Pitt remains in the top 150 universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020 released in June.
In the ranking of 1,000 universities across the globe, Pitt came in at 140th. The University has danced around that number for the past few years: 136 for 2019, 142 for 2018, and 145 for 2017. Among U.S. universities, Pitt ranks 37th.
The QS World University Rankings are based on research impact, academic standing, internationalization, student/staff ratio, graduate employability, and teaching capacity.
American universities claimed four of the five top spots and 13 of the top 25.
Leading the list for the eighth consecutive year was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by Stanford, Harvard, Oxford and California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
The University of Pennsylvania came in at 15th, Carnegie Mellon was 48th and Penn State was tied for 93rd.
Two other international schools tied Pitt for 140th — McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, and the University of Technology Sydney in Australia.
The QS World University Rankings also puts out subject-based scores, but they have not been updated for the 2020 listing yet. Pitt has maintained the top spot in philosophy since 2016.
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— Susan Jones