Lookie who is in the top 10 in the world!

Yeah yeah yeah, rankings don’t mean a darned thing. I agree, no need to tell me.

But here’s the most recent QS World University rankings. QS World University Rankings 2022

Three words: suck it, Princeton!

(Please know, I am just extra punchy tonight. Don’t take me seriously).

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Not surprisingly Brit-centric. Imperial and UCL are top universities but I don’t think they outdo Princeton or UChicago. And Berkeley at #32 makes no sense.

Yes, you are right, QS Rankings might be the very worst college ranking system.
In order to compare colleges across so many countries with so many different circumstances, QS ranking criteria ends up being superficial at best.

How can anyone take QS rankings seriously across different countries when the rankings within any particular country makes no sense at all? Garbage in, Garbage out.

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Odd, mostly subjective methodology, but always interesting to see another perspective–especially one that includes schools from around the world.

I broke out the US schools:

  1. MIT (1)

  2. Stanford (3)

  3. Harvard (5)

  4. Caltech (6)

  5. Chicago (10)

  6. UPenn (13)

  7. Yale (14)

  8. Columbia (19)

  9. Princeton (20)

  10. Cornell (21)

  11. Michigan (23)

  12. Johns Hopkins (JHU) (25)

  13. Northwestern (30)

  14. UCal-Berkeley (32)

  15. UCLA (40)

  16. NYU (42)

  17. UC-San Diego (48)

  18. Duke (52)

  19. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) (53)

  20. Brown (60)

  21. Texas-Austin (67)

  22. Wisconsin (75)

  23. Illinois (82)

  24. Univ. of Washington (85)

  25. Georgia Tech (88)

  26. Rice (94)

  27. Penn State (96)

  28. Univ. of North Carolina (UNC) (100)

  29. WashUStL (107)

  30. Boston University (112)

  31. USC (Southern Cal) (112)

  32. Purdue (116)

  33. Ohio State (120)

  34. UC-Davis (138)

  35. UC-Santa Barbara (146)

  36. U Rochester (154)

  37. Michigan State (157)

  38. Emory (160)

  39. Univ. of Pittsburgh (163)

  40. Texas A&M (168)

  41. U Florida (173)

  42. Minnesota (186)

  43. Dartmouth College (191)

  44. Arizona State University (ASU) (216)

  45. Vanderbilt (218)

  46. Notre Dame (222)

  47. Virginia (226)

  48. UC-Irvine (232)

  49. UMass-Amherst (246)

  50. Georgetown (248)

  51. Univ. of Colorado–Boulder (251)

  52. Univ. of Arizona (268)

  53. Tufts (275)

  54. Univ. of Illinois–Chicago (285)

  55. North Carolina State (300)

  56. Indiana (311)

  57. Univ. of Miami (311)

  58. Hawaii (340)

  59. Northeastern (Boston) (342)

  60. Virginia Tech (346)

  61. UC-Santa Cruz (347)

  62. GWU (355)

  63. Univ. of Utah (358)

  64. UConn (373)

  65. Stony Brook (378)

  66. U Kansas (387)

  67. SUNY Buffalo (388)

  68. UC-Riverside (403)

  69. UColorado–Denver (414)

  70. Washington State Univ. (427)

  71. Wake Forest Univ. (WFU) (429)

  72. Colorado State (431)

  73. RPI (431)

  74. Tulane (436)

  75. Illinois Institute of Tech. (444)

  76. Brandeis (455)

  77. Iowa (455)

  78. Colorado School of Mines (461)

  79. Florida State (FSU)

  80. Missouri

  81. UTexas–Dallas

  82. Boston College

  83. Iowa State

  84. Missouri Science & Tech.

  85. Wayne State

  86. Lehigh

  87. Oregon State

  88. Univ. of Delaware

  89. Univ. of Georgia

Then I just skipped to the lowest ranked US schools = Utah State & Indiana State were the lowest ranked schools.

Michigan as the highest ranked public… I’ll take it :wink:.

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Thank you for listing to make my point very apparent.

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Obviously there is a heavy research and grad school focus to the list.

We could quibble with the precise rank ordering - not that it matters that much - but the top 20 in the US look about right to me.

Not according to Wall Street ranking.

I’m thinking Cornell and Michigan should be flip-flopped.

100% agree and actually exactly what I was thinking when I read though it.

WSJ has the same 20 U.S. schools in its T20, different order. Different pubs rearrange the same 20 U.S. schools over and over again, and call it new and different.