A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Pitt ranks in the very top cluster of U.S. public research universities, according to The Center for Measuring University Performance.
In 2018, for the second consecutive year, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings named Pitt as the best public university in the Northeastern United States.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Pitt to the magazine’s list of 100 best-value public colleges nationwide. The list, released in December 2017, marked the 13th consecutive year that Pitt was ranked as the top value among all public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.
Pitt rose from 15th to 12th among U.S. public universities and from 47th to 43rd internationally in the 2017 Center for World University Rankings, based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, influence, patents, scholarly citations, broad impact, and publications.
The School of Nursing, School of Education, and School of Medicine were among the Pitt schools highlighted in U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Oline Programs” and “Best Graduate Schools” rankings for 2017.
Pitt received INSIGHT Into Diversity’s 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization that identifies LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities, awarded Pitt a Campus Pride Index score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Pitt is included in the Princeton Review’s 2017 listing of The Best 381 Colleges, which features the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges.
The Princeton Review also included Pitt in the 2018 edition of its book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, a guide to the nation’s academically best and more affordable colleges that also have excellent records of alumni employment. And Pitt was among the institutions profiled in The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom.
Pitt is among only 16 institutions in the country to be named a top producer of both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs for the 2017-18 academic year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
Pitt is the world’s top university for philosophy, according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings. Pitt also was highly rated for nursing (No. 12) and medicine (No. 46).
Thomson Reuters ranked Pitt 30th on its list of the world’s 100 most innovative universities, based on such criteria as research output and patent filings.
College Factual has ranked Pitt as the best U.S. school to study health professions, based on graduates’ earnings, strength of academic majors, and the number and quality of other closely related majors on campus, program accredications, and overall institutional quality.
In its Guide to 353 Green Colleges, The Princeton Review has ranked Pitt among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada. Also, Sierra magazine named Pitt as one of America’s “Cool Schools” for its commitment to environmentalism.
Calling Pitt “a world class research university” with an “unwavering commitment to excellence,” a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation report in September 2012 reaccredited the University for a 10-year period, without qualification, the maximum permissible time for an extension of accreditation.