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Times Higher Education rankings again place UCLA among world’s top universities

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UCLA again received the highest score for economic diversity among all national universities.

UCLA is once again listed among the best universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In its 2015–16 report, published today, the Times ranked UCLA No. 16 worldwide and No. 11 in the U.S. The publication analyzed 800 universities overall and 147 in the U.S.

The survey takes into account a variety of indicators (PDF), including quality of teaching and research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Among U.S. public universities, UCLA trailed only UC Berkeley, which was No. 13 overall.

Regardless of methodology, UCLA has consistently been recognized in a wide range of national and international rankings. In September, UCLA placed No. 2 among the nation’s public universities and No. 23 overall in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges Rankings.” UCLA was No. 5 in the New York Times’ College Access Index, which measures which colleges and universities do the most for low-income students. In August, Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCLA No. 2 among U.S. public institutions and No. 12 overall, and the latest Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings placed UCLA No. 6 based on its service in the public interest.

In October and November, the London-based Times will publish related reports, ranking the world’s top 100 universities in the fields of engineering and technology; life sciences, arts and humanities, clinical, pre-clinical and health; physical sciences and social sciences. 

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