Sierra Magazine’s Cool Schools

In 2021, the University of Pittsburgh moved up 120 places to rank in Sierra Magazine’s Top 125 Cool Schools nationwide, based on continued sustainability advancements and our  2021 AASHE STARS Gold rating.

Published by Sierra Club, Sierra magazine was a ranking of America’s most sustainable colleges and universities since 2011. In 2021, “Cool Schools” designations were based on AASHE STARS documentation and an additional questionnaire; the Sierra Magazine Cool Schools designation will not continue past 2021.

Learn more about Sierra’s Cool Schools methodology.

Check out Pitt’s placement & the full 2021 Cool Schools list!