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Top 100 World Universities 2013-14 (THE Rankings)

goldenboy8784goldenboy8784 1663 replies35 threads Senior Member
edited November 2013 in Graduate School
World University Rankings 2013-2014 - Times Higher Education

1. California Institute of Technology US

=2. Harvard University US

=2. University of Oxford UK

4. Stanford University US

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US

6. Princeton University US

7. University of Cambridge UK

8. University of California, Berkeley US

9. University of Chicago US

10. Imperial College London UK

11. Yale University US

12. University of California, Los Angeles US

13. Columbia University US

14. ETH Zürich *- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland

15. Johns Hopkins University US

16. University of Pennsylvania US

17. Duke University US

18. University of Michigan US

19. Cornell University US

20. University of Toronto Canada

21. University College London UK

22. Northwestern University US

23. University of Tokyo Japan

24. Carnegie Mellon University US

25. University of Washington US

26. National University of Singapore Singapore

27. University of Texas at Austin US

28. Georgia Institute of Technology US

29. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign US

30. University of Wisconsin-Madison US

31. University of British Columbia Canada

32. London School of Economics and Political Science UK

33. University of California, Santa Barbara US

34. University of Melbourne Australia

35. McGill University Canada

36. Karolinska Institute Sweden

37. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland

38. King's College London UK

39. University of Edinburgh UK

=40. New York University US

=40. University of California, San Diego US

42. Washington University in St Louis US

43. University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

44. Seoul National University South Korea

45. Peking University China

46. University of Minnesota US

47. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill US

48. Australian National University Australia

49. Pennsylvania State University US

=50. Boston University US
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  • WeAreFiveWeAreFive 76 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Strangely, or maybe not so strangely, Caltech appears nowhere on this list:
    e Jed Foundation
    Tuesday October 1, 2013
    The Jed Foundation Announces First Class of JedCampus Seal Recipients

    We are honored to announce the inaugural colleges and universities awarded the JedCampus Seal. The Seal recognizes schools that exhibit comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming. The Seal—valid for two years— is part of the Foundation’s JedCampus program, the first nationwide program to facilitate a school’s ability to assess and enhance their mental health support system from a campus-wide perspective.

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    Alfred University
    Barnard College
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Emory University
    Fordham University
    Georgetown University
    Luther College
    Marymount Manhattan College
    Monmouth University
    New York University
    The Ohio State University
    Pace University
    Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Texas State University
    Three Rivers Community College
    Tulane University
    University at Albany, State University of New York
    University of Kentucky
    University of Southern California
    University of the Sciences
    University of West Georgia
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Yeshiva University
    Yale University
    “We are thrilled to be able to announce the first schools in the nation to receive the JedCampus Seal. These schools have shown they employ a comprehensive, community-based approach to mental health care which will result in the identification and care of more at-risk students,” said John MacPhee, Executive Director of The Jed Foundation. “We believe that the implementation of a campus-wide approach to mental health promotion will lead to safer, healthier campuses, and possibly greater student retention.”

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  • beyphybeyphy 2195 replies42 threads Senior Member
    This is already posted on the parent's forum.

    It's nice to see Duke do well considering this is an international ranking. (up 5 spots from last year I think. The top 15 are essentially the same schools slightly reshulfed, with marginal gains. (e.g. +1 UCLA, +1 Berkeley.)
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  • leanidleanid 1703 replies40 threads Senior Member
    Ah, I see Boston College beats out Georgetown once again -- 135 vs 160.

    Work on it, Hoyas.
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  • sfsy12sfsy12 72 replies14 threads Junior Member
    Their grad/prof schools are relatively better compared to their undergrad for sure.
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  • sefagosefago 1713 replies18 threads Senior Member
    ^ So where would you place Imperial as an undergraduate? i can't really gauge them in terms of research output and productivity. I have a healthy respect for them since I work with lots of engineers and most of them think its as good as MIT in the US. I understand they are biased because they are engineers. The problem is that prior to undergrad, some people I know who attended Imperial would not have a shot at a top 20 US university.
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  • Sam LeeSam Lee 9273 replies176 threads Senior Member
    RML,

    Not sure about here but UCLA is probably overrated in the USN engineering ranking. They significantly overstated (like 2 or 3x) their NAE number. Maybe alums like beyphy can write them a letter. ;)
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  • sefagosefago 1713 replies18 threads Senior Member
    ^ LOL, did they overstate it purposefully or by mistake.
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  • sefagosefago 1713 replies18 threads Senior Member
    Also RML don't you think that Oxford and Cambridge are also higher than they should be based on your statement about Imperial? Being that currently, Imperial is not that far off from Oxbridge in research output excep that it has a narrow scope in terms of research..
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  • beyphybeyphy 2195 replies42 threads Senior Member
    I think Columbia, Penn, Duke, Michigan, Cornell, JHU and Northwestern are better than UCLA, as a university, as a whole.

