« on: March 04, 2004, 03:12:42 PM »
To be honest, I can't tell you much. I live and work near the school now, and given what I want to do, they have clinics and certification programs that are perfect for me. they're inexpensive, the career services is great (very high placement rates, and if you go to the second floor of the law building, you can find tons of job postings.)
Financially, it makes sense because the tuition is low and the cost of living is really low here. There are a lot of law firms in Pittsburgh, with competitive starting salaries. In fact, hanging outside the career services office is a list of the top firms in the area and their starting salaries for first-year associates, and many of them are over 100,000. when you also consider what the cost of living is like here, those are some really nice salaries. a 150,000 home here is comparable to a 400,000+ home in the "suburbs" (40 minutes out) of DC.
student life...I don't know much about. it's not exactly the most exciting city for nightlife, but like any college campus, there are plenty of bars and restaurants around. Museums, symphonies, shows, etc are good. sports teams...make your own judgment.