UCLA ranked again one of the top 50 universities in the world

We’re 100 spots above USC

As if we needed reminding how great UCLA is, we have officially been declared as one of the top 50 universities in the world, according to the recent QS World University Rankings for 2018.

The study, which judges the best 1,000 universities across the planet, placed us at 33rd. There are an estimated 26,000 universities in the world, meaning our relatives can no longer shame us for “just going to a public school.”

Slipping a bit from our place of 31st last year, we did come far ahead of rivals like USC who received a whopping 132nd place. We even beat the Ivy League school Dartmouth, which came in at just 169th.

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

The QS World University Rankings base their scores on the expert opinions of 75,015 academics and 40,455 employers, also analyzing institutional research impact. It’s known as the definitive guide of global university rankings.

It’s another great day to be a Bruin.