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UC San Diego ranks 7th among the best universities in the U.S. and world

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 17:49:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The University of California San Diego continues to rack up the accolades, once again ranking among the best universities in the U.S. and the world.

The latest Center for World University Rankings, published Monday, examined 20,000 universities around the world and focused on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty and research performance.

For the 2019-20 CWUR rankings, UC San Diego was listed in 7th among public U.S. universities. Among all U.S. universities, the La Jolla school ranked 21st.

UC San Diego’s influence and reputation is known throughout the world, with CWUR’s 2019-20 ranking the school 27th -- or among the top 0.2 percent -- in the entire world.

“UC San Diego’s collaborative, interdisciplinary research culture advances the frontiers of knowledge, shapes new fields of study, and disseminates discoveries that transform lives," said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. "Our world-renowned faculty and scholars consistently discover solutions to society's most pressing issues while teaching the next generation of global thinkers and leaders how to drive innovation, fuel economic growth, and make the world a better place."

In addition to the CWUR rankings, Nature ranked UC San Diego 4th among public research universities. Times Higher Education ranked the campus the No. 1 university established between 1945 and 1967, and CNBC ranked UC San Diego 11th for public colleges that pay off the most for alumni.