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|
|15||14||University of Michigan||United States|
|16||20||University College London||United Kingdom|
|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||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|