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QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 12 subjects for 2022

The Institute also ranks second in two subject areas.
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MIT has earned a No. 1 spot in 12 subject areas, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2022, announced today.

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

MIT also placed second in two subject areas: Biological Sciences and Economics and Econometrics.

For 2022, universities were evaluated in 34 specific subjects and five broader subject areas. MIT was also ranked No. 1 in two of these broader subject areas: Natural Sciences, and Engineering and Technology.

Quacquarelli Symonds Limited subject rankings, published annually, are designed to help prospective students find the leading schools in their field of interest. Rankings are based on research quality and accomplishments, academic reputation, and graduate employment.

MIT has been ranked as the No. 1 university in the world by QS World University Rankings for 10 straight years.

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