Top 100 World Universities 2013-14 (THE Rankings)

<p>World</a> University Rankings 2013-2014 - Times Higher Education</p>

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<li>California Institute of Technology US </li>
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<p>=2. Harvard University US </p>

<p>=2. University of Oxford UK </p>

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<li><p>Stanford University US </p></li>
<li><p>Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US </p></li>
<li><p>Princeton University US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Cambridge UK </p></li>
<li><p>University of California, Berkeley US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Chicago US </p></li>
<li><p>Imperial College London UK </p></li>
<li><p>Yale University US </p></li>
<li><p>University of California, Los Angeles US </p></li>
<li><p>Columbia University US </p></li>
<li><p>ETH Zürich *- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland </p></li>
<li><p>Johns Hopkins University US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Pennsylvania US </p></li>
<li><p>Duke University US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Michigan US </p></li>
<li><p>Cornell University US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Toronto Canada </p></li>
<li><p>University College London UK </p></li>
<li><p>Northwestern University US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Tokyo Japan </p></li>
<li><p>Carnegie Mellon University US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Washington US </p></li>
<li><p>National University of Singapore Singapore </p></li>
<li><p>University of Texas at Austin US </p></li>
<li><p>Georgia Institute of Technology US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Wisconsin-Madison US </p></li>
<li><p>University of British Columbia Canada </p></li>
<li><p>London School of Economics and Political Science UK </p></li>
<li><p>University of California, Santa Barbara US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Melbourne Australia </p></li>
<li><p>McGill University Canada </p></li>
<li><p>Karolinska Institute Sweden </p></li>
<li><p>École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland </p></li>
<li><p>King's College London UK </p></li>
<li><p>University of Edinburgh UK </p></li>
</ol>

<p>=40. New York University US </p>

<p>=40. University of California, San Diego US </p>

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<li><p>Washington University in St Louis US </p></li>
<li><p>University of Hong Kong Hong Kong </p></li>
<li><p>Seoul National University South Korea </p></li>
<li><p>Peking University China </p></li>
<li><p>University of Minnesota US </p></li>
<li><p>University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill US </p></li>
<li><p>Australian National University Australia </p></li>
<li><p>Pennsylvania State University US </p></li>
</ol>

<p>=50. Boston University US</p>

<p>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 </p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>The schools that have received the JedCampus Seal are:</p>

<p>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.”</p>

<p>The Jed Foundation only publicly recognizes those schools awarded the Seal. The names of participating schools that do not receive the JedCampus Seal are kept confidential. The Jed Foundation provides customized suggestions for enhancements, which can become a road map for assisting schools in creating a comprehensive emotional health program on their campus.</p>

<p>Please join us in congratulating these schools for the excellent work they are doing to support the emotional wellbeing of their campuses.</p>

<p>For more information on JedCampus, visit JedCampus | Powered by the Jed Foundation.</p>

<p>This is already posted on the parent's forum.</p>

<p>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.)</p>

<p>Ah, I see Boston College beats out Georgetown once again -- 135 vs 160.</p>

<p>Work on it, Hoyas.</p>

<p>I seriously think Imperial College and UCLA were over-ranked. Yale was under-ranked.</p>

<p>Their grad/prof schools are relatively better compared to their undergrad for sure.</p>

<p>^ For UCLA, yes. For Imperial, no. </p>

<p>I think Columbia, Penn, Duke, Michigan, Cornell, JHU and Northwestern are better than UCLA, as a university, as a whole.</p>

<p>^ 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.</p>

<p>RML,</p>

<p>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. ;)</p>

<p>^ LOL, did they overstate it purposefully or by mistake.</p>

<p>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..</p>

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I think Columbia, Penn, Duke, Michigan, Cornell, JHU and Northwestern are better than UCLA, as a university, as a whole.

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<p>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.)</p>

<p>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)</p>

<p>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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<p>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.)</p>

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<p>Look away from the sour reject Jimmy, not all of us have to be condemned to Backup College.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>They hate California weather. Google should open a university to make California even more hateful</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>^JWT, what on earth are you talking about?</p>

<p>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. </p>

<p><a href="http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/johns-hopkins-university-162928/overall-rankings%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/johns-hopkins-university-162928/overall-rankings&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

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

<p>Are you pulling these statements out of thin air?</p>

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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.

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<p>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.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>JWT is the UT-Austin version of me. :-)<br>
I always agree with what he says...he makes such logical arguments.<br>
Ut-Austin will have their own med school in several years thanks to Mr. Dell.
Berkeley's is still across the Bay.</p>

<p>UCLA has absolutely no renowned majors. It may be known for film, but USC and NYU trump that.</p>