The East End section of Pittsburgh (where Carnegie Mellon is located) is a popular are for city residents who like the activity of city life without the congestion of nine-to-fivers. Of course, as the location of several international colleges and universities, entertainment venues, the East End is a cultural and entertainment hub within the region.
Within the East End are four popular neighborhoods often selected by students as their temporary (and sometimes permanent!) home while attending grad school: Oakland, Schenley Park, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. These neighborhoods boast large older homes and newer apartment buildings, as well as thriving shopping districts that most students find convenient and affordable. Architecture buffs will enjoy the turn-of-the century detail of this area, which is set against a dramatic backdrop of verdant hills. Every May, the Pittsburgh Marathon winds its way through the city's best destinations, including the scenic East End.
Best of all, you can be anywhere in 15 minutes! The 100-acre Carnegie Mellon campus is situated just a few miles from downtown Pittsburgh and is bordered by Schenley Park, a favorite of runners, golfers and cyclists. You can play a round of golf, enjoy a run between classes or catch an outdoor movie on Flagstaff Hill just a few hundred yards from the school's doorstep.
A MSCF Year 1 "To Do" List