U.S. News: CU-Boulder, CSU among Top 400 universities in world

By: Steve Wednesday October 24, 2012 0 comments Tags: CSU, CU-Boulder

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CU-Boulder took the No. 157 spot and Colorado State University placed No. 365 on the list of the "Top Universities Worldwide" list compiled by U.S. News and World Report.

The Top 10 universities in 2012 were a clean sweep by the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

While the UK's University of Cambridge topped the list the last two years, this year the Massachusetts Institute of Technology jumped from No. 3 last year to No. 1.

The rankings, updated annually by U.S. News, are based on the 2012 QS World University Rankings developed by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global career and education network.

The World's Best Universities list rates schools on factors such as academic reputation, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.

This year's Top 10 universities in the world are:

  1. MIT (US)

  2. University of Cambridge (UK)

  3. Harvard University (US)

  4. University College London (UK)

  5. University of Oxford (UK)

  6. Imperial College London (UK)

  7. Yale University (US)

  8. University of Chicago (US)

  9. Princeton University (US)

  10. California Institute of Technology (US)


A complete list of the 2012 rankings is available at www.usnews.com/worldsbest.


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