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Old 08-25-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Their criteria:


The Academic Ranking of World Universities Website:
Academic Ranking of World Universities | ARWU | First World University Ranking | Shanghai Ranking

The Academic Ranking of World Universities, Top 500
Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2012| Top 500 universities | Shanghai Ranking - 2012 | World University Ranking - 2012

Major North American Cities by the number of ARWU Top 100 schools:

New York: 6
7 Princeton
8 Columbia
11 Yale
27 NYU
32 Rockefeller
61 Rutgers

Boston: 4
1 Harvard
3 MIT
65 Brown
71 Boston U

Los Angeles: 4
6 Cal Tech
12 UCLA
45 UC Irvine
46 USC

San Francisco: 3
2 Stanford
4 UC Berkeley
18 UC San Francisco

Chicago: 2
9 U Chicago
30 Northwestern

Raleigh: 2
36 Duke
41 UNC Chapel Hill

Pittsburgh: 2
51 Carnegie Mellon U
58 U Pittsburgh

Toronto: 2
27 U Toronto
92 McMaster

Washington DC: 2
17 Johns Hopkins
38 U Maryland, College Park

Major North American Cities with 1 school in ARWU top 100 in order of highest ranking:

Philadelphia
14 U Pennsylvania

San Diego
15 UC San Diego

Seattle
16 U Washington

Detroit
22 U Michigan, Ann Arbor

Minneapolis
29 U Minnesota, Twin Cities

St Louis
31 Washington U in St Louis

Denver
33 U Colorado, Boulder

Austin
35 U Texas, Austin

Vancouver
39 U British Columbia

Sacramento
47 UC Davis

Dallas
48 U Texas, Southwestern Medical center at Dallas

Montreal
63 McGill

Columbus
65 Ohio State U, Columbus

Tucson
77 U Arizona

Phoenix
79 Arizona State U, Tempe

Salt Lake City
82 U Utah

Rochester
86 U Rochester

Houston
91 Rice

Cleveland
99 Case Western

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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PS The US does incredibly overall but we're even more impressive when pure academic quality is weighed. Congrats.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: not Chicagoland
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I would have expected to see Northwestern much higher and a few schools are a surprise to see so high such as Utah.

Why did they choose Nature & Science as a criteria over something else?
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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John Hopkins is Baltimore, not DC.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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This is pretty laughable. So you're telling me a place like UCSF is enarmored to a higher rank than Northwestern? Some third rate school like Utah, Arizona State, or Columbus higher ranked than a place like Case Western or more specifically Rice?

I went to school at the University of Toronto, it's truly an astonishing school but it has no business being ahead of Northwestern.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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Wow didn't know Princeton was in NYCs metro. Always thought it was Phillys. It sucks for Philly though. So many universities and only 1 ranks. These lists you post Montclair hate Philly xD
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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This is pretty laughable. So you're telling me a place like UCSF is enarmored to a higher rank than Northwestern? Some third rate school like Utah, Arizona State, or Columbus higher ranked than a place like Case Western or more specifically Rice?

I went to school at the University of Toronto, it's truly an astonishing school but it has no business being ahead of Northwestern.
Well, the reason why this is my absolute favorite ranking is because the criteria is cut and dry, dispensing of things I consider fluff like alumni giving rates and teacher-to-student ratio.

If we're talking quality of academics their criteria is the best Ive seen so far.

So maybe Northwestern and Case Western do better when things like teacher-to-student ratio and alumni giving rates are factored in, but I very much appreciate this ranking's emphasis on quality of faculty, education and the school's standing in science and research.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Also how did UChicago, Columbia, UC Berkeley, Cal Tech and UCLA rank over uPenn? Interesting
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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Also how did UChicago, Columbia, UC Berkeley, Cal Tech and UCLA rank over uPenn?
Simple.

Their criteria:
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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Simple.

Their criteria:
Fair enough .. But still this list is fishy. Cal tech should be like number 20 and JHU should be ranked higher . Princeton is in Philly's CSA and UPenn should be ranked higher. Temple U should be on the list also.
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