University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 268 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 28,664 (19,123 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 22% part-time, 78% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $23,140 in-state; $37,830 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

Terrible wireless. Bad IT. Otherwise an excellent school.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

The area surrounding the Pitt campus is filled with a variety of cultural neighborhoods and things to do, though the cuts in public transportation make it more hasslesome to get to some places without personal transportation. The academic environment is reasonably competitive and most of the classes I have taken were relevant and applicable to what I wanted to do. The workload is heavy, but not unreasonably so. I think financial aid could be boosted, but it is not the worst I have seen.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

My specific program within the School of Arts and Sciences is very small in faculty size, thus making the prospective research areas limited. On the contrary, since the faculty is so small in size, the professors are extremely dedicated to students' learning and professional progression.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: The program has great students and faculty who are always eager to help and provide assistance. The large amount of students gives rise to a lot of diverse projects, without the tension for competition. There are also many opportunities to see plays and musicals. There is always something to do! Cons: The research can be a bit quick paced.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro My program is great for people who work full time and are pursuing their MEd. Con Workload is sometimes unreasonable.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

Incerdible host of international students; magnificent mileu of multiculturalism!
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

Among the pros: oppurtinity to teach and do research, many seminars in different areas. Among the cons: sometimes the amount of work is too much, too many exams that might interfere and slow down research
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

Not enough oversight of the teaching assistants, although programs have been recently implemented to address this. There has also been an apparent unwillingness to send unprepared or undedicated students packing when they don't meet certain "strict" deadlines (like not passing preliminary exams within the first two years, for example).
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pittsburgh's psychology program is extremely interdisciplinary and a great place to be a graduate student.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2015

The program offers a composition and theory degree, but it needs to improve with its curriculum.
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