Universities in Ecuador
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Ecuador
46 out of 59
  • Universities in Ecuador
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
14
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Ecuador
  • (13 institution and 1 subject rankings)
2
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Ecuador
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Ecuador
  • 13 Oct, 2021: Latest THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education (Arts and Humanities) from THE Times Higher Education, UK. 9 universities from Ecuador appear in this ranking.
  • 23 Sep, 2021: Publication of QS Employability Rankings. Universidad Metropolitana ranked #301.
  • 06 Sep, 2021: Latest StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America from StuDocu. 38 universities from Ecuador appear in this ranking.
  • 02 Sep, 2021: Latest THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education from THE Times Higher Education, UK. 5 universities from Ecuador appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Ecuador

Computer Science
#501 
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
Physical Sciences
#601 
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
Engineering
#801 
Universidad Politécnica Salesiana

Rankings of universities in Ecuador 2022

#1

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (3747 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]

#2

Escuela Politécnica Nacional

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (834 reviews)
  • #2 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #600 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (459 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #595 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (276 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #608 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #3799 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#5

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (700 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #576 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #1719 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#6

Universidad Politécnica Salesiana

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (371 reviews)
  • #5 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #628 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #251 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]


#7

Universidad Central del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (1396 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #574 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #2923 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#8

Universidad Metropolitana

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (62 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #301 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 23 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #486 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 19 August, 2019]

#9

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (605 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #608 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #251 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]

#10

Universidad de las Americas

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (2450 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #1864 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #181 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]

#11

Universidad de Cuenca

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (897 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #584 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #3138 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #201 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]

#12

Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (188 reviews)
  • #1 
  • #529 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #3784 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #251 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]

#13

Universidad de Especialidades del Espíritu Santo

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (398 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #191 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #98 
THE Latin America Rankings
[Published 06 July, 2021]

#14

Universidad Técnica del Norte

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (344 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #591 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #3509 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #127 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#15

Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (603 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #613 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #251 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #151 
THE Latin America Rankings
[Published 06 July, 2021]

#16

Universidad Catolica de Cuenca

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (262 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #605 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #223 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#17

Universidad Técnica de Manabí

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (230 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #148 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #6614 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (532 reviews)
  • #18 
  • #628 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #155 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #3750 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

Universidad Técnica de Ambato

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (368 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #597 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #256 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #4244 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

Universidad de Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (2411 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #656 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #488 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#21

Universidad del Azuay

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (770 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #2909 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #40 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#22

Escuela Politécnica del Ejército

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (549 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #201 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #151 
THE Latin America Rankings
[Published 06 July, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #232 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]


#23

Universidad Tecnica de Machala

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #3664 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #421 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #4727 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Amazonian State University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (391 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #4031 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #189 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #4879 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

Universidad Tecnológica Ecotec

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (255 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #11 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #11481 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

Universidad Politecnica Estatal del Carchi

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (116 reviews)
  • #2 
  • #15 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#27

Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (351 reviews)
  • #3 
  • #28 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #7621 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Universidad Estatal de Milagro

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (272 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #130 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #7155 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#29

Universidad Laica Vicente Rocafuerte de Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (174 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #184 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #7034 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (115 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #222 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #4718 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

Universidad Particular San Gregorio de Portoviejo

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (119 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #215 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#32

Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #255 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #4975 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#33

Universidad Nacional de Loja

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (177 reviews)
  • #26 
  • #311 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #4414 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#34

Universidad Internacional SEK

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #6024 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#35

Technical University of Babahoyo

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (121 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #377 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #10525 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#36

Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (757 reviews)
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  • #31 
  • #384 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #5417 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#37

Universidad Estatal del Sur de Manabi

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (71 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #381 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#38

Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabi

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (350 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #402 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #5292 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#39

Universidad Agraria del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (227 reviews)
  • #33 
  • #403 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #9423 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#40

Universidad Internacional del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (316 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #458 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #4294 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#41

Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (350 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #5003 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#42

Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
  • #27 
  • #5026 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#43

Universidad Regional Autonoma de los Andes

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (267 reviews)
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  • #33 
  • #6902 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#44

Universidad Estatal de Bolívar

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (101 reviews)
  • #37 
  • #7976 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#45

Universidad Casa Grande

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #9153 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#46

Escuela Superior Politecnica Agropecuaria de Manabi

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (322 reviews)
  • #42 
  • #10565 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#47

Ecotec University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#48

Panamerican University of Cuenca

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (355 reviews)

#49

Universidad Interamericana del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (272 reviews)

#50

Universidad de Los Hemisferios

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (76 reviews)
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#51

University of Santa María

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (108 reviews)
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#52

Civil University Vicente Rocafuerte of Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (174 reviews)

#53

Universidad Tecnica Luis Vargas Torres

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (20 reviews)

#54

Universidad Iberoamericana del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (81 reviews)
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#55

San Antonio de Machala University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (71 reviews)

#56

Universidad de Especialidades Turísticas

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (66 reviews)

#57

Universidad Tecnológica Empresarial de Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (15 reviews)
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#58

Universidad de Otavalo

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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#59

Jose Peralta Technical University


Ecuador Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT -5

Telephone country code: +593

  • Largest cities in Ecuador:
  • 1. Guayaquil: 2,000,000
  • 2. Quito: 1,400,000
  • 3. Cuenca: 280,000
  • 4. Machala: 200,000
  • 5. Santo Domingo de los Colorados: 200,000

Map with location of universities in Ecuador

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Universidad San Francisco de Quito ranks #1 in Ecuador in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Ecuador Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 12 rankings where Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral is listed.

Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral is ranked best in Ecuador for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral.

Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral is ranked best in Ecuador for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral.

Universidad Politécnica Salesiana is ranked best in Ecuador for Engineering (Engineering). See all rankings for the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Latin America:
Academic Reputation 30%
Employer Reputation 20%
Faculty to Student Ratio 10%
Staff with PhD 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per Paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):
Ranking is based on ROI

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Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):
Ranking is based on ROI

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Latin America Rankings:
Teaching (the learning environment) 36%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 34%
Citations (research influence) 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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