UC Berkeley ranked world’s No. 1 public, fourth-best overall by US News

“UC Berkeley retains the title of the world’s No.1 public, and fourth-best university overall, in U.S. News & World Report’s latest global rankings,” according to the news magazine.

“As they did last year, Harvard, MIT and Stanford took the top three spots, with the UK’s University of Oxford right behind Berkeley to round out the top five.

“The California Institute of Technology held on to sixth place, with the University of Cambridge, Columbia, Princeton and the University of Washington in Seattle finishing out the top 10. Yale and Johns Hopkins dropped from the previous year to 11th and 12th.

“As for the top five public universities, UC Berkeley ranked first globally, followed by the University of Washington, UCLA, UCSF and UC San Diego.

“The U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Global University Rankings, made public today, focus on the publication of academic research and on reputation. This year, 1,250 universities in 75 countries were evaluated.”

The rest of the article is here.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

8 thoughts on “UC Berkeley ranked world’s No. 1 public, fourth-best overall by US News”

  1. Our local yokel Greg Goodknight’s alma mater (AKA an EE degree from Loyola Marymount University) is not mentioned anywhere near the top of this list, but I found a link here that honor’s Greg’s intellectual achievements. You have to scroll down to the very bottom of the page. It reads: “Greg Goodknight
    Sacramento, California Area
    Independent software engineer at my place” You go, Greg!
    https://alumnius.net/loyola_marymount_uni-7876-82

    1. What a hoot! Goodknight comes onto Rebane’s blog at 11:35 p.m. to tell us “Mudd is #2 in the country for PhD’s among alumni.” But Greg is not a PhD. He’s a “independent software engineer at my place.”

  2. It’s endless! Pruett — our local newlywed — is up and at ’em on Todd’s blog at 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning, directing more personal attacks at me while I’m still in bed. I enjoyed watching college football games this weekend. I noticed that his alma mater, Valparaiso, has a team (in the “Pioneer” League). The team (“Valpo Crusaders”) has a 1-8 record, having just lost to the Marist Red Foxes. Go Valpo! Go Barry!

  3. I heard the end of the Cal-USC game on internet radio from Shanghai, and Cal won! Cal’s last victory against USC came on September 27, 2003 in triple overtime, blocking the Trojans from the BCS National Championship game, but not from the national title courtesy of the AP. I remember watching that game from Tahoe and celebrating. Now I’m celebrating again! Ha!

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