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US News & World Report

In their Global University Rankings, we've ranked #2 overall since 2016.

U.S. News & World Report has published annual rankings of American undergraduate and graduate institutions for decades. America's Best Colleges is released in August; and America's Best Graduate Schools is released in April. MIT's placement from these ranking systems is displayed in the Tableau table below. In 2016, US. News & World Report began ranking universities from around the world. Best Global Universities is released in October; jump to view MIT's global rankings. Visit their Colleges and Global websites for more information.


MIT's relative position in Best Colleges and Best Graduate Schools Rankings:

Download a Mobile-Friendly PDF. Use the menus on the right to choose years and select between the 3 rankings.


MIT's overall relative position in Best Global Universities Rankings:

201620172018
222

Various indicator rankings:

 2018 
Global score97.3
Global research reputation2
Regional research reputation4
Publications32
Books27
Conferences12
Normalized citation impact3
Total citations9
Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited8
Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited2
International collaboration29
Percentage of total publications with international collaboration363
Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited3
Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited1

Rankings by Subject:

 2017 2018 
Arts and Humanities99
Biology and Biochemistry22
Chemistry22
Clinical Medicine1411
Computer Science14
Economics and Business22
Engineering23
Environment/Ecology86115
Geosciences89
Immunology88
Materials Science12
Mathematics24
Microbiology22
Molecular Biology and Genetics22
Neuroscience and Behavior55
Pharmacology and Toxicology7
Physics11
Psychiatry/Psychology2120
Social Sciences and Public Health4435
Space Science2425