Universities in New York, USA
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in New York
  • 06 Mar, 2024: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings from Scimago Institutions. 19 universities from New York appear in this ranking.
  • 25 Jan, 2024: Publication of THE World’s Most International Universities. Columbia University in New York with highest ranking among universities in New York ranked #57.
  • 19 Dec, 2023: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Columbia University in New York with highest ranking among universities in New York ranked #22.
  • 05 Dec, 2023: Publication of QS World University Rankings: Sustainability. New York University with highest ranking among universities in New York ranked #55.

New York City offers prospective students access to world-class universities as well as unrivaled opportunities for networking due to NYC being full of every kind of person in every kind of industry.

Those living in NYC and looking for something to do in their free time can expect access to some of the free concerts that take place around the city, or they can take in the sights in Bryant or Battery Park, or take advantage of the student discounts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History.


Rankings of universities in New York, USA 2024

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THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #16 
  • #16 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #23 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
Show 32 more rankings of Columbia University in New York and subject specific rankings for 12 subjects

  • #18 
  • #27 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #26 
  • #26 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #38 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
Show 30 more rankings of New York University and subject specific rankings for 12 subjects

  • #139 
  • #138 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #64 
  • #369 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
  • #385 
  • #2985 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
Show 15 more rankings of Yeshiva University and subject specific rankings for 3 subjects


  • #149 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #316 
  • #317 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #101 
  • #641 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
Show 12 more rankings of The New School and subject specific rankings for 1 subjects

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (95 reviews)
  • #52 
  • #166 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #42 
  • #103 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 24 October, 2022]
  • #199 
  • #1266 
CWTS Leiden Ranking
[Published 22 June, 2022]
Show 9 more rankings of The Rockefeller University and subject specific rankings for 2 subjects

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (55 reviews)
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  • #40 
  • #112 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #25 
  • #46 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 24 October, 2022]
  • #57 
  • #215 
CWTS Leiden Ranking
[Published 22 June, 2022]
Show 6 more rankings of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and subject specific rankings for 4 subjects

  • #133 
  • #613 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #432 
  • #448 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #107 
  • #105 
US News Best National Universities
[Published 17 September, 2023]
Show 4 more rankings of CUNY City College and subject specific rankings for 5 subjects

  • #50 
  • #50 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #380 
  • #2916 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #73 
  • #74 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 7 more rankings of Barnard College

  • #105 
  • #425 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #100 
  • #401 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2023]
  • #109 
  • #375 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]
Show 2 more rankings of Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • #40 
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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #155 
  • #155 
Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 30 August, 2022]
  • #306 
  • #1731 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]
Show 4 more rankings of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and subject specific rankings for 1 subjects

  • #175 
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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #180 
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Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 30 August, 2022]
  • #222 
  • #226 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 1 more rankings of Fashion Institute of Technology and subject specific rankings for 1 subjects

  • #255 
  • #256 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #155 
  • #759 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #229 
  • #1275 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 24 October, 2022]
Show 11 more rankings of CUNY Hunter College and subject specific rankings for 3 subjects

  • #327 
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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #481 
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Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 30 August, 2022]
  • #600 
  • #623 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 1 more rankings of The Juilliard School

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #266 
  • #1695 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #153 
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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 11 more rankings of Bernard M Baruch College, CUNY and subject specific rankings for 3 subjects

#15
USA

The King's College

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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.3 / 5.0 (9 reviews)
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  • #212 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #188 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
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QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
Show 13 more rankings of City College of New York, City University of New York and subject specific rankings for 7 subjects

#17
USA

New York School of Interior Design

  • #718 
  • #746 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #731 
  • #760 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1517 
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Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #228 
  • #1329 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #249 
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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 4 more rankings of New York Institute of Technology and subject specific rankings for 3 subjects

#19
USA

Bank Street College of Education

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#20
USA

Berkeley College

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  • #2 
  • #2 
StuDocu World University Ranking - US & Canada
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #1201 
  • #7650 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#21
USA

Metropolitan College of New York

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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1375 
  • #1448 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1537 
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Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#22
USA

New York Law School

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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  • #787 
  • #5432 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#23
USA

School of Visual Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (1031 reviews)
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  • #938 
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Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#24
USA

SUNY College of Optometry

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (164 reviews)
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Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#25
USA

New York Academy of Art

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (42 reviews)
  • #1546 
  • #9729 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#26
USA

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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  • #1625 
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Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

  • #338 
  • #337 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #376 
  • #2853 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #146 
  • #148 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 7 more rankings of Pace University and subject specific rankings for 4 subjects

  • #586 
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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #334 
  • #2407 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #337 
  • #348 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 6 more rankings of Touro College and subject specific rankings for 2 subjects

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (161 reviews)
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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #234 
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Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
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Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 4 more rankings of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and subject specific rankings for 1 subjects

  • #771 
  • #600 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #954 
  • #996 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #171 
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US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
[Published 27 October, 2023]
Show 2 more rankings of Marymount Manhattan College

#31
USA

Boricua College

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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#32
USA

Graduate Division, LIM College

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (29 reviews)

#33
USA

Helene Fuld College of Nursing


#34
USA

Institute of International Education-IIE


#35
USA

New York Studio School


Highest subject rankings of universities in New York

Marketing QS Business Masters
#2 
Columbia University in New York
Engineering Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#2 
Columbia University in New York
Law US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
#4 
Columbia University in New York
Education US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
#4 
New York University
Psychology QS World University Rankings By Subject
#7 
Columbia University in New York
Computer Science Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#8 
Columbia University in New York
Geology QS World University Rankings By Subject
#9 
Columbia University in New York
Mathematics QS World University Rankings By Subject
#9 
New York University
Nursing & Health Care Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#11 
Touro College
Linguistics QS World University Rankings By Subject
#39 
New York University

Student Opinions About Studying in New York

“The best perk about living in New York City for me is that the city is so alive, and there’s always an infinity of events to check out if you know where to look.”

