Pitt Posts Strong Showing in 2010 U.S. News “Best Colleges” Ranking

Issue Date: 
August 26, 2009

cathedral-outline1In the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” listings—on newsstands Aug. 24 in its magazine format and also available Aug. 25 in its guidebook format—Pitt has maintained its top 20 ranking among the elite U.S. public national universities while posting solid numbers in other categories.

In the Best National Universities category, which comprises all U.S. universities, public and private, Pitt advanced from its ranking of 58 last year to 56 this year, tied with Boston University. And in the Great Schools, Great Prices category, which determines those national universities offering the best value, Pitt maintained its ranking of 6 among public institutions and 39 among all institutions.

In the Best Business Programs for undergraduates, Pitt held onto its 24th-place ranking among public universities and moved from 43rd place to 42nd among all universities, tied with Boston University, Tulane University, the University of Arkansas, the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and Virginia Tech. And in the category of Best Programs at Engineering Schools Whose Highest Degree Is a Doctorate, Pitt was ranked 29th among public universities, maintaining its ranking of 51 among all institutions, public and private, tied with the Colorado School of Mines, Dartmouth College, Drexel University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Finally, in the Best Baccalaureate Colleges-North category, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was ranked 8th among public institutions and moved up from a ranking of 33 last year to 28 this year among all institutions, public and private.