Yale ranked one of the top 20 schools in the world

It is ahead of Columbia but behind Cornell

As if we needed reminding how great a school Yale is, the institution has officially been declared as one of the top 20 universities in the world.

The QS World University Ranking, which judges the best 1000 universities across the planet, placed Yale at 16th. There are an estimated 26,000 universities in the world.

15th last year, Yale also came ahead of rivals like Columbia and Penn but behind Princeton and Cornell. In the QS ranking Dartmouth came in at just 169th!

MIT, Stanford and Harvard all took the top spots for another year running.

The QS World University Rankings bases their scores on the expert opinions of 75,015 academics and 40,455 employers, also analyzing institutional research impact.