    I guess. Most of those universities are peers imo, but w/e. UCLA is absolutely beastly in health sciences, including its hospital, and it doesn't do too bad in a lot of graduate programs either. (As evidenced by this ranking.)

    Furthermore, some people like to point out that schools like Berkeley trump UCLA in reputation, but neglect to mention that this hardly makes a difference in the ranking as a whole (e.g. Berkeley has 89.8 points; UCLA has 86.3)

    Not sure about here but UCLA is probably overrated in the USN engineering ranking. They significantly overstated (like 2 or 3x) their NAE number. Maybe alums like beyphy can write them a letter.[/quote]

    Lol, even if those numbers are overrated, UCLA is hardly the only university to exaggerate some figure to improve its ranking (e.g. student to faculty ratios.)
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  • seekingcollege12seekingcollege12 39 replies16 threads Junior Member
    >Ah, I see Boston College beats out Georgetown once again -- 135 vs 160.
    Work on it, Hoyas.

    Look away from the sour reject Jimmy, not all of us have to be condemned to Backup College.
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  • confusedboyconfusedboy 198 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Out of the top 20 schools on that list, UCLA is the only significantly over-ranked. But hey, even UC Santa Barbara is ranked higher than Georgetown, Brown, and Dartmouth. So I guess the ranking is very messed up.
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  • Bparker253Bparker253 82 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I don't understand the hate on the UCs here. They all have excellent grad programs. They are in the top 10 most applied to schools. They are very selective. And the amount if research that comes out of there is astonishing. What school has a better chance of success: a school with 25,000 highly qualified students or a school with 6,000 highly qualified students.
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  • compaq10compaq10 252 replies12 threads Junior Member
    They hate California weather. Google should open a university to make California even more hateful
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  • JWT86JWT86 525 replies15 threads Member
    Duke and JHU seem ranked a bit high considering they're not really known for having strong programs across the board. Are they being carried by their medical schools? It seems medical schools can distort ratings like this since medical research is so much more expensive than other academic fields. It's that much more impressive when schools without single campus medical schools (e.g., Berkeley) are ranked highly. UT Austin vs UCLA is another example. In most academic fields, they're ranked almost the same, with each having strengths over the other. Yet UCLA has a medical school and is ranked much higher than Austin. Will be interesting to see the effect, if any, when UT Austin opens its medical school in the near future.
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  • Blah2009Blah2009 1318 replies19 threads Senior Member
    ^JWT, what on earth are you talking about?

    JHU is best known for Medicine. But it's very well ranked ranked in Education, Bio, chemistry, Physics, History, Public health, engineering (most of its engineering fields are within the top 20 or top 15), international relations, english, economics and statistics. Several of the prior mentioned fields are ranked among the top 10 or top 5.

    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/johns-hopkins-university-162928/overall-rankings

    Even without medicine, JHU would more than hold its own against other schools on that list.

    Are you pulling these statements out of thin air?
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  • beyphybeyphy 2195 replies42 threads Senior Member
    It seems medical schools can distort ratings like this since medical research is so much more expensive than other academic fields... UT Austin vs UCLA is another example. In most academic fields, they're ranked almost the same, with each having strengths over the other. Yet UCLA has a medical school and is ranked much higher than Austin. Will be interesting to see the effect, if any, when UT Austin opens its medical school in the near future.

    UCLA's medical school isn't the only health science it does well in. UCLA's hospital ranks 5th in the nation. It also has the best hospital on the west coast, a position it's had for nearly 30 years.

    It's dental school is also among the best in the nation, and its medical school will likely increase significantly in quality due to Geffen's 100m donation for scholarships.

    Sure, UTA and UCLA may not be much different in graduate programs, but there are a number of other programs universities can have other than just graduate programs. I imagine that health sciences generate a ton of research, and this is what gives UCLA an edge in the THE ranking.

    Furthermore, UCLA is in the second tier of universities (also includes Princeton, TokyoU, and Yale) with strong reputations, which certainly gives it a boost within the ranking. UCLA's reputation scores it 35 points; Austin reputation gives it around 11 points.
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  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad 10221 replies56 threads Senior Member
    JWT is the UT-Austin version of me. :-)
    I always agree with what he says...he makes such logical arguments.
    Ut-Austin will have their own med school in several years thanks to Mr. Dell.
    Berkeley's is still across the Bay.

    UCLA has absolutely no renowned majors. It may be known for film, but USC and NYU trump that.
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  • beyphybeyphy 2195 replies42 threads Senior Member
    Berkeley's is still across the Bay.

    That's funny, I don't see "University of California–​Berkeley" in either of these lists for best/top medical schools.

    Best Medical Schools | Research Rankings | Top Medical Schools for Research | US News Best Graduate Schools

    Best Medical Schools | Primary Care Rankings | Top Medical Schools for Primary Care | US News Best Graduate Schools

    This leads us to one of two conclusions:

    1) Berkeley has no medical school or
    2) Berkeley's medical school is not a best/top medical school.

    Either conclusion is fine by me ;)
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