PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State Ranked No. 46 Globally, No. 29 Nationally

Penn State keeps on climbing: The Center For World University Rankings pegged it the 46th-best university in the world and 29th-best in the country in its most recent report. It’s the third straight year Penn State has seen a boost.

The center uses an eight-pronged methodology to arrive at its annual rankings, and it doesn’t rely on university data submissions or surveys. It considers quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents, putting a different weight on each measure. Of those, quality of education and patents seemed to hurt Penn State — it was no lower than No. 42 in all of the other six categories, but No. 100 in patents and No. 226 in quality of education. Its overall score was a 57.19 out of 100, which was only achieved by No. 1 Harvard. That top five was rounded out by Stanford, MIT, Cambridge, and Oxford.

Penn State was No. 50 in the world in 2013 and No. 64 in the world in 2012, so a jump of 18 spots in two years is quite impressive. You’re already wondering it, so yes, we beat Ohio State by a single spot on this list. But Penn State was the sixth-highest Big Ten university on the list, trailing Michigan (No. 21), Northwestern (No. 23), Wisconsin (No. 25), Illinois (No. 28), and Rutgers (No. 33). Pitt, meanwhile, clocked in at No. 53, and Temple is way down there at No. 390.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

Comments

Other posts by Tim

Penn State’s New Academic Mark Is Just Awful

My brain is not able to understand how a team of people supposedly proficient in this industry gathered, looked at this new mark, and said, “Yes, this will do!”

Penn State Hoops To Host DePaul In Inaugural Gavitt Tipoff

James Franklin To Throw First Pitch At Yankee Stadium On April 28

‘Tim’s Law’ Anti-Hazing Bill Approved By PA Senate, On To Governor Wolf’s Desk

“Tim’s Law,” the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, was approved by the Pennsylvania Senate Monday. The legislation is named after Tim Piazza, who died following a hazing ritual at the on-campus Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February 2017.  Now that it’s been passed by both Pennsylvania’s Senate and House of Representatives, the bill will move […]

[Photo Story] Relive Homecoming Weekend 2018

Now that you’ve had a full day to recover from the heartbreaking 21-17 loss to Michigan State, it’s time to relive the other, more successful parts of Homecoming weekend.

Send this to a friend