UC San Diego named one of the world's best universities

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The UC San Diego was named one of the best universities in the world in an annual ranking by Times Higher Education (THE).

UCSD was ranked as the 31st best school on the list of more than 1,000 academic institutions - both public and private.

Universities are ranked based on a number of indicators, including learning environment, research influence, industry income, international outlook, and more, according to THE.

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The institution climbed 10 spots compared to last year's rankings, "thanks to an increase in its scores for the three research metrics (reputation, income, and output) and a rise in the amount of industry income it received per staff," according to THE's report.

As for the rest of the UC system, UCLA ranked 15th, UC Berkeley ranked 18th, UC Santa Barbara ranked 53rd, UC Davis ranked 54th, and UC Irvine ranked 99th. USC ranked 66th and San Diego State University went unranked in the 401-500 range.

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California was the most represented state among all American universities listed, with 13 universities, followed by New York and Texas with 11 universities and Massachusetts with nine.

The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, both in the United Kingdom, took the first and second spot, followed by the California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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