Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla: “We are very proud of this new ranking that recognizes the strength and talent of our campus members and the impact of our work.”
UC San Diego is one of only five top public universities in the U.S. to make the top 20 list in a new ranking of the world’s top 500 colleges.
The campus took the No. 18 spot in U.S. News and World Report’s first-ever global ranking of universities which measured factors such as research, global and regional reputation, international collaboration as well as number of highly-cited papers and doctorates awarded.
Though the criteria for these rankings is different from the U.S. News Best Colleges and Best Graduate Schools rankings of U.S. programs, it is consistent with other global rankings which have also listed UC San Diego in the top 20 for the world’s best universities.
“UC San Diego is home to many of the world’s top scholars who are at the forefront of their fields and who are conducting research that is transforming lives,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “We are very proud of this new ranking that recognizes the strength and talent of our campus members and the impact of our work.”
Five U.S. public universities are in the top 20, with UC Berkeley ranked No. 3 and the UCLA ranked No. 8, followed by the University of Michigan, the University of Washington and UC San Diego.