University of Pittsburgh
September 14, 2012

Pitt Ranks 12th Among U.S. Public Universities in “QS World University Rankings 2012”

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PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh was ranked 12th among U.S. public universities in the “QS World University Rankings 2012,” the latest edition of a ranking of the world’s top 700 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds, a global company that provides educational and career information and networking opportunities.

Among all public and private U.S. universities, Pitt rose to 30th from 38th in the 2011 ranking. Overall, Pitt placed 98th among all universities worldwide, up from 116th in 2011.

In the 2012 rankings, Pitt was joined in the top 12 public U.S. universities by the University of Michigan, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Washington, University of Texas at Austin, University of California-San Diego, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Purdue University.

Among all U.S. universities, Pitt placed ahead of the University of California-Davis, Pennsylvania State University, University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, Dartmouth College, University of Maryland-College Park, University of California-Santa Barbara, Rice University, Emory University, University of Virginia, and the University of Southern California.

According to Quacquarelli Symonds, the rankings are based on the opinions of 70,000 active academics and graduate recruiters, in addition to quantitative data on research impact, staff and student numbers, and the universities’ levels of internationalization.

The entire list can be found at http://qs-email.com/76R-YFOB-136R61-DBUGV-1/c.aspx.

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