Pitt lands at 43rd on best global universities rankings

Pitt ranks 43rd in the latest U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings, announced late last month.

Topping the list were Harvard, MIT, Stanford, University of California–Berkeley and Oxford in England.

Pitt tied with McGill University in Montreal and University of Colorado–Boulder with a global score of 74.1 out of 100. Pitt was ranked 49th last year and 47th in 2016.

Several Pitt programs ranked in the top 50 in the U.S. News rankings, including Clinical Medicine, which ranked 16th, tied with University College London and just ahead of Yale University.

Other programs in the top 50:

  • Psychiatry/psychology (15)
  • Neuroscience and behavior (25)
  • Arts & Humanities (41)
  • Pharmacology and toxicology (41)
  • Immunology (42)
  • Biology and biochemistry (49)

The study rated 1,250 university from the U.S. and 60 other countries using 13 indicators, with nine of the categories related to publications and citations. Pitt scored highest on total citations and number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited, each with a rank of 28th. The lowest rankings were for international collaboration (671st) and percentage of total publications with international collaboration (807th).

The greatest weight, 12.5 percent each, was given to global research reputation and regional research reputation, in which Pitt was 72nd and 38th, respectively.

In case you were wondering, overall Penn State ranked 71st and Carnegie Mellon was 81st. The University of Pennsylvania was the highest-ranked college in the state at 16th.

The only other ACC schools in the top 100 were Duke (22) and Georgia Tech (69).