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University Performance – US still dominates

Says BBC

Four of the top 10 are British and the rest American. Harvard is top and Yale, Oxford and Cambridge joint second.

University College London breaks into the top 10 for the first time and Imperial College London rises to fifth.

The annual survey by the Times Higher Education Supplement and careers and education group QS ranks according to factors including academics’ opinions.

University College London rose from 25th position last year to ninth.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was joint fourth last year but falls to 10th place, while Stanford falls from sixth position to 19th.

Another US university which tumbles in the rankings is the University of California, Berkeley. It was rated eighth last year but drops to 22nd place this year.

Asia

The rankings are based on a number of factors including the opinions of academics and of companies employing graduates, international student and staff numbers, and research.

The managing director of QS, Nunzio Quacquarelli, said the rankings recognised the quality of education that UK universities offer.

He said: “In an environment of increasing student mobility, the UK is putting itself forward as a top choice for students worldwide.

They are taking a closer look at the quality of faculty, international diversity and, of course, the education they will receive there.”

Asian universities improved their standing but European institutions outside of the UK fell back, the survey said.

Last year there were 41 European universities in the top 100, but in this year’s table there are 35.

The president of Universities UK, Professor Rick Trainor, said: “As this table shows, the world standing of UK higher education is at the very top.

“This is due to the high quality of our research and teaching.

“Our competitors are increasingly marketing themselves more aggressively so it is vital that the UK remains among the foremost destinations for international students and staff.”

The Top 10 in full is:

1 Harvard University (US)
2 University of Cambridge (UK)
2 University of Oxford (UK)
2 Yale University (US)
5 Imperial College London (UK)
6 Princeton University (US)
7 California Institute of Technology (US)
7 University of Chicago (US)
9 University College London (UK)
10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

Story from BBC NEWS

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Rankings of Different Programs

(To properly view the table click the header)

