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MIT ranked third in top worldwide university rankings

MIT has been ranked third in the recently published QS World University Rankings for 2011-12, up two spots from the Institute’s fifth-place ranking last year.

The full rankings — published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing in education and study abroad — can be found at

In the rankings by faculty area, MIT continued to be ranked No. 1 in engineering and improved its ranking in other categories this year:
  • Natural sciences: 3rd (4th in 2010)
  • Life sciences and medicine: 7th (8th in 2010)
  • Social sciences and management: 9th (12th in 2010)
  • Arts and humanities: 26th (27th in 2010)

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