U-M among world’s top universities in QS world rankings


The University of Michigan was ranked among the best higher education institutions in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024 edition released June 27.

The annual list, which launched in 2004, ranked U-M 33rd overall among 1,500 universities across 104 locations around the globe. 

Among institutions in the U.S., U-M ranked 14th and was one of three public universities to make the top 15. The University of California, Berkeley was fourth and the University of California, Los Angeles was 13th among U.S. institutions.

The rankings are based on nine factors, including academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (15%), faculty-student ratio (10%), citations per faculty (20%), proportion of international faculty (5%) and proportion of international students (5%).

In celebration of the rankings’s 20th edition, three new factors were introduced this year, including sustainability (5%), employability (5%), and international research collaboration (5%).

According to QS World Ranking officials, this year’s rankings represent a major step in the evolution of the exercise, marking the most significant innovation in its methodological paradigm since its inception two decades ago.



  1. Jack Berens
    on June 27, 2023 at 5:41 pm

    UCLA also ranked ahead of us. It was cool to hold the #1 public university spot in the QS rankings, but at the end of the day, rankings are arbitrary anyhow. Go Blue!

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