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I have been doing a lot of research about this school. I just recently took a visit, and it's my first choice at the moment, however I found a site, Students Review, the other day and I was taken aback. I just searched "University of Pittsburgh ratings" in Google.
The stat was that 54% of the students would choose not to return to UP? I have really liked what I've seen of this school, and read a lot of posts on this forum, and everyone seems to truly like it here. This is one if not the worst rating of all the schools I'm looking at (In terms of students liking it). Is there a reason for this? I realize that there will always be the people who are unlucky and have some bad experiences, or are not city people, but when 54% say they would not want to go back... that seems terrible. Most complaints come from lack of security around campus, that it's overcrowded, and that the educational quality is poor. I know Pitt has its weaknesses, but do these people not realize it's in the city? And I think I'm right that the education you get depends on what you take. Pitt has some great classes and some not so great ones.
I don't mean to scare anyone else from going to Pitt. Everything else, to me, seems phenomenal. It's just a little surprising after reading everything here.
*On a side note, am I OK to post things about Students Review here? If not I apologize. It censors my link when I try to post it.