QS Ranks MIT the World’s Top University for 2016-17

Published in MIT News on September 15, 2016

Ranked No. 1 for the fifth straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 of 42 disciplines.

MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the fifth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position.

The full 2016-17 rankings — published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing in education and study abroad — can be found at topuniversities.com. The QS rankings were based on research quality, graduate employment, teaching quality, and an assessment of the global diversity of faculty and students from 916 institutions worldwide. MIT earn a perfect 100 overall score for all categories combined.

MIT was also ranked the world’s top university in 12 of 42 disciplines ranked by QS, which were released from April to June.

Those top rankings included 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 ranked the Institute as the world’s best university in architecture; linguistics; chemistry; physics and astronomy; materials science; statistics; and economics...

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