Background paper: University rankings
The public is inundated with national and international rankings of the "best" universities. UCLA consistently fares very well in all such rankings, including the best-known, published by U.S. News & World Report.
Here is an overview of some of the more significant and well-known national and international rankings. It includes information on UCLA’s standing, as well as commentary that provides a sense of the factors used to determine the rankings. We have attached charts so that you have a quick snapshot of UCLA's standing in these rankings vis-à-vis other top-tier research universities, both public and private.
"The State of the Rankings," Inside Higher Ed