ok, im from pittsburgh. here's the scoop. its a good town, the night life is pretty good in certain areas, south side especially which is close to duq's campus. duq's campus is actually amazingly nice for how urban it is. pitt is in oakland and really doesnt have a campus, just a mishmash of buildings scattered around. oakland is safe at night, i dont know what that review is about. close to duq's campus is the hill district which is probably the worst neighborhood in pittsburgh, but its not directly next to it so there is no reason to go there unless your looking for some smack. the city is nice, and has some world class museums and sports facilities which people might not expect in a city like pittsburgh. getting around pittsburgh in a car isnt that tough, its not nyc. parking at duq, isnt easy and is something like 300 a semester to park in the garage. housing is cheaper than most cities, and thats what most people credit pittsburgh for being so wonderful for. its a good city with a low cost of living. as for prospects, i have heard from a lot of lawyers that duq is looked at as equal to pitt and the area is pretty much dominated attorney wise by duq and pitt grads.