Universities in New York, USA
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New York
31 out of 35
  • Universities in New York
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
42
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in New York
  • (31 institution and 11 subject rankings)
33
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in New York
  • Among TOP 200

New York City is a city that offers prospective students access to some 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 free concerts that sometimes take place around the city, or they can take in the sights in Bryant or Battery Park, or take advantage of the student discounts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History.

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 back-up 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 to have to wait in lines everywhere you go.

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in New York, USA

Latest ranking updates related to universities in New York
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands published most recent results of CWTS Leiden Ranking. Includes 7 universities from New York.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Latest Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject (Earth & Environmental Science) from Nature Index. 9 universities from New York appear in this ranking.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions updated with Columbia University in New York ranked highest among 5 listed universities in New York.
  • 08 Jun, 2022: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings. Includes 5 universities from New York.

Highest subject rankings of universities in New York

Philosophy
#1 
New York University
Engineering
#2 
Columbia University in New York
Law
#3 
New York University
Art
#3 
The New School
Education
#4 
New York University
Biological Sciences
#5 
The Rockefeller University
Anatomy & Physiology
#5 
Columbia University in New York
Statistics
#5 
Columbia University in New York
Computer Science
#8 
Columbia University in New York
Communication & Media Studies
#9 
New York University

Rankings of universities in New York, USA 2022

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (985 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #16 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #11 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #22 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (820 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #26 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #26 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #39 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
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  • #139 
  • #138 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #246 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #314 
  • #529 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



#4

The New School

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  • #316 
  • #317 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #161 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #90 
  • #521 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (127 reviews)
  • #50 
  • #50 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #311 
  • #527 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #73 
  • #74 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.3 / 5.0 (9 reviews)
  • #212 
  • #212 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #150 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #170 
  • #422 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


  • #255 
  • #256 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #191 
  • #440 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #400 
  • #412 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


#8

Bernard M Baruch College, CUNY

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (10 reviews)
  • #233 
  • #234 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #396 
  • #559 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #153 
  • #155 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


#9

New York Institute of Technology

  • #253 
  • #253 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #293 
  • #516 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #249 
  • #255 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


#10

Pace University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
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  • #338 
  • #337 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #290 
  • #515 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #146 
  • #148 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


#11

The Rockefeller University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (408 reviews)
  • #62 
  • #157 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #42 
  • #89 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #42 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (265 reviews)
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  • #45 
  • #110 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #29 
  • #57 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #101 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (510 reviews)
  • #432 
  • #448 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #161 
  • #701 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #148 
  • #148 
US News Best National Universities
[Published 12 September, 2021]


#14

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • #93 
  • #238 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #90 
  • #301 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]
  • #109 
  • #375 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#15

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

  • #40 
  • #40 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #60 
  • #60 
Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 08 September, 2021]
  • #305 
  • #1731 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#16

The Juilliard School

  • #327 
  • #338 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #264 
  • #266 
Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 08 September, 2021]
  • #600 
  • #623 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (462 reviews)
  • #175 
  • #179 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #222 
  • #226 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #795 
  • #5337 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#18

The King's College

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  • #584 
  • #608 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #502 
  • #507 
Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 08 September, 2021]
  • #188 
  • #168 
US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
[Published 12 September, 2021]

#19

New York School of Interior Design

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (238 reviews)
  • #718 
  • #746 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #483 
  • #487 
Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 08 September, 2021]
  • #732 
  • #760 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


#20

Metropolitan College of New York

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (100 reviews)
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  • #1394 
  • #1465 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1377 
  • #1448 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1578 
  • #9704 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#21

Berkeley College

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (237 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #2 
StuDocu World University Ranking - US & Canada
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #1098 
  • #6874 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#22

New York Law School

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (108 reviews)
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  • #782 
  • #5230 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#23

School of Visual Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (1130 reviews)
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  • #891 
  • #5853 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#24

Bank Street College of Education

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • #925 
  • #6007 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#25

SUNY College of Optometry

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (185 reviews)
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  • #1325 
  • #7855 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#26

New York Academy of Art

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (286 reviews)
  • #1569 
  • #9586 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#27

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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  • #1644 
  • #10843 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#28

Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
  • #1646 
  • #10914 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#29

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (161 reviews)
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  • #513 
  • #501 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #368 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #741 
  • #769 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


#30

Touro College

  • #496 
  • #501 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #337 
  • #348 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #462 
  • #466 
Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 08 September, 2021]


#31

Marymount Manhattan College

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (215 reviews)
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  • #682 
  • #600 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #955 
  • #996 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #195 
  • #168 
US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
[Published 12 September, 2021]

#32

Graduate Division, LIM College

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (29 reviews)

#33

Boricua College

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
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#34

Institute of International Education-IIE


#35

New York Studio School


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

Population: 8176000

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 5.74 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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Columbia University in New York ranks #1 in New York in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in New York New York University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 49 rankings where New York University is listed.

New York University is ranked best in New York for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the New York University.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Engineering (Engineering). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

New York University is ranked best in New York for Law (Law). See all rankings for the New York University.

The New School is ranked best in New York for Arts Visual & Performing (Art). See all rankings for the The New School.

New York University is ranked best in New York for Education (Education). See all rankings for the New York University.

The Rockefeller University is ranked best in New York for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the The Rockefeller University.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Medicine & Health (Anatomy & Physiology). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

New York University is ranked best in New York for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the New York University.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

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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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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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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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

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY 50 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:
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 excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU North America:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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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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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
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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Scimago Institutions

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

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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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 Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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