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QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2017-18

Ranked at the top for the sixth straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 of 46 disciplines.


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MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the sixth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position.

The full 2017-18 rankings — published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing in education and study abroad — can be found at topuniversities.com. The QS rankings were based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, proportion of international faculty, and proportion of international students. MIT earned a perfect overall score of 100.

MIT was also ranked the world’s top university in 12 of 46 disciplines ranked by QS, as announced in March of this year.

MIT received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Architecture/Built Environment; Linguistics; Computer Science and Information Systems; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering; Chemistry; Materials Science; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy; and Economics.

The Institute also ranked among the top five institutions worldwide in another seven QS disciplines: Art and Design (No. 2), Biological Sciences (No. 2), Earth and Marine Sciences (No. 5), Environmental Sciences (No. 3), Accounting and Finance (No. 2), Business and Management Studies (No. 4), and Statistics and Operational Research (No. 2).


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