* NRC, * US News, * Gourman

Name of University Physics Chemistry Economics General Psychology General English Language & Literature
MIT 4, *, 5 5, *, 4 3, *, 2 *, *, * *, *, *
Stanford 9, *, 7 4, *, 6 4, *, 5 *, *, 1 6, *, 7
Univ of CA-Berkeley 4, *, 6 1, *, 2 7, *, 7 *, *, 7 2, *, 2
UIUC 8, *, 9 8, *, 7 28, *, 28 *, *, 8 28, *, 27
GTECH 62, *, * 64, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of MI- Ann Arbor 19, *, 14 35, *, 36 13, *, 13 *, *, 4 16, *, 16
CALTECH 5, *, 2 2, *, 3 19, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
USC 50, *, * 40, *, * 40, *, 40 *, *, 37 25, *, *
Purdue-West Lafayette 31, *, 30 24, *, 22 51, *, * *, *, 28 57, *,
Austin 11, *, 16 13, *, 15 31, *, 31 *, *, 19 21, *, 21
Carnegie Mellon Univ 28, *, 29 74, *, * *, *, * *, *, 12 52, *, *
Cornell Univ 6, *, 3 6, *, 10 18, *, 17 *, *, 21 7, *, 6
Univ of CA-San Diego 16, *, 18 19, *, 19 16, *, 19 *, *, 11 37, *, 36
TAMU 48, *, * 15, *, 18 34, *, 33 *, *, * 56, *, *
Univ of WI- Madison 21, *, 22 10, *, 11 15, *, 16 *, *, 16 22, *, 22
Univ of MD- College Park 18, *, 19 53, *, * 20, *, 20 *, *, * 41, *, *
Harvard 1, *, 1 4, *, 1 2, *, 3 *, *, 6 2, *, 3
Princeton 2, *, 4 20, *, 13 5, *, 4 *, *, 15 13, *, 12
Northwestern 37, *, 35 14, *, 12 9, *, 9 *, *, 25 29, *, 28
UCLA 15, *, 15 10, *, 8 11, *, 11 *, *, 9 12, *, 13
Penn State 55, *, * 19, *, 21 45, *, * *, *, 24 42, *, *
JHU 29, *, 27 27, *, * 32, *, 32 *, *, 26 11, *, 11
Univ of MN- Twin Cities 23, *, 24 21, *, 23 10, *, * *, *, 5 36, *, 35
Ohio State 24, *, 28 22, *, 17 34, *, 35 *, *, 27 33, *, 33
Univ of CA- Santa Barbara 10, *, 12 33, *, 35 49, *, * *, *, * 35, *, 34
Columbia Univ (Fu Foundation) 12, *, 10 7, *, 5 12, *, 12 *, *, 14 9, *, 8
Univ of Fl *, *, 38 30, *, 29 41, *, 39 *, *, 40 39, *, *
VTech 71, *, * 67, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of Pennsylvania 17, *, 13 25, *, 25 8, *, 8 *, *, 3 9, *, 9
Univ of Washington 14, *, 17 29, *, 30 26, *, 27 *, *, 20 23, *, 23
Rice 43, *, 41 29, *, 28 *, *, * *, *, * 53, *, *
NCSU 51, *, * 81, *, * 42, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Duke 43, *, 39 44, *, * 22, *, 22 *, *, 29 6, *, 4
Rensselaer Polytehnic 69, *, * 82, *, * 103, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Washington Univ in St. Louis 52, *, * 55, *, * 29, *, 29 *, *, * 50, *, *
Univ of CA- Davis 67, *, * 48, *, * 38, *, 37 *, *, * 48, *, *
Univ of CO- Boulder 38, *, 33 42, *, * 55, *, * *, *, 22 52, *, *
Case Western Reserve 65, *, * 71, *, * *, *, * *, *, * 91, *, *
Iowa State 50, *, * 26, *, 16 37, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of Virginia 46, *, * 43, *, * 24, *, 25 *, *, 18 4, *, 5
Lehigh 98, *, * 84, *, * 89, *, * *, *, * 114, *, *
Yale 13, *, 11 12, *, 14 6, *, 6 *, *, 2 1, *, 1
Rutgers 20, *, 23 60, *, * 52, *, * *, *, 32 17, *, 17
