Pitt drops out of top 20 public universities in the U.S.


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The Cathedral of Learning.

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor

Pitt dropped out of the top 20 public universities in the 2022-23 rankings from the U.S. News & World Report. Schools are ranked based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, student selectivity and financial aid resources. 

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Pitt at #23 for public universities and #62 for national universities, tying with George Washington, Syracuse, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Virginia Tech. Both these rankings decreased from last year when Pitt came in at #20 in public universities and #59 in national universities. Pitt’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program also dropped from #7 to #15.

Penn State ranked #31 for public universities.

Pitt’s College of Business Administration jumped from #49 to #34 — moving up 15 places in the rankings. The School of Computing and Information’s undergraduate computer science program also rose from #60 to #54.