UCLA is ranked No. 8 in the world in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings. The rankings, which focus on institutions’ research performance and reputation, also list UCLA as the No. 2 public institution in the United States.
The survey ranked 750 universities from 57 nations using 12 weighted indicators to measure each university’s research performance. UCLA ranked highly in several of these indicators, including regional research reputation (No. 6), global research reputation (No. 8) and total number of citations (No. 8).
UCLA was also named among the very best in several of the survey’s 22 subject rankings: psychiatry/psychology (No. 3), chemistry (No. 6), arts and humanities (No. 7), neuroscience and behavior (No. 7), mathematics (No. 7), biology and biochemistry (No. 10), materials science (No. 10) and clinical medicine (No. 10).
In all, eight University of California campuses were included in the rankings: UC Berkeley (No. 3), UC San Diego (No. 19), UC San Francisco (No. 23), UC Santa Barbara (No. 24), UC Davis (No. 39), UC Santa Cruz (No. 48), UC Irvine (tied for No. 61) and UC Riverside (No. 112).
The new global rankings follow the publication’s recent release of its annual rankings of the nation’s best colleges and universities. In that report, UCLA ranked No. 2 among the nation’s best public universities and tied for No. 23 overall.
Regardless of methodology, UCLA is consistently recognized in a variety of national and international rankings. Last week, 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, and the latest Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings placed UCLA sixth based on its service in the public interest. UCLA was also ranked second among U.S. public institutions in London’s Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.