Dartmouth 84, *, * 54, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of Delaware 74, *, * 73, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of Rochester 25, *, 25 32, *, 34 14, *, 15 *, *, 30 46, *, *
Brown 27, *, 26 56, *, * 23, *, 23 *, *, 23 14, *, 15
Univ of CA- Irvine 34, *, 32 36, *, 37 *, *, * *, *, 38 15, *, 14
Univ of MA- Amherst 64, *, * 58, *, * 51, *, * *, *, 39 41, *, *
Boston 39, *, 37 89, *, * 21, *, 21 *, *, * 38, *, 37
Univ of AZ 46, *, * *, *, * 37, *, 36 *, *, * 58, *, *
Univ of Iowa 73, *, * 76, *, * 30, *, 30 *, *, 33 45, *, *
Univ of Notre Dame 56, *, * 62, *, 38 82, *, * *, *, * 63, *, 29
Univ of Pittsburgh 40, *, 40 34, *, 32 34, *, 34 *, *, * 27, *, 25
Vanderbilt 58, *, * 86, *, * 48, *, * *, *, 25 31, *, 30
ASU 70, *, * 69, *, * 67, *, * *, *, * 79, *, *
CO State 105, *, * 37, *, * 100, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
MI State 32, *, 31 39, *, 39 27, *, 26 *, *, * 60, *, *
Drexel 81, *, * 118, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Ill Institute of Tech. 88, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ at Buffalo 108, *, * 57, *, * 58, *, * *, *, * 27, *, 26
Univ of Illinois, Chicago 88, *, * 63, *, * 71, *, * *, *, * 64, *, *
Northeastern 66, *, * 105, *, * 107, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
SUNY -Stony Brook 23, *, 21 46, *, * 39, *, 38 *, *, 31 49, *, *
Syracuse 58, *, * 60, *, * 56, *, * *, *, * 76, *, *
Univ of Utah 58, *, * 32, *, 31 90, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
CO School of Mines 107, *, * 159, *, * 104, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of Cincinnati 102, *, * 72, *, * 97, *, * *, *, * 109, *, *
University of NM *, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Oklahoma State 121, *, * 100, *, * 86, *, * *, *, * 122, *, *
Univ of CT 102, *, * 85, *, * 84, *, * *, *, * 82, *, *
Univ of NC- Chapel Hill 54, *, * 17, *, 16 25, *, 24 *, *, 24 24, *, 24
MI Tech 139, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of Missouri, Rolla 124, *, * 111, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Clemson *, *, * 94, *, * 75, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Mississippi State *, *, * 159, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Polytechnic Univ 126, *, * 109, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of Central Fl *, *, * *, *, * 36, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Auburn 128, *, * 123, *, * 74, *, * *, *, * 93, *, *
NJIT *, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Univ of CA- Riverside 70, *, * 70, *, * 71, *, * *, *, * 35, *, *
Univ of Houston 62, *, * 50, *, * 57, *, * *, *, * 88, *, *
Oregon State 76, *, * 61, *, 40 *, *, * *, *, * *, *, *
Tufts 77, *, * 137, *, * *, *, * *, *, * 70, *, *

