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UCLA ranked No. 13 in the world by U.S. News and World Report

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UCLA is No. 3 among American public universities and No. 13 in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best Global Universities rankings that were published today.

The rankings, which are based on the evaluation of the top 1,250 universities across 74 countries, measure global and regional reputation and academic research performance using 13 indicators. 

UCLA ranked highly in several of these indicators, including global research reputation (No. 8), publications (No. 13) and number of papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited (No. 12).

UCLA also was named among the very best in the following subject rankings: psychiatry/psychology (No. 6), chemistry (No. 8), neuroscience and behavior (No. 10) and social sciences and public health (No. 10). 

In total, six University of California campuses were ranked among the top 50 globally: UC Berkeley (No. 4), UC San Francisco (No. 15), UC San Diego (No. 16), UC Santa Barbara (No. 28) and UC Santa Cruz (No. 47).

UCLA has consistently performed well in a variety of national and international rankings. Most recently, UCLA was ranked No. 1 among U.S. public universities and No. 25 overall in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Top Colleges ranking. In addition, UCLA was named the No. 1 public U.S. university and No. 21 overall in the U.S News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, and the No. 1 public U.S. university and No. 15 overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In May, UCLA captured the No. 2 position in the Forbes magazine annual ranking of Best Value Colleges.

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