CWUR Money UC rankings

University of California campuses earned high marks in two recently released rankings of higher education institutions. The rankings demonstrate the UC system's exceptional quality both internationally and in terms of providing an undergraduate education that delivers a high return on investment.

Center for World University Rankings

Seven of the UC system’s 10 campuses placed among the top 100 universities in the world, with four campuses ranking in the top 20, according to an assessment by the Center for World University Rankings, which listed the top 1,000 universities.

Campuses were measured on eight quantifiable factors, including educational quality, faculty quality, alumni employment, and the number of publications, patents, and research citations produced. The Center for World University Rankings is the largest academic ranking of global universities, with more than 25,000 institutions of higher education evaluated worldwide to compile its list.

The UC campuses listed include:

7. UC Berkeley

15. UCLA

17. UC San Diego

18. UC San Francisco

49. UC Davis

58. UC Santa Barbara

88. UC Irvine

Money Magazine Best Colleges Rankings

Seven of UC's nine undergraduate campuses were named among the top 100 “best values” in Money Magazine’s Best Colleges rankings, also released this month. Money evaluates which schools provide the best value based on 24 factors in three evenly weighted categories: quality of education, affordability and outcomes.

Of the approximately 2,000 four-year U.S. colleges and universities evaluated, UC campuses ranked as follows:

5. UC Berkeley

14. UC San Diego

16. UC Irvine

17. UC Davis

20. UCLA

41. UC Santa Cruz

92. UC Santa Barbara

For more information and a detailed explanation of methodology, please see the rankings websites below:

Center for World University Rankings website

Money Magazine Best Colleges Rankings website