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This Is Why We’re Hot

Penn State was ranked #14 in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, which is run by the the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Spain. We beat a bunch of the Ivies (Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, and Yale), which is pretty sweet. MIT was ranked #1.

The Big Ten was very well represented on the list. The University of Michigan was ranked #6; the University of Minnesota was ranked #8; the University of Illinois was ranked #9; and the University of Wisconsin was ranked #11.

The rankings were determined by a formula that included the following variables:

  • Size– normalized number of pages found by major search engines
  • Visibility– number of inlinks recieved
  • Rich Files– number of files with extensions like .doc, .ppt, .pdf, .xls, etc
  • Scholar– number of papers and citations for each domain

Indeed, Penn State benefits from being a very large public resarch university, but it’s still cool.

[via the Chronicle of Higher Education]

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