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Times Higher Education global reputation survey places UCLA No. 2 among U.S. public universities

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UCLA’s strong international reputation will be one factor in THE’s World University Rankings, which will be published in September.

UCLA has again been recognized by leaders of peer institutions as one of the best universities in the world. London’s Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings, which assess the international prestige of institutions of higher learning, place the campus No. 2 among all U.S. public universities

Among all universities worldwide, public and private, UCLA placed No. 13.

The 2016 rankings, which were published today, are based on a survey of 10,300 senior academics from 133 countries. The reputation survey was established in 2011 as a spinoff of the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The survey data will be used alongside 11 objective indicators to determine this year’s overall rankings, which are published in September.

Among U.S. public universities, UCLA was behind only UC Berkeley, which was No. 6 overall.

UCLA consistently performs well in multiple rankings that use a wide range of criteria.

In October, U.S. News and World Report ranked UCLA No. 8 in its 2016 Best Global Universities rankings. In September, Times Higher Education ranked UCLA No. 16 overall in its World University Rankings. In August, Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCLA second among U.S. public institutions and No. 12 overall. In addition, the latest Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings placed UCLA sixth based on its service in the public interest.

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