University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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75%
of students recommend
(3.72 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 12 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

4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is an amazing law school. First, the school is very diverse and specifically tailors many programs and classes to student's needs and interests. The career services department is very hands-on in helping you find jobs and update and edit your resume and cover letter. In addition, there are many opportunities for networking and meeting judges and other legal professionals. The professors are also very hands-on in helping you reach your full potential. The professors encourage you to attend office hours and are always willing to stay after class to answer any questions are help you better understand the material. Also, living in Oakland/Pittsburgh is such an amazing experience. There is always something to do and great food to eat. In addition, Pittsburgh is a very bicycle-friendly town. There are bike lanes almost everywhere, making it easy to get to any part of the city.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Pitt Law offers a competitive environment which compares you for the legal market in the city of Pittsburgh. The extensive alumni network provides for many opportunities and gives you a one-up on students studying law at other schools nearby.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The program itself is great. The professors are all very qualified and very accessible whenever you have a question. My one gripe is that financial aid is not very generous and it makes it difficult to go to school, knowing a huge debt is hanging over my head. But besides this, I love the school and feel that I am getting a great legal education.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I thoroughly enjoy the JD program at Pitt Law (or, at least as thoroughly as one can in a JD program). I feel that the camaraderie between students is different from most other schools, and the support from your fellow students, teachers, and staff is without comparison. The network and reputation that Pitt Law has in the area, and beyond, has been amazing. As a summer intern, I currently have 3 law jobs that I'm working concurrently - and 2 of the 3 are direct results of the school's assistance. One the con side, however, the price is a little high. Last year, Pitt Law dropped in ranking, yet raised tuition by almost $1,000 from the year before. Now, I know that rankings aren't important outside of 1) incoming students who don't know any better, and 2) employers outside the region who don't know any better, but still - you can't lose rankings and truly justify a price hike. Their in-state tuition rate is now only a few thousand below Penn State University's tuition - and Pitt is a public school where PSU is a private school! Besides tuition, I have not seen any other negative to speak about in my 2 years at Pitt Law.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

I really like the school. Great professors and interesting classes. A lot of work
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Generally, professors are accessible. The career center is severely lacking in resources, opportunities, and networks in regards to students who plan to practice outside of the Pittsburgh area. More international opportunities besides Western Europe would draw an increase in interest from current and prospective students.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons of this program is that there are no scholarships or aid outside of getting loans. You can apply for outside scholarships, and I suggest that you do, as you pay the same as JD students. Pros, MSL and JD students really are not treated differently as far as the education goes. We get adviser and help with with job searches, etc. It is a great program, it's getting the law education without taking the LSAT or Bar exam, but also, if you are thinking of pursuing law as a JD candidate, you know what to expect. All in all, it is a great program, expensive, but worth it. If you are interested in law, but don't want to be a lawyer this degree helps enhance your undergrad degree. So go for it!
4.42 out of 5.0
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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.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel this graduate program does a very good job of supporting its students. The faculty is always there to help. The class's are highly advances and again student centered. They truly promote a student first learning environment.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

I think my rating accurately reflects the program. It is an expensive endeavor to attend Law School but Univ of Pitt uses resources to the fullest to support it's students and faculty.
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