AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. News and World Report ranked The University of Texas at Austin No. 32 in the world in its latest ranking of Best Global Universities, marking the fourth time this year a prestigious international group has placed UT Austin among the best international universities.
The rankings are based on 12 indicators that measure academic research performance and global and regional reputations, according to the publication. Students are encouraged to use the rankings to explore higher education options globally and compare key aspects of schools’ research missions.
The ranking placed UT Austin No. 9 among public universities in the U.S.
One other Texas university made the top 100: Rice University at No. 81.
U.S. News included global subject rankings this year. UT Austin earned top 50 rankings in 11 subjects:
- Arts & Humanities - No. 21
- Chemistry - No. 10
- Computer Science - No. 2
- Economics and Business - No. 38
- Engineering - No. 34
- Geosciences - No. 32
- Materials Science - No. 32
- Mathematics - No. 13
- Physics - No. 34
- Social Sciences and Public Health - No. 45
- Space Science - No. 21
The global rankings focus specifically on schools’ academic research and reputation overall and not their separate undergraduate or graduate programs, according to U.S. News. They rely heavily on metrics such as faculty publications, citations and highly cited papers, drawing on data from Clarivate Analytics InCites, formerly known as the research productivity arm of Thomson Reuters.
The overall rankings include 1,000 universities in 60 countries.
UT Austin has been ranked near the top globally in other recent publications, including No. 30 in the world by the Center for World University Rankings, No. 51 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities and No. 49 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.