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9 UC campuses ranked among world’s best universities

Nine University of California campuses placed among the top 150 universities in the world in rankings that focus on the quality of research and faculty released today (Aug. 15) by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

American universities dominated the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with UC Berkeley coming in first among public universities, followed closely by UCLA, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco. 

UC campuses also did very well in the overall rankings:

  • UC Berkeley, fourth
  • UCLA, 12th
  • UC San Diego, 14th
  • UC San Francisco, 18th
  • UC Santa Barbara, 41st
  • UC Irvine, 47th
  • UC Davis, 55th
  • UC Santa Cruz, 93rd
  • UC Riverside, 101-150th grouping

UC Berkeley has been in the top four of the rankings since they began in 2003. For the first time this year, UC Santa Cruz broke into the top 100.

The rankings also rated the top 200 universities in five broad academic areas and five subject areas.

UC rankings in broad academic areas:

Natural sciences and mathematics

1. UC Berkeley
9. UCLA
18. UC Santa Barbara
26. UC San Diego
31. UC Irvine
51-75. UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz
76-100. UC Riverside

Engineering-technology and computer sciences

3. UC Berkeley
7. UC Santa Barbara
18. UC San Diego
26. UCLA
50-75. UC Davis, UC Irvine

Life and agricultural sciences

5. UC San Francisco
8. UC Berkeley
11. UC San Diego
15. UCLA
23. UC Davis
51-75. UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz
101-150. UC Riverside

Clinical medicine and pharmacy

2. UC San Francisco
9. UCLA
22. UC San Diego
28. UC Berkeley
51-75. UC Davis
101-150. UC Irvine

Social science

4. UC Berkeley
16. UCLA
23. UC San Diego
42. UC Irvine
51-75. UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara
151-200. UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz

UC subject rankings:

Mathematics

3. UC Berkeley
9. UCLA
22. UC San Diego
51-75. UC Davis
76-100. UC Irvine
101-150. UC Santa Barbara

Physics

1. UC Berkeley
12. UC Santa Barbara
22. UCLA
33. UC Santa Cruz
45. UC Irvine
51-75. UC San Diego
101-150. UC Davis
151-200. UC Riverside

Chemistry

1. UC Berkeley
7. UCLA
13. UC Santa Barbara
18. UC San Diego
26. UC Irvine
47. UC Riverside
51-75. UC Davis

Computer science

3. UC Berkeley
9. UCLA
11. UC San Diego
24. UC Davis
29. UC Irvine
51-75. UC Santa Barbara

Economics

4. UC Berkeley
15. UCLA
18. UC San Diego
48. UC Irvine
51-75. UC Santa Barbara
76-100. UC Davis