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UCLA ranked No. 13 ‘Best Global University’ by U.S. News & World Report

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Pauley Pavillion
UCLA

UCLA is No. 3 among American public universities and No. 13 in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2019 Best Global Universities rankings that were published today.

Now in its fifth year, the rankings are based on the evaluation of the top 1,250 universities across 75 countries. Thirteen indicators are used to measure global and regional reputation and academic research performance. 

UCLA ranked highly in several of these indicators, including global research reputation (No. 8), publications (13), number of papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited (13) and total citations (15).

UCLA also was named among the very best in the following subject rankings: psychiatry/psychology (6) and chemistry (8).

In total, five University of California campuses were ranked among the top 50 globally: UC Berkeley (4), UC San Francisco (15), UC San Diego (17), UC Santa Barbara (37).

UCLA has consistently performed well in a variety of national and international rankings. In September, UCLA was ranked the No. 2 public university in the Unites States in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UCLA also ranked No. 1 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” report and No. 1 among U.S. public universities in the Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal rankings of U.S. universities. In August, UCLA was ranked No. 2 among U.S. public universities for its contributions to society by Washington Monthly. In April, UCLA was ranked as the No. 1 best-value public university by Forbes. 

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