U-M is top U.S public university in QS World University Rankings


The University of Michigan was ranked as the top U.S. public university in the latest QS World University Rankings for 2016, moving ahead of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles.

U-M ranked 23rd overall among more than 900 colleges and universities in the world, up seven spots from last year. The ranking was released Tuesday.

The QS World University Rankings, launched in 2004, are based on six factors: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.

The United States had the most universities of any nation on the list, accounting for almost a third of the top 100 positions in the ranking.



  1. Yvonne Sims
    on September 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Congrats! #Go Blue #Classof1980

  2. Steven Vass
    on September 6, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Bravo !!!! I have spent 9 years in there the best once in my life Go Blue

    • Larry Johnson
      on September 6, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      You should have spent 10 years and learned the difference between once and ones. Go Blue!

      • patricia deldin
        on September 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

        why be snarky and add negativity to the world?

        • Robert F. Woods
          on October 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

          Someone has to oppose literacy going the way of Donald Trump

      • Paul Hodges
        on September 9, 2016 at 12:49 am

        That was totally funny Larry ! Go Blue !

  3. Jeanette Keel
    on September 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    So proud! Five fantastic years there, 2 degrees. Always & forever a Wolverine. Go Blue!

  4. Juliet Joseph
    on September 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    So happy that my Son decided to make U-M his home for the next four yrs-Go Blue.

    • Vicky Gilbert
      on September 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Congrats !!! Good for him. GO BLUE!!!

    • Vicky Gilbert
      on September 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Congrats !!! Good for him. GO BLUE!!!

  5. Oluwafemi Sawyerr
    on October 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Now this is something I’ll say #Hail to. #GoBlue #WolverineAndProud

  6. Animesh Ghoshal
    on October 6, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Great news. My wife and I were there in the 60s, and our daughter in the 90s; all of us have wonderful memories of Ann Arbor.

  7. Robert Mitchell
    on October 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Although I earned my freshman letter in football (’48), I always looked at the University as a place to learn and grown — on my way through two of the very top Ivy League schools. All were excellent learning and social environments.

    But I have always been bothered by the “Go Blue” slogan. Yes, we were national champions in ’48 but that was not something to wallow in.

    Go Learning, Go Grow — but NOT Go Blue.

    That is so juvenile.

  8. Susan Weiss
    on October 7, 2016 at 7:37 am

    My dad, who was psychology prof at Uof M from ’48-’78, was in Japan giving a lecture years ago when someone in the audience, in a heavy Japanese accent, hollered “Go Blue”. My dad remembered it as a wonderful connecting moment.

  9. Dean Johnson
    on October 7, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Liked the comment by my Uncle Larry. What I think Mr. Vass meant to say was “Once upon a time, I spent nine wonderful years at UofM.”

  10. David Anderson
    on October 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Now if they could just be number one in football!
    My father graduated from law school in 1936, and I did my Internal Medicine Residency ending in 1973.

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