UCL enters top 10 in latest US News rankings

The latest US News & World Report Best Global Universities ranking has finally been published, with the W100 member highlight seeing UCL jump into the global top 10 (7th place, up five).

THE US News table, usually published in October each year, continues to see North American institutions performing well, with Harvard and MIT leading the way and 14 US universities featuring in the top 20.

The methodology for the US News ranking has remained unchanged in recent years, and features a smaller focus on reputation than other leading rankings – 12.5% of the total for global reputation, 12.5% for regional reputation.

The reputation scores are based on a survey run by Clarivate, and combine five years of data with 28,666 responses in total.

Other leading World 100 members this year were University of Toronto (place 17th, up one), National University of Singapore (22nd, up four), University of Melbourne (remaining 27th) and University of Sydney (29th, down one).

Hong Kong universities performed strongly this year, with CUHK rising 11 places to 42nd, and City U continuing their meteoric rise across most of the rankings, jumping 41 places to 79th.

Reflecting trends in other recent rankings, UK universities generally performed less positively with the notable exceptions of UCL and also University of Glasgow – rising 13 places to 61st. The full ranking can be accessed here:  Search Best Global Universities – US News Education