Hi all, congrats to everyone!
I think I'll be going to Pitt and loved the school from what I saw on my interview, but I'm a little wary of the city. I stopped by Wendy's after the interview and the guy at the counter looked at me and was like, "Wow, you speak English really good!" and as an Asian from Los Angeles, I was kind of in shock. I mean, I laughed it off and the guy seemed to be genuine in his compliment, but that would NEVER happen in LA.
So, although I love the school, I have this weird feeling about the city, like it's still in the dark ages in terms of race... I know I'm making rash judgments based on one encounter, so I'm hoping someone out there who knows the city well can dispel this sinking feeling I have about moving to Pittsburgh...!
Just wanted to say hello as a future member of the Pitt SOM class of 2013! I totally fell in love with Pitt at my interview and am really excited to be there for the next four years. I've never lived on the east coast (Californian born and raised) so I'm really looking forward to the change (never lived in snow before ). I'm pretty sure that I want to do the Global Health area of concentration, so if anyone has any feedback about that program, I'd be glad to hear about it.
Can't wait to meet my future classmates at revisit in April (which I believe is April 2-4).
Hey everyone. I wasn't able to go to second look. How was it? Was there any really important information that I need to know?
If there was it would be great if someone could PM me?
Question for current Pitt students: I haven't heard back from financial aid, but I think that I will either have to ask Pitt to expand the student budget for me or get private loans. I am married and will have two kids when I start, so the ~$17,000/yr student budget for cost of living probably won't hack it. Do you think I can get them to expand it, or am I stuck with private loans? Thanks.
I will probably talk to the Fin Aid department after I hear back about my award status.
Congrats Miss Doc!
I'm sure Ill be going to Pitt, but I have no idea where to live. My interview host lived in the Oak Hill Apartments in Oakland and their place was super nice/clean/big/cheap, but I've been told by several sources that Oakland is not a good place to live... so I dunno.
Are you considering that summer program?
So to all the current students out there, are there any annual formals/dances hosted by Pitt? Should I bring any dresses with me?
Also, what's the word on the Darragh Street Apartments? Do people generally like them? Thanks.
So are people doing Comcast or Verizon Fios or Verizon High Speed (is that just DSL?) for internet? I've been comparing packages, but I was wondering if anyone actually has any of these services yet, how they perform, and what they really cost. I'm from an area with Cox so I have no experience with these ISPs. Thanks!
Am I the only one that's not in Pittsburgh, yet? I saw the letter on the zone that recommends that we be there by August 2nd, but I'm not even leaving until August 3rd and arriving on August 6th or 7th.
Down to the wire!
Anyway, I'm excited to meet you all a week from Sunday! This is exciting and nerve racking at the same time.