University of Pennsylvania Ranks 10th in the World According to Times Higher Education!
The most trusted institution in the world of college rankings just released their annual list of the top universities and colleges in the world and West Philly’s own University of Pennsylvania ranks 10th. That’s right UPenn climbed seven spots from last year’s 17th place to cracking the top 10.
In total 1,000 universities were included in the rankings by Times Higher Education (not to be confused with High Times), which is like the bible for university rankings for high schoolers looking to continue onto the next level. To qualify, prospective universities must teach undergraduates and produce at least 150 articles a year. Other criteria include 13 performance indicators in five categories including research, citations, teaching, industry income, and international outlook.
Overall, the U.S dominated the top 10 list with the California Institute of technology tying Stanford for 3rd place, MIT taking 5th place, and the University of Chicago coming in 9th. So who where the top 2? Well the good ol’ University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge came provided the 1-2 punch. In the grand scheme of things, Germany and the Netherlands were the most represented countries on the list.
So congrats to the Quakers for making the top 10. Make sure you share this with a UPenn student, alumnus, or alumna. See the full list here.