Not surprisingly, what closely accompanies distinguished teachers are
distinguished student scholars. The University of Pittsburgh has a record as one of
this country's most consistent producers of top-performing undergraduates. Since 1995, Pitt undergraduates have won
three Rhodes Scholarships, six Marshall Scholarships, one Gates Cambridge Scholarship, five Truman Scholarhips, six
Udall Scholarships, one Churchill Scholarship, 35 Goldwater Scholarships, and one Mellon Humanities Fellowship.
Since 1974, the University of Pittsburgh has been a member of the prestigious
Association of American Universities (AAU),
an association which includes the 61 most prominent national research universities in North America. For four
of the past five years, Pitt has been placed in the 'Top Tier' of universities in The Top American Research Universities report,
placing us in the company of Berkeley, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, UCLA, and Wisconsin.
Some top research centers at Pitt include:
University Center for International Studies
University Center for Social and Urban Research
Learning Research and Development Center
Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
In its most recent review, The National Research Council (NRC), the most respected evaluator of academic
programs in the United States, has ranked a number of Pitt's programs among the best in their disciplines.
These include the University's
Department of Philosophy and the
Department of History and Philosophy of Science,
Pitt is ranked fifth among all U.S. universities in terms of competitive grants awarded to faculty by the National
Institutes of Health;
the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is ranked among the top business programs in the nation;
and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences offers a highly regarded speech and hearing science program.
Similar honors are credited to programs in writing, and music—the program that sponsors the nationally famous
Pitt Jazz Seminar.
The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) is cited as one of the premiere international
academic centers in the country by the Council of Learning. Three Pitt area studies programs are
designated National Resource Centers by the U.S. Department of Education. These UCIS programs include
Global, Latin American, and Russian and East European Studies. The Center for International Business
also shares this distinction.
Additionally, UCIS is home to certificate programs in African, Asian, European Union and West European Studies and
is one of just 10 European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States funded by European