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September 15, 2016

Pitt named in Princeton Review best colleges compilation

The University is included in the Princeton Review’s 2017 listing of The Best 381 Colleges. The schools featured in The Best 381 Colleges comprise the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges in the nation.

In addition, the University’s Bradford, Johnstown and Pittsburgh campuses are among 228 Best Northeastern colleges in the publication’s 2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region listing.

According to the Princeton Review, the school profiles in the publication include admission and financial aid information plus ratings of the schools in academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life, green, professors interesting and professors accessible.

The rating scores are based primarily on data from the education services company’s surveys of administrators at the colleges in 2015-16.
The publication, which does not rank the schools in hierarchical order, also includes ranking lists that are based on surveys of 143,000 students at the 381 best schools.

The Pittsburgh campus also appeared on two of the publication’s 62 annual college rankings lists, which are based on student surveys in the areas of academics/administration, quality of life, politics, campus life, town life, social life, extracurriculars, social scene and school type. The top 20 schools in each category are ranked.

In the 2017 survey the Pittsburgh campus ranked No. 6 on the “college city gets high marks” category, based on students’ responses to “How do you rate the city or town where your school is located?”

The Pittsburgh campus ranked No. 17 on the “professors get low marks” category, based on students’ responses to the question “Are your instructors good teachers?”

The rankings can be viewed at

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