UCLA is No. 2 among American public universities and No. 10 in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings that were published today.
The rankings, which are based on the evaluation of 1,000 universities in 65 countries, measure global and regional reputation and academic research performance using 12 indicators. UCLA ranked highly in several of these indicators, including global research reputation (No. 8), publications (No. 10) and number of papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited (No. 10).
UCLA also was named among the very best in the following subject rankings: psychiatry/psychology (No. 5), chemistry (No. 7), neuroscience and behavior (No. 6) and mathematics (No. 8).
In total, eight University of California campuses were ranked among the top 100 globally: UC Berkeley (No. 4), UC San Diego (No. 15), UC San Francisco (No. 16), UC Santa Barbara (No. 24), UC Santa Cruz (No. 27), UC Davis (No. 42) and UC Irvine (No. 65).
UCLA has consistently performed well in a variety of national and international rankings. In September, UCLA ranked No. 14 worldwide and No. 10 in the United States in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In addition, UCLA placed No. 2 among the country’s national public universities and No. 24 overall in the U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” rankings. In August, UCLA was ranked No. 8 overall in the annual Washington Monthly rankings and 12th among all universities globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.