UCLA is one of the world’s leading universities, according to leading academics from around the world. In the newest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, published today, UCLA placed No. 2 among U.S. public universities and No. 9 among all universities worldwide, public or private. UCLA joins the top 10 for the first time since 2014.
The reputation survey, completed by more than 10,000 senior academics from 138 countries, was established in 2011 as a spinoff of the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The questionnaire targets published scholars for their views on excellence in research and teaching within their disciplines and at institutions with which they are familiar.
The survey data will be used alongside 11 objective indicators to determine this year’s THE World University Rankings, which will be 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. In January, UCLA topped Forbes’ Best Value Colleges ranking. In addition, UCLA was named the No. 1 public institution in the nation in three separate assessments last fall: U.S News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Top Colleges rankings.