A Top Reputation

  • No. 1 for Philosophy

    Pitt is the world’s top university for philosophy, according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings by subject.

  • Among the World's Best

    Pitt ranks in the top 10 percent in teaching, the top 20 percent in research, and the top 10 percent in citations in the 2016 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the world’s top 800 universities.

  • Blue, Gold & Green

    The University’s steam plant on Carillo Street is one of the cleanest such heating plants in the United States. It’s one reason Sierra magazine named Pitt among America’s “Coolest Schools” for its commitment to environmentalism and why Pitt is recognized in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.

Best Colleges

Top 15%

Pitt was included in the Princeton Review’s most recent listing of The Best 380 Colleges, which featured the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges.

Global Reach

Top 5%

U.S. News & World Report ranks Pitt among the top 5 percent in its list of best global universities, based on data from 750 universities worldwide.

Pitt consistently ranks in the top 25 among U.S. public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” listing, and Pitt graduate schools and programs perennially earn high grades in U.S. News’ “Best Grad Schools” rankings. 

For the 11th consecutive year (2016), Kiplinger's ranks Pitt as the top value among all public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.

Pitt ranks in the top 10 percent in teaching, the top 20 percent in research, and the top 10 percent in citations in the 2016 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the world’s top 800 universities.

Thomson Reuters ranked Pitt 30th on its list of the world's 100 most innovative universities in 2015, based on such criteria as reseach output and patent filings.

U.S. News ranks Pitt 47th on its list of the best global universities based on data collected from 750 universities worldwide.

U.S. News names Pitt’s Bradford, Greensburg, and Johnstown campuses among the best baccalaureate colleges in the Northern United States.

In 2015, College Factual ranked Pitt among the best U.S. schools at which to study health professions, based on graduates’ earnings, strength of academic majors, number and quality of other closely related majors on campus, program accreditations, and overall institutional quality.

Pitt was recognized for the fourth straight year in the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges, earning a score of 90 out of a possible 99 points.

In the University category, Pitt placed first in the Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge.

Victory Media named Pitt a 2016 Military Friendly School, a designation that recognizes the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to ensure the success of veterans, both in the classroom and after graduation. 

Pitt ranked No. 28 in the world among 2,000 colleges and universities for the quality and quantity of its scholarly publications, according to 2014-15 statistics released by the University Ranking by Academic Performance Research Laboratory. Pitt placed 19th nationally and 9th among U.S. public universities.