Top 100 World Universities 2013-14 (THE Rankings)

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Even lower UCs are known for their academic majors. UCSD = Bioengineering; UC Davis = Veterinary sciences, agricultural; UCSB = physics and creative studies. UCLA = ???? Film?

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<p>UCLA has a strong and robust alumni network in film. In terms of representation, it's probably second only to USC.</p>

<p>I don't think people come to UCLA for a particular major, and that's probably a good thing. They come for a well rounded college experience, with great opportunities, and top academics in several fields. I actually did come for a major (UCLA was a very important institution in the history of analytic philosophy due to its relationship with Rudolph Carnap.) However, I can't say that i knew many others that did.</p>

<p>But yes, many of UCLA's alums are pre-professional, which is why is also why it's not known for drawing students from a particular major. The university has the largest undergraduate representation in the California bar, is generally one of the top 2 ABA feeders (in terms of applicants,) and one of the top 2 med school feeders (in terms of applicants.) </p>

<p>Talking with the students, you'd find out that many liberal arts majors are pre-law/pre-graduate school; science majors are either pre-med or some other health science related profession (pre-dent/pre-nurse); Comp. sci and engineering students will likely look for work in their major fields afterwards; Biz-econ students go into business (perhaps later getting an MBA); communications students go into marketing/PR, etc.</p>

<p>But even if UCLA isn't particularly well known for a major, its students still do well even in fields the university may not be 'renown' for.</p>

<p>UCLA</a> math students place third in prestigious North American competition / UCLA Newsroom</p>

<p>^it's alright. I will always hold UCLA with greater esteem than berkeley. And that's before I even graduated from Stanford. Unlike berkeley, UCLA doesn't have to game its undergraduate admissions with spring admits.</p>

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I said "renowned" not merely good. When you think of UCLA what majors is it known for?

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<p>When you think of Yale, what majors is it known for?
Hmm, I'd have to think.
When you think of Georgetown, what majors is it known for?
International Relations immediately comes to mind.</p>

<p>When you think of Harvard, what majors is it particularly known for?
Again, I'd have to think.
When you think of Chicago, what majors is it known for?
Economics immediately comes to mind.</p>

<p>How about the University of Iowa?
Its Creative Writing program is rather renowned.
As is the English department at tiny Kenyon College.
Yet I can't think of any one program in particular for which Brown University is renowned.</p>

<p>In driving up the THE rankings, what matters more than anything else is "research influence". The key factor is journal citations.</p>

<p>^^
Harvard? of course law and business.
Yale? I can immediately say law and english.</p>

<p>^ I'm not implying its weak. I just said it doesn't have any "renowned" or "extraordinary" majors.</p>

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Yet I can't think of any one program in particular for which Brown University is renowned.

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PLME? An open liberal arts education...??</p>

<p>An interesting and real one:</p>

<p>World ranking based on university popularity (not by any surveys but by true university web sites traffic from internationals)
Top</a> 100 Universities in North America | 2013 World University Ranking</p>

<p>Methodology
4</a> International Colleges & Universities - About Us</p>

<p>"The aim of this website is to provide an approximate popularity ranking of world Universities and Colleges based upon the popularity of their websites. This is intended to help international students and academic staff to understand how popular a specific University/College is in a foreign country."</p>

<p>^ Re; post #33,
I like the web-based pure popularity ranking. I think there's something to it.</p>

<p>It measures web site traffic. Is that really the same as popularity?</p>

<p>What percentage of college web site traffic is related to campus-internal business and information-sharing? Big schools get a bump over small schools from that part of their traffic (at least).</p>

<p>Another Cal Nobel Prize!
Two</a> Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize - NBC News.com</p>

<p>'furd and Yale too.</p>

<p>Does the Furd guy get free parking on the Red Square too when he visits his Cal friends? Of course, it is easier for Sheckman to return to the place he earned his PhD at. And perhaps catch some decent football this year.</p>

<p>^ Agree about the football. Ugh!</p>

<p>"What percentage of college web site traffic is related to campus-internal business and information-sharing?"</p>

<p>Internal sharing didn't count. They only measure web site hits from internationals.</p>

<p>^ So will using MIT opencourseware and such count as a hit?</p>

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Another Cal Nobel Prize! </p>

<p>'furd and Yale too.

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<p>+1 for UCLA too (Sheckman did his undergrad there.)</p>

<p>yeah UCLA got significantly better as an instituition immediately Sheckman received the prize</p>

<p>UCLA's had four Nobel prize winners within the within the past five years. (09,10,12,13) Three of the four are undergraduate alumni, which is fairly high (Berkeley in the same period only had one undergraduate alumnus win the prize.)</p>

<p>Unsurprisingly, UCLA's already added him to the list of alumni who've received the prize :D</p>

<p>Nobel</a> Laureates | UCLA</p>

<p>Here's the faculty list for contrast:</p>

<p>Nobel</a> Laureates | UCLA</p>

<p>^On that very same page, two of the links show UCLA had 10 Rhodes (2 in 2009 but only 4 since 1980) and 2 Marshall winners throughout its entire history. That's low for a big school.</p>

<p>What is notable is that Stanford is the only university to be ranked in the top 5 in every subject across the board on the World Rankings - pretty impressive</p>

<p>Thanks for posting that link, beyphy.</p>

<p>Did you note on the description:

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and has been on the faculty at UC Berkeley since 1976, where he is a professor of molecular and cell biology. He is also an adjunct professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco.

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<p>...adjunct to Cal's medical campus? :D</p>