UCLA has been named the nation’s top public university in the 2017–18 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published today. The report also ranked UCLA No. 11 among all American universities — public or private — and No. 15 worldwide. The publication ranked 1,102 of the world’s leading research universities, drawing on 195 data points.
The survey takes into account a variety of indicators, including quality of teaching and research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. UC Berkeley, which placed No. 18 overall, is the only other American public university to rank among the world’s top 20.
UCLA consistently performs well in a variety of rankings, regardless of methodology. Last month, UCLA was ranked No. 2 among American public universities and No. 12 worldwide overall in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In June, UCLA was ranked No. 2 among all U.S. public universities and No. 13 among all universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. In January, UCLA was ranked No. 3 by the Princeton Review in its annual national ranking of best-value public universities. In October, U.S. News and World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings placed UCLA second among American public universities and 10th overall.