UC Berkeley ranks as the 6th most reputable university in the world

Yet another ranking that campus tour guides can brag about

Times Higher Education released the World Reputation Rankings, a global ranking of the most prestigious institutions, for 2017. UC Berkeley is ranked as 6th in the world, surpassing both Yale and our little sister, UCLA.

We are outranked by the likes of Harvard, MIT, Stanford, University of Cambridge, and University of Oxford.

Before you get your panties in a twist about not being ranked as the number one public university in the world, remember that this ranking is based on reputation.

Times Higher Education generated the World Reputation Rankings by using the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey. It uses United Nations data as a guide to ensure that the findings are as accurate of world scholarship as possible. Moreover, the data is spread evenly across academic disciplines.

The questionnaire targeted experienced, published scholars who lend their views on prestigious research and teaching within their disciplines and institutions.

The survey, conducted between January 2017 and March 2017 received a total of 10,566 responses from 137 countries.

You can view the full table from Times Higher Education below.

Reputation rank 2017 Reputation rank 2016 Institution Country
1 1 Harvard University United States
2 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
3 3 Stanford University United States
=4 4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
=4 5 University of Oxford United Kingdom
6 6 University of California, Berkeley United States
7 7 Princeton University United States
8 8 Yale University United States
9 11 University of Chicago United States
10 10 California Institute of Technology United States
11 12 University of Tokyo Japan
12 9 Columbia University United States
13 13 University of California, Los Angeles United States
14 18 Tsinghua University China
15 14 University of Michigan United States
16 20 University College London United Kingdom
17 21 Peking University China
18 15 Imperial College London United Kingdom
19 16 University of Pennsylvania United States
20 24 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom
21 22 Johns Hopkins University United States
22 19 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
23 17 Cornell University United States
24 23 University of Toronto Canada
=25 27 Kyoto University Japan
=25 25 New York University United States
27 26 National University of Singapore Singapore
28 28 Duke University United States
29 =35 University of California, San Diego United States
30 =30 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation
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