UW–Madison ranks highly worldwide, also named a Best Value College

UW–Madison ranks highly worldwide, also named a Best Value College

UW Madison logoThe University of Wisconsin–Madison has performed well in two rankings released this week.

UW–Madison is ranked 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the third-highest ranked Big Ten school, behind only the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.

Conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, ARWU uses six indicators to rank world universities, including: the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate, number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and the per capita academic performance of a university.

Last year, UW–Madison was ranked 31st in the world, 21st in the U.S. and second among Big Ten universities. More than 2,000 universities were ranked, with the top 1,000 published by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

In addition, UW–Madison has once again been named a Best Value College by Princeton Review, coming in 28th among public schools. It also was ranked 8th in Best Schools for Financial Aid among publics, up from 16th last year.

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