A New Approach to Rankings of Engineering and Computer Science Programs

University

CS

Aerospace Eng

Chemical Eng

Civil Eng

Electrical Eng

Mechanical Eng

Industrial Eng

MIT

2, 1, 1

2, 1, 2

2, 1, 2

1, 3, 2

2, 1, 2

2, 1, 1

*, *, *

Stanford

1, 1, 2

3, 2, 3

7, 6, 5

3, 8, 5

1, 3, 1

8, 4, 2

7, 9, 7

Univ of CA Berkeley

3, 1, 4

*, *, *

3, 3, 4

2, 1, 1

4, 2, 4

3, 3, 3

2, 4, 2

Urbana Champaign

8, 5, 8

14, 8, 14

5, 9, 8

5, 2, 3

3, 3, 3

9, 5, 9

13, *, 13

GATECH

32, 12, 33

9, 3, 9

31, *, 31

*, 5, 17

13, 7, 13

18, 6, 17

1, 1, 1

Ann Arbor

21, 14, 20

5, 3, 5

18, *, 16

10, 6, 10

6, 5, 7

5, 2, 5

4, 2, 4

CALTECH

12, 10, 12

1, 3, 1

6, 4, 3

7, *, 4

5, 6, 5

4, 8, 4

*, *, *

USC

20, 27, 21

*, *, *

57, *, *

*, *, *

11, 20, 10

57, *, *

22, *, 21

Purdue West Lafayette

26, 20, 26

7, 6, 7

16, *, 15

11, 7, 11

8, 9, 8

11, 7, 10

3, 3, 3

Austin

7, 7, 7

8, 7, 8

10, 7, 10

4, 4, 6

14, 11, 14

15, 11, 15

*, *, *

Carnegie Mellon

4, 1, 3

*, *, *

12, *, 12

12, *, 12

12, 10, 12

19, 13, 19

*, *, *

Cornell

5, 6, 5

6, 10, 6

13, *, 13

6, 9, 7

7, 8, 6

7, 10, 7

*, *, *

Univ of CA, San Diego

23, 20, 25

11, *, 10

*, *, *

*, *, *

20, 14, 20

10, 17, 11

*, *, *

TAMU

63, 49, *

18, *, 17

37, *, 36

*, *, 19

32, 17, 32

28, 18, 28

*, 6, 5

Univ of WI Madison

10, 10, 11

*, *, *

4, 5, 7

*, *, 21

16, 14, 16

21, 15, 21

10, 10, 9

Univ of MD College Park

16, 12, 16

20, *, 20

52, *, *

*, *, 36

17, 20, 17

34, *, 32

*, *, *

Harvard

11, *, 10

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Princeton

6, 9, 6

4, 8, 4

9, 10, 9

8, *, 9

9, 12, 9

6, 12, 6

*, *, *

Northwestern

38, 35, 38

*, *, *

15, *, 14

9, 10, 8

39, *, *

12, 16, 13

6, 7, 6

UCLA

15, 14, 14

11, *, 11

39, *, *

*, *, 20

11, 13, 11

14, 22, 16

*, *, *

Penn State Univ Park

55, 35, *

18, *, 18

23, *, 24

*, *, 29

29, 20, 28

17, 14, 18

9, 4, 8

Johns Hopkins

37, 28, 36

*, *, *

36, *, 35

*, *, 15

34, *, 34

48, *, *

*, *, *

Unive of MN Twin Cities

47, 35, 22

12, *, 12

*, 2, 1

13, *, 13

18, *, 18

8, 9, 8

*, *, 10*

Ohio State

39, 35, 39

24, *, 25

41, *, *

*, *, 38

22, *, 22

25, 18, 25

12, *, 12

Univ of CA Santa Barbara

49, 49, *

*, *, *

14, *, 18

*, *, *

19, *, 19

40, *, *

*, *, *

Columbia (Fu Foundation)

