U.S. News & World Reports rates UCSD 18th best university in the world

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – UC San Diego was rated the 18th best university in the world in U.S. News & World Reports inaugural rankings of global institutions of higher learning that were released Tuesday.

The publication has ranked the top U.S. colleges for many years, but this is the first list to include universities around the world.

UCSD scored highly for publications by professors and how frequently the works are studied.

California dominated the top 10, with UC Berkeley third, Stanford fourth, the California Institute of Technology seventh and UCLA eighth. Harvard was first on the list, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Oxford and Cambridge — both in England — ranked fifth and sixth as the highest rated universities outside this country.

The list includes the top 500 colleges in the world based on research reputation, international collaboration, and doctorates awarded, along with publications and citations.

San Diego State University was tied for 492nd.

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