“A good way to quickly start to settle in and feel at home in NYC after moving here is to keep your eyes open for posters advertising events, especially those put up on campus grounds. Something I’ve learned in my time here is that this city attracts all kinds of incredible, talented and smart people, so you really have the opportunity to find your people and make connections.”

“When you’re looking for an apartment to rent, everyone should be aware that there are a lot of landlords who will try to force you into paying a lot of money in advance, but the law is that they can only ask for a maximum of a security deposit worth the same amount as one month’s rent. If they insist on more money, just keep looking for another flat, and don’t get discouraged!”

New York Key Facts for International Students

PROS

  • The city is so large and distinct according to which neighbourhood you are in, that there are many price levels for those who are looking for an apartment to rent. As a broad rule of thumb, house hunters shouldn’t expect rents of less than $1,200 per month even for the most basic of apartments.

  • NYC’s public transport is not known for its comfort, but it is known for being reliable when it comes to getting thousands of New Yorkers to their destinations every day. Students should ask their university administration for a Student MetroCard.

  • When it comes to healthcare, lower income student visa holders over the age of 19 are eligible to sign up for Essential Plan, New York’s Basic Health Program. Those who are new to the city should check their eligibility for the scheme as soon as possible.

CONS

  • As is to be expected from living in a giant metropolis like New York City, competition for every job advertised is fierce, which can be discouraging at first. It’s recommendable to have a backup plan in place in case the job hunt lasts longer than expected.

  • Rent prices are undeniably high in the majority of areas. Many people live with multiple roommates just to divide the rent and make it affordable. Living with so much company may not be for everyone.

  • Living in New York City is synonymous with waiting in long lines wherever you go. If you’re a tourist this is acceptable, but if you live here it can be tiresome.


30 out of 35 Universities in New York Ranked in at least one ranking

41 Different Rankings list Universities in New York (28 institution and 13 subject rankings)

35 Global Rankings rank Universities in New York Among TOP 200

Population: 8805000

Elevation: 10 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -5

District/province: New York,

Living costs for students in New York:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 118* (18% more expensive than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 126* (26% more expensive than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 111* (11% more expensive than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.15 US$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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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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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:

Research Performance: 40%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

Quality of Education: 25%

Alumni Employment: 25%

Quality of Faculty: 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:

Scientific Impact Number of Publications Collaboration Open Access Gender Diversity

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Forbes

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Kiplinger

Criteria used in ranking -Kiplinger's Best College Values:

Quality Criteria 55% Cost Criteria 45%

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MONEY

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Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Public Colleges:

Quality of education 33.33% Affordability 33.33% Outcomes 33.33%

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Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges in America, ranked by value:

Quality of education 33.33% Affordability 33.33% Outcomes 33.33%

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Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Colleges That Add the Most Value:

Quality of education 33.33% Affordability 33.33% Outcomes 33.33%

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:

Research Productivity: 25%

  • # Articles last 11 years: 10%
  • # Articles current year: 15%

Research Impact: 35%

  • # Citations last 11 years: 15%
  • # Citations last 2 years: 10%
  • Average # citations last 11 years: 10%

Research Excellence: 40%

  • H-index last 2 years: 10%
  • # Highly cited papers last 11 years: 15%
  • # Articles current year in high-impact journals: 15%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Academic:

Article count (AC) Fractional count (FC) Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):

Ranking is based on ROI

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:

Teaching: 40%

  • Ratio Faculty/Student: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Doctoral Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Doctoral Degrees Awarded/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • World Teaching Reputation: 8%

Research: 40%

  • Citations per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • Doctoral Degrees per Accepted PhD: 8%
  • Normalized Citation Impact: 8%
  • Papers per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • World Research Reputation: 8%

International Diversity: 10%

  • International Faculty: 2%
  • International Students: 2%
  • International Co-Authored Papers: 2%
  • Reputation Outside Geographical Region: 2%
  • International Level: 2%

Financial Sustainability: 10%

  • Institutional Income per Faculty: 2%
  • Institutional Income per Student: 2%
  • Papers per Research Income: 2%
  • Research Income per Academic/Research Staff: 2%
  • Research Income per Institutional Income: 2%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Academic Rankings:

Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20% Citation per papers 20% Papers per academic and research staff 20% International research reputation 20% Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:

Teaching Reputation 50% Research Reputation 50%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:

Quality of Education 10%

  • Alumni winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 10%

Quality of Faculty 40%

  • Staff winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 20%
  • Highly Cited Researchers 20%

Research Output 40%

  • Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded & Social Science Citation Index 20%

Per Capita Performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:

30% Teaching (the Learning Environment)

  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%

30% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

30% Citations (Research Influence)

7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5%
  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%

2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)"

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global Employability University Ranking:

Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings:

Research Reputation 66,6% Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities:

Proportion of international students 25% Proportion of international staff 25% Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25% University’s international reputation 25%

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The Princeton Review

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:

Patent Volume 33% Patent Citations 34% Industry Article Citation Impact 11% Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11% Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:

Outcomes 40% (employability) Resources 30% Engagement 20% (teaching) Environment 10% (diversity)

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:

Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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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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