23, 20, 22

*, *, *

56, *, *

*, *, 17

15, *, 15

30, 29, 29

*, *, *

Univ of Fl

46, 47, *

27, *, 27

34, *, 33

*, *, 35

31, *, 31

52, *, *

19, *, 19

VTECH

66, 35, *

15, *, 15

42, *, *

*, *, 39

27, *, 27

30, 21, 30

8, 8, 10

Univ of Pennsylvania

25, 17, 24

*, *, *

11, *, 11

*, *, *

41, *, *

22, *, 22

*, *, *

Univ of WA Seattle

9, 7, 9

19, *, 19

20, *, 19

14, *, 14

25, 19, 25

8, *, 33

*, *, *

Rice Univ

19, 17, 19

*, *, *

22, *, 22

*, *, 22

26, 20, 26

28, *, 27

*, *, *

NC State Univ

60, 49, *

16, *, 16

25, *, 26

*, *, 40

21, 17, 21

24, 22, 24

11, *, 11

Duke Univ

28, 20, 28

*, *, *

84, *, *

*, *, 16

55, *, *

41, *, *

*, *, *

Rensselaer Polytehnic

49, 49, *

22, *, 22

36, *, 34

*, *, 33

23, 17, 23

16, 18, 14

14, *, 14

Washington Univ in St. Louis

52, 35, *

*, *, *

38, *, *

*, *, *

37, *, *

55, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of CA Davis

58, 35, *

*, *, *

28, *, 27

*, *, 16

33, *, 33

26, *, 26

*, *, *

Univ of CO Boulder

41, 35, 40

13, *, 13

26, *, 25

*, *, 23

37, *, *

51, *, *

*, *, *

Case Western Reserve

68, 67, *

*, *, *

46, *, *

*, *, *

42, *, *

21, *, 20

*, *, *

Iowa State

78, 60, *

22, *, 21

33, *, 32

*, *, *

52, *, *

46, *, *

21, *, 22

Univ of Virginia

35, 27, 35

*, *, *

31, *, 37

*, *, 37

55, *, *

40, *, *

*, *, *

Lehigh

96, *, *

*, *, *

27, *, 29

*, *, 18

67, *, *

23, *, 23

15, *, 15

Yale

15, 25, 15

*, *, *

33, *, 30

*, *, *

31, *, 30

*, *, *

*, *, *

Rutgers, New Brunswick

27, 28, 27

*, *, *

43, *, *

*, *, *

50, *, *

31, *, 31

*, *, *

Dartmouth

56, 47, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Delaware

*, 60, *

*, *, *

8, 8, 6

*, *, *

79, *, *

48, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Rochester

30, 35, 29

*, *, *

40, *, *

*, *, *

47, *, *

58, *, *

*, *, *

Brown

13, 14, 13

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

35, *, 35

13, 12, 12

*, *, *

Univ of CA Irvine

34, 28, 34

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, 32

47, *, *

34, *, 36

*, *, *

Univ of MA Amherst

18, 25, 17

*, *, *

22, *, 21

*, *, *

29, 29, 29

61, *, *

25, *, 27

Boston Univ

58, 60, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

83, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Arizona

33, 35, 32

*, *, *

79, *, *

*, *, 31

40, *, *

34, *, 35

*, *, *

Univ of Iowa

62, 60, *

*, *, *

67, *, *

*, *, 28

53, *, *

54, *, *

24, *, 24

Univ of Notre Dame

*, *, *

25, *, 24

24, *, 17

*, *, 34

45, *, *

37, *, 34

*, *, *

Univ of Pitts

43, 49, *

*, *, *

44, *, *

*, *, *

63, *, *

69, *, *

23, *, 23

Vanderbilt

73, 60, *

*, *, *

76, *, *

*, *, *

71, *, *

73, *, *

*, *, *

Arizona State

61, 55, *

*, *, *

64, *, *

*, *, *

37, *, *

37, *, *

17, *, 17

Colorado State

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, 14

61, *, *

65, *, *

*, *, *

Michigan State

53, 49, *

*, *, *

45, *, *

*, *, *

44, *, *

43, *, *

*, *, *

Drexel

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

48, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Ill Inst of Tech

91, *, *

*, *, *

48, *, *

*, *, *

84, *, *

44, *, *

*, *, *

Univ at Buffalo

58, 55, 30

29, *, 28

29, *, 28

*, *, 30

61, *, *

40, *, *

18, *, 18

Univ of Illinois

51, 55, *

*, *, *

61, *, *

*, *, *

65, *, *

45, *, *

*, *, *

Northeastern

*, 67, *

*, *, *

89, *, *

*, *, *

66, *, *

89, *, *

30, *, *

Stony Brook

31, 28, 31

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

58, *, *

54, *, *

*, *, *

Syracuse

44, 55, *

*, *, *

48, *, *

*, *, *

49, *, *

89, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Utah

41, 28, 41

*, *, *

53, *, *

*, *, *

43, *, *

61, *, *

*, *, *

Co School of Mines

*, *, *

*, *, *

65, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Cincinnati

*, *, *

23, *, 23

74, *, *

*, *, *

87, *, *

59, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of New Mexico

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Oklahoma State

108, *, *

*, *, *

70, *, *

*, *, *

104, *, *

78, *, *

16, *, 16

Univ of Connecticut

92, *, *

*, *, *

51, *, *

*, *, *

79, *, *

72, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of NC

29, 17, 30

*, *, *

*, *, *

15, *, 15

*, *, *

8, *, *

*, *, *

MI Tech

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

67, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Missouri, Rolla

106, *, *

*, *, *

58, *, *

*, *, *

81, *, *

50, *, *

*, *, *

Clemson

*, *, *

*, *, *

81, *, *

*, *, *

73, *, *

63, *, *

32, *, 30

Mississippi State

99, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

102, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Polytechnic Univ

*, *, *

*, *, *

63, *, *

*, *, *

25, *, 24

106, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Central Fl

83, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

77, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Auburn

*, *, *

32, *, 30

72, *, *

*, *, *

59, *, *

75, *, *

20, *, 20

NJIT

*, *, *

*, *, *

80, *, *

*, *, *

103, *, *

99, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of CA Riverside

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Houston

75, *, *

*, *, *

17, *, 20

*, *, *

90, *, *

37, *, *

36, *, *

Oregon State

71, 67, *

*, *, *

77, *, *

*, *, *

63, *, *

82, *, *

37, *, *

Tufts

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *


* NRC, * US News, * Gourman