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We’ve done it again: The University of Pittsburgh remains among the nation’s top 20 public colleges and universities, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Best Colleges rankings released today. The report also ranked Pitt No. 29 in its best colleges for veterans category, a rise from last year.
“It’s exciting to see that the U.S. News & World Report has — once again — recognized the University of Pittsburgh among the nation’s top public colleges and universities,” said Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. “I am proud of Pitt faculty, students and staff, who are both the source of this honor and the bold drivers of our mission, which is to create and leverage knowledge for society’s gain.”
Citing the essential role that nurses have played in the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time, the report includes a ranking of undergraduate nursing programs. Pitt’s Bachelor of Nursing degree is listed No. 7 among 694 schools. Several other Pitt programs are also listed in the top 100 nationally: business (No. 49), undergraduate engineering (No. 56) and computer science (No. 60). Overall, Pitt ranked No. 59.
Ranking methodology for 2022 changed, since many universities — including Pitt — adopted test-optional policies during the pandemic. Schools that reported ACT/SAT scores for at least 50% of new entrants this year received full credit; in previous years, the threshold was 75%.