UC San Diego ranked among top US and global colleges


SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – UC San Diego is among the top universities in the country, according to a new US News and World Report ranking.

The publication, which annually ranks public and private universities, ranked UCSD sixth among U.S. public colleges and the 21st best university in the world in its 2022 list of the world’s best universities.

Annual rankings take into account a university’s academic research, reputation, international collaboration, and publications among the metrics used for the list. The 2022 list of the world’s best universities evaluated 1,750 institutions in 90 countries, according to UCSD.

“UC San Diego is regularly recognized in global and national rankings for the impact of our scholarship on many topics, from microbiology to geosciences,” said Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. “As one of the world’s leading research-oriented public universities, our researchers leverage international collaboration to produce high-quality research that solves critical problems, increases economic output, and benefits society. “

UCSD was ranked among the top 10 universities in the world in eight subjects and among the top 20 in 11 areas, including:

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology (1)
  • Microbiology (3)
  • Biotechnology and applied microbiology (4)
  • Cell Biology (5)
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology (7)
  • Biology and Biochemistry (7)
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics (8)
  • Neurosciences and Behavior (10)
  • Immunology (15)
  • Geosciences (18)
  • Clinical Medicine (18)

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