University ranks among the best in annual QS World Rankings


The University of Michigan has maintained its place as one of three public universities to make the top 15 U.S. institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2025 edition released June 4.

U-M ranked 44th overall among 1,503 universities across the globe, and 15th among 197 institutions in the United States. The University of California, Berkeley was sixth and the University of California, Los Angeles was 13th among U.S. institutions.

The rankings are based on nine factors:

  • Academic reputation (30%)
  • Employer reputation (15%)
  • Employability (5%)
  • Faculty-student ratio (10%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • Proportion of international faculty (5%)
  • Proportion of international students (5%)
  • International research collaboration (5%)
  • Sustainability (5%)

Among those categories, U-M scored highest for its academic excellence followed by the richness and diversity of its international research partnerships and the employability of its graduates.



  1. Robert Beattie
    on June 5, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    What does QS stand for?

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