UT Austin Ranks No. 37 in World for Academic Excellence


The University of Texas at Austin is ranked No. 37 in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which evaluates more than 1,200 international higher education institutions.

UT Austin is No. 11 among U.S. public universities and No. 27 in the nation overall according to the rankings compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

ARWU rates global universities using academic and research performance indicators including: the number of alumni and staff who have won Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories, the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science, the number of papers indexed in major citation indices and the per capita performance of institutions. 

ARWU breakout lists that recognize world universities in broad fields and specific subjects feature UT Austin in the top 50 for:

  • Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (Field) - No. 5
  • Computer Science (Subject) - No. 7
  • Social Science (Field) - No. 20
  • Mathematics (Subject) - No. 20
  • Chemistry (Subject) - No. 26
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Field) - No. 28
  • Physics (Subject) - No. 34
  • Economics (Subject) - No. 36

Other Texas universities ranked in the top 100 are The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (No. 44), Rice University (No. 84) and Texas A&M University (No. 100). The top 500 worldwide are published online at http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2015.html.

UT Austin has also been ranked near the top globally in recent publications such as the Center for World University Rankings (No. 30), U.S. News’ Global University Rankings (No. 30), and the Nature Index (No. 19), which recognizes high-impact research.