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Thursday, September 30, 2010

U.S. News World's Best Universities Rankings

US News U.S. News & World Report has released its third annual World's Best Universities rankings, based on the 2010 QS World University Rankings, developed by QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The methodology is:
  • 40%:  academic peer reputation (15,050 responses)
  • 20%:  citations per faculty member
  • 20%:  student-faculty ratio
  • 10%:  employer survey (5007 responses)
  • 5%:    proportion of international faculty
  • 5%:    proportion of international students

Here are the Top 50 World's Best Universities, along with their ranking in the Times Higher Education  seventh annual World University Rankings released earlier this month:

US News Rank

Score

School

THE Rank

1

100

University of Cambridge

6

2

99.2

Harvard University

1

3

98.7

Yale University

10

4

98.5

University College London

22

5

98.0

MIT

3

6

98.2

University of Oxford

6

7

97.8

Imperial College London

9

8

97.5

University of Chicago

12

9

96.5

Cal-Tech

2

10

96.0

Princeton University

5

11

96.0

Columbia University

18

12

96.0

University of Pennsylvania

19

13

93.6

Stanford University

4

14

92.3

Duke University

24

15

92.2

University of Michigan

15

16

90.4

Cornell University

14

17

89.7

Johns Hopkins University

13

18

89.3

McGill University

35

19

89.3

Swiss Institute of Technology

15

20

88.6

Australian  National University

43

21

88.5

Kings College London

n/r

22

88.0

University of Edinburgh

40

23

87.3

University of Hong Kong

21

24

86.8

University of Tokyo

26

25

85.9

Kyoto University

57

26

86.4

Northwestern University

25

27

85.3

University of Bristol

68

28

85.2

University of California, Berkeley

8

29

84.3

University of Toronto

17

30

83.4

University of Manchester

87

31

82.8

National University of Singapore

34

32

82.3

École Polytechnique, Lausanne

48

33

82.1

École Normale Supérieure, Paris

42

34

81.9

Carnegie Mellon University

20

35

81.5

UCLA

11

36

81.3

École Polytechnique, Paris Tech

39

37

81.3

University of Sydney

n/r

38

80.6

University of Melbourne

36

39

80.5

Brown university

55

40

78.7

Hong Kong University of Science

41

41

78.5

New York University

60

42

77.9

Chinese University of Hong Kong

n/r

43

77.6

University of Queensland

81

44

77.4

University of British Columbia

30

45

76.8

University of Copenhagen

177

46

76.7

University of New South Wales

n/r

47

76.4

Peking University

37

48

76.3

University of Wisconsin

43

49

76.2

Osaka University

130

50

76.1

Seoul National University

109

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May I suggest a modest change to the "Taxprof and University Rankings" Blog?

Posted by: mike livingston | Sep 30, 2010 6:28:56 AM