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QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2018-19

Ranked at the top for the seventh straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 of 48 disciplines.
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For the seventh year in a row MIT has topped the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today.

The full 2018-19 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 48 disciplines ranked by QS, as announced in February of this year.

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

Additional high-ranking MIT subjects include: Art and Design (No. 4), Biological Sciences (No. 2), Earth and Marine Sciences (No. 3), Environmental Sciences (No. 3), Accounting and Finance (No. 2), Business and Management Studies (No. 4), and Economics and Econometrics (No. 2).

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CNBC

Abigail Hess of CNBC writes that MIT has been named the best university in the world by QS for the seventh consecutive year in a row. “No other university has managed such a long run at the top,” notes Hess.

Xinhuanet

Xinhua reports that MIT has been named the world’s leading university by QS World University Rankings for a “record-breaking” seventh consecutive year.

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