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Pittsburgh Technical Institute Reviews

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  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The only reason I give this a 1 star is because I, myself, have not eaten in the school cafeteria yet. I'm not sure how to rate the food, but from what I hear everyone else say they really like it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is incredibly fun. When you contact your roommates ahead of time, and learn a little bit more about them before you move in, helps ease some of the tension once you meet them face-to-face. PTI always has events going on, not only on the on-campus apartments but also the off-campus. Events held at the school offer transportation from off-campus so that all the students can participate.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes you take will be difficult, for example Critical Thinking. It really puts your mind to the test. Once again, asking the teacher for help or to further explain something could make all the difference in the world. The Graphic Design and Multimedia students will definitely be pushed to the limit with designing new and amazing things. Its the creativity in those majors that make the projects difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Best believe you will be put straight to work! When completing your classes, always make sure you have your work done. Spend lots of time out of class doing your projects or essays. Study hard and vigorously for the tests. If you ever have any trouble with attending a class or trouble with a project, do not be afraid to contact the teachers. They will help you.

    In three sentences

    It is an incredible, hands on technical school that really gives you the one-on-one help students deserve. The school is very open and welcoming with its students and has amazing opportunities for students to participate in, on and off-campus. PTI is an amazing opportunity of a college that shouldn't be missed!

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Top-Notch, security is ready to stand up to any call or threat that may befall on anyone.

    Greek Life

    Although there is no organised Greek groups there is some cliches' here

    Clubs and Activities

    none to report

    Great for these types of students

    Great for persons look for anything medical,nursing, computer-based, criminal justice, hospitality, and so it goes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    I'm going to put my God hold for just a second to say Jesus Christ is this school expensive!

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of activities are hear at PTI! Dodge ball, Humans Vs. Zombies, and more! There is even individual activities at the off/on-campus housing locations.

    Food and Dining

    I have always ate at home but a friend offered me to the cafe' and its not your typical high school meal that's shipped in from some country-side factory, here its all made in the kitchen! I had this quality slice of pizza that filled me moderately and my pal didn't care to buy me another because it was fairly priced. Yum!

    Dorm Life

    I currently live off-campus at Westpointe housing in building 1000. Life here overall is great from want I've seen but there is a few things I'd like to point out. Each hallway here seems to have its own little scent them from cigarettes to an elegant minty breeze. Also, when you do Laundry then dryer don't seem to do their job very well and often you must dry a load twice.

    Academic Rigor

    The first quarter in the program (CAD) I'm taking was a cake walk, when finals came in the end, then was no time to slack off! I even lost sleep due to this but all I needed was time to myself to complete them and pulled through fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    none

    In three sentences

    A very expensive technical school but rather tidy, friendly, and reliable.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Game room, sports, and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Good food for the price paid.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean and you have a choice between sharing a room or having your own room. Parties and activities are always happing on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are program based few general education classes. If you spend you time wisely you should have no problem getting an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a problem ask for help the teachers are there to help you. If you need a job or help finding one go to Career Services.

    In three sentences

    The Staff helps their students with any type of problems they have. Housing helps to make students conformable while the students are away from home. Great opportunities for employment.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Everything is close by: mall, restaurants, ect.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great and affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challengeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and pick the major that's right for you.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. The teachers go out of there way to help you. It is local and close to home.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    PTI is located near Robinson so there is always things to do. The school is always sponsoring events that students can go to. In addition to that PTI has a basketball court and a volleyball court the students can use at any time.

    Food and Dining

    You have to cook your own meals. That is only because PTI doesn't offer any type of meal plan. PTI does have a cafeteria but its way over priced.

    Dorm Life

    There are always actives to do that each dorm host. If you live on campus you have the possibility of you getting your own room. Each place is set up like you are living in your own apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    PTI is always testing you on your knowledge. PTI has tutoring available to the students at no additional cost. The teachers also work one on one with you to ensure that you get the material needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to cook before coming here. Make sure you know for sure that this is the field that you want to purse. Also get involved in some of the school actives.

    In three sentences

    PTI has a great job placement program. They are great in dealing with students. The class size is small so that way the teacher will interact with you one on one.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have the motivation to do the work. it may be fun but it is most deffenantly some work.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great school. I had a wonderful time and all of the staff were nice and very helpful.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The best in Pittsburgh from what I am told

    Greek Life

    I am not sure there are any Frat or Sorority houses...

    Clubs and Activities

    PTI has so many great things to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    PTI is great for new students fresh out of high school or for people like me that are looking to change careers. In my online classes I have one woman that is in her 60's!! It's Awesome!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Humans Vs. Zombies is amazingly fun!

    Bang for the buck

    All of my books and anything else I need for my online classes is provided in my tuition.

    What to do for fun

    The school is loaded with super fun activities throughout the year. They have a Halloween Bash, Luau, Humans Vs. Zombies game, Softball, Volleyball and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    I honestly can't give a review for this one

    Dorm Life

    I am an online learner but from the posts I see on the school's fb page I would live on campus if I could!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken so far have been great. I am learning a lot about my field of study, and the professors are very helpful

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Study Study. Utilize your professors, that is why they are there. They want to help you pass their classes. Online or on campuse you will have a great experience at PTI

    In three sentences

    I am a current online student at PTI. The online classes are GREAT! The professors are very helpful and they are willing to take the time to meet with you in an online classroom after class or at anytime if you are having any trouble. At PTI they are all about helping you be a success in your future.