University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

PittMed is a great school that is connected very well with the medical community worldwide.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Pitt Law is a very well balanced school. They seem to leverage their alumni network to attempt to help their students succeed. Where they fail, however, is adequately preparing their students for testing. The teachers seem to assume that everyone has taken law school exams before and that throws a lot of people off, starting with their first semester. Overall, however, I feel that my choice to come to Pitt Law was a good one. I think that, outside of the classroom, I have a great opportunity to get ahead in the legal field as a Pitt Law grad.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2015

There are a lot of resources available to students in the form of faculty and staff. The people here are friendly and knowledgeable, and my classmates are some of the most intelligent people I have ever met. The quality of the education is beyond what I could have asked for and the school itself is always seeking to improve the curriculum and way it is ran.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

GSPIA is great for international affairs but for public admin, I suggest researching other options.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Pittsburgh offers a very prestigious and rigorous program in the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics. This rising field is becoming more important with the rise in health related and combat related amputations and deformities. The University of Pittsburgh is a top choice for education quality and will introduce me into the work force with a solid foundation of prestige, work ethic, and a competitive edge. As family is one of the most important things to me, the only con of attending the University of Pittsburgh is the distance separating me from my family while I attend school.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a great program that really challenges you, and it really encourages students to go beyond the roles of the typical pharmacist. However, the program is not very diverse, and there is not much financial aid to go around.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

The Clinical Nurse Leader program at the University of Pittsburgh is very competitive and prestigious. Once accepted, I immediately felt welcome into a community of nurses that make student success a mission. I cannot thoroughly comment on questions related to the campus or diversity as I am an online student.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: I am in the Cognitive Psychology program and have been well-supported by the faculty I work with on various projects, as well as my peers and colleagues in the lab. There is a heavy focus on preparing the necessary research skills (research conceptualization, data collection, analyses, writing, etc.) and research experience. Many professors focus on publications and conference presentations, which serve students well when they apply for future positions. Students are generally fully funded through a GSR or TA position. Cons: Because there is a focus on paper and conference submissions, I have often found myself juggling different projects with relatively heavy work loads. While this might feel like a negative thing some days, it also prepares me to understand how to work across different projects, how to organize my work, and how to draw appropriate boundaries in my academic life.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Bioengineering program at UPitt. The program consistently ranks among the top programs in the country and offers excellent research opportunities to work with top researchers in the field. Pittsburgh offers a small city experience without the bustle of larger cities. The area of the school is safe and fairly affordable. One challenge that is facing many labs is a lack of funding due to austerity measures enacted by the federal government.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

There needs to be more aid or scholarships available to students to defer the cost. Pittsburgh is a relatively inexpensive city to live and as a result makes the school more affordable.
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