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University of Pittsburgh Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
43%
Average Housing Costs
$10,950/ year
Poll
61%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.211 responses
Poll
71%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.371 responses

Food

Campus Food
B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,650/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 588 responses
Report
  • Restaurants on Forbes
    21%
  • Cathedral Cafe
    16%
  • Einstein's Bagels
    11%
  • WPU
    10%
  • Chick-Fil-A
    7%
  • Market
    7%
  • Five guys, the O
    7%
52%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.214 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 212 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    50%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    46%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    2%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    1%

Safety

Safety
C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
85%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.234 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 150 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    41%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    41%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    17%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    1%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 191 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    23%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    64%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    9%
  • Not very visible.
    4%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 341 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    11%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    71%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    18%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    0%
Men's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling, Baseball, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 262 responses
Report
  • The Oakland Zoo
    17%
  • Sweet Caroline
    17%
  • Hating Penn State
    13%
  • Instagramming a Picture of Cathy
    13%
  • The Panther
    13%
  • Hating West Virginia University
    7%
  • The University Seal
    4%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 220 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    4%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    49%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    39%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    2%
  • Parties? What parties?
    6%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Fireworks and Laser Show
    28%
  • Syllabus week
    23%
  • O-week
    17%
  • 500 weekend for Greeks
    15%
  • Halloween
    7%
  • Light up night
    6%
  • Bonfire
    5%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
10%
Women in Sororities
9%
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.269 responses
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