New magazine ranking places U-M 14th among world universities


U-M is ranked as the world’s 14th top institution, according to a new set of rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

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The university is tied with the University of Toronto and the University of Washington in the Best Global Universities, which is the first time the magazine has ranked universities on a global scale.

The rankings focus specifically on schools’ academic research and reputation overall, and not its separate undergraduate or graduate programs.

The rankings include 500 universities across 49 countries. They also feature the top 100 global universities in 21 subject areas, including fields such as economics and business, engineering, computer science and clinical medicine.

Topping the inaugural list are Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley.

Among U.S. public institutions, only the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles were ranked above U-M. 



  1. wait !
    on October 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Wait! Tied with Washington but you claim to be in top 3 without Washington? This shows UM is not confident with its reputation.

    • James Iseler
      on October 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      The wording has been changed to more accurately reflect U-M’s ranking relative to other U.S. public institutions.

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