MIT Ranks As World’s Top University For Fifth Time

Sep 07, 2016

The latest QS World University Rankings place MIT as the top university in the world. This marks five years in a row in which the Institute has earned the number one spot, according to MIT.

The full 2016-17 rankings are published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing in education and study abroad. The QS rankings are reportedly based on research quality, graduate employment, teaching quality and an assessment of the global diversity of faculty and students from 916 institutions worldwide. MIT earns a perfect 100 overall score for all categories combined, according to the university. MIT was also ranked the world’s top university in 12 of 42 disciplines ranked by QS, which were released from April to June.

Top rankings include five of six disciplines in the “engineering and technology” category: chemical engineering; civil and structural engineering; computer science; electrical engineering; and mechanical, aeronautical, and manufacturing engineering. QS also ranks the Institute as the world’s best university in architecture; linguistics; chemistry; physics and astronomy; materials science; statistics; and economics.

The Institute reportedly ranked among the top five institutions worldwide in another seven QS disciplines: mineral and mining engineering (2), art and design (2), accounting and finance (2), biological sciences (3), mathematics (3), environmental sciences (3), and earth and marine sciences (4). MIT also remained in sixth place in business and management studies for the second year.

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