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UCLA No. 2 U.S. public university in Times Higher Education’s world reputation rankings

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UCLA continues to be recognized as one of the most preeminent institutions of higher learning in the world, according to the opinions of leading academics from across the globe. In the most recent Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, UCLA placed No. 2 among all U.S. public universities and No. 13 among all universities worldwide, public or private.

The reputation survey, completed by more than 10,500 senior academics from 137 nations, 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 January, UCLA was ranked No. 3 by the Princeton Review in its annual national ranking of best-value public universities. In October, U.S. News and World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings placed UCLA second among American public universities and 10th overall. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranked UCLA No. 2 among the country’s national public universities and No. 24 overall in its 2017 Best Colleges rankings. UCLA also received the highest score for economic diversity among top universities in those rankings. 

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