at college and your experience at school will really shape who you are going to become later in life. Its important to first determine whether you would like to attend a big school or a small school. Smaller schools tend to have better staff - student interactions, but larger schools have more opportunities. When looking for a school visit as many as you can to make sure you are happy with the people and the environment that will be your home for the next 4 years. Once you've found that school that suits you, make sure you get involved. A lot of campus activities and groups end up becoming like family. Find out any extras that your school offers and take advantage of them. Its important to study hard and put a lot of work into your studies, but it's equally important to make good friends to experience your school life with. College only lasts 4 years so make the best of it!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Finanicial Aid. They tend to give you the run around when you have a question and are not very helpful over all.

Lawrence
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick a school that is close to you and your family and you will be able to enjoy their comfort and support. You should pick a school with a good record for solid academics and a close-knit environment. If you want to enjoy college life, take everything in moderation and keep your schedule open, and make sure to make plenty of time to study outside of class not just right before tests.

Varun
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is a big difference between a city school and a school with a campus. Realizing which setting would be best for you is...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is a big difference between a city school and a school with a campus. Realizing which setting would be best for you is very important. If you want a college campus life, then look for a school with a defined campus perimeter. Many city schools lack both a defined campus and a campus life. Also, along with setting, the amount of attention students recieve is just as important as how strong the major programs are. I made the mistake of coming to a school with typically larger classes when I should have looked more into schools with more attention per student. However, I don't regret my choice, I just know now how I could have changed it.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best think about UPitt is the graduate studies program. There is a decent amount of trickle-down from graduate studies to undergrad, but in some departments there could be more. Research programs are very strong, as well.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A lot of middle class and upper middle class people attend Pitt. However, an increasing amount of adults and lower middle class students are entering as well. I think someone who is interested in changing the surroundings by offering more environmental concern and social diversity should attend Pitt to reshape the population.

Dorothy
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is famed for many different aspects including philosophy, medicine, engineering and more. It is a phenomenal stat...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is famed for many different aspects including philosophy, medicine, engineering and more. It is a phenomenal state school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Paying for college has become a greater issue for many students. I feel that a student should choose a school that he completely loves and adores. Money will come. If one's career and future life is not of great importance, then the school they select to attend perhaps will not matter so much. However if one is willing to work hard and diligently, then the money will come eventually. Choosing the right school is everything. It is your new life for four years; where you will learn about yourself, make friends for a lifetime, and prepare for the rest of your life. Take advantage of all the oppurtunities school will can offer; only then can you make the most of it.

Michelle
Describe the students at your school.

I am a bio major so all of my classes are huge; it's really hard to get to know people.

Describe the students at your school.

I am a bio major so all of my classes are huge; it's really hard to get to know people.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit the school before you send in your money

What's unique about your campus?

I love being in the city, but sometimes it can get a little scary.

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