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University of Pittsburgh

Address: 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (North Oakland)
Phone Number: 412/624-4141
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Ranked #20 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

With such regal looking buildings and structures around, this is a nice place to just walk about and take it all in.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My son goes to Pitt, and this is a great school in the heart of a town setting. Pitt is situated in Oakland, right next to the Medical Center, and very close to Carnegie Mellon University. A lot to do at this school. Guaranteed not to be bored.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice improvements, esp the housing options. Business school building and classrooms have expanded into the Oakland area more. Seems to have come up in the world reputation-wise and not just because of sports.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went in October and all of the trees were many colors. Also, I went to the cathedral and there, there are classrooms themed as many different cultures. They have an Egyptian classroom, Chinese, German, etc. It is amazing to see all of the different rooms that actually have students learning in them. Also, the campus is breath taking to... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

So much to see and do there. Parking is horrible, but there are some public ramps. Big charges, and some of them aren't open on weekends.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A spur-of-the-moment visit to Pitt on a gloriously beautiful fall afternoon for my eldest son's first college tour was a joy. We had a delightful young woman as our Pathfinder. She knew answers to all of our questions, shared insider tips that made my son feel like she was genuine, and helped us get a feel for how these college... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My son was visiting PItt, Duquesne and Bucknell on this college tour. Pitt, mostly because is his good friend did early admission there. After the tour, my son said PItt was in his top three and very close to the top! University of PIttsburgh feels more like a private school and than a state school.

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Bucks County PA
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My daughter felt safe, considering the 'urban' setting... definitely a serious consideration (if she can get in!)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I know this is no Ivy League but the campus does have some architecturally interesting buildings and nice green spaces. I came here for the Carnegie museum to be honest, but I found the campus alright and really appreciated the free wifi. There are a good range of places to eat too. As I said, it's no Ivy league, but... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you are looking for an excellent university in a metropolitan area, look no further. Pitt was very impressive, from the grounds to the buildings to the students we met.

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