UMD Ranked No. 40 in U.S. News Best Global Universities

UMD Ranked No. 40 in U.S. News Best Global Universities

The University of Maryland ranks No. 40 in the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings, which evaluates 1,000 universities across 65 countries. UMD tied for the 40th spot with École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne in Switzerland.

The Best Global Universities methodology weighs factors that measure a university's global and regional research reputation and academic research performance using bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration.

UMD was also ranked among the top 50 in eight subject rankings:

  • Geosciences – No. 10
  • Physics – No. 15
  • Economics and Business – No. 26
  • Space Science – No. 26
  • Arts and Humanities – No. 35
  • Environment/Ecology – No. 35
  • Computer Science – No. 38
  • Agricultural Sciences – No. 48

Four additional subjects at UMD made the top 100, including chemistry, plant and animal science, psychiatry/psychology, and social sciences and public health.

The full listing of the Best Global Universities is available here.

October 25, 2016


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