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.
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.