UC Berkeley trumps Stanford in worldwide university reputation ranking

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UC Berkeley remains one of the world’s best-regarded universities, according to the recently released 2013 Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking.

The ranking, which measures global university reputations, placed UC Berkeley fifth out of 100 universities, beating out Bay Area rival Stanford University, which came in sixth place. UC Berkeley placed ahead of other notable institutions, including the California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Princeton University and Yale University. The 2013 ranking keeps UC Berkeley in the same position as its ranking in 2012 and one down from its previous fourth-place ranking in 2011.

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings “employ the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands,” according to its website.

On a 100-point scale, UC Berkeley scored 66.9 for teaching reputation, and its research reputation earned it a 75.1, giving the public research university an overall score of 72.4. Harvard University topped the list with a score of 100.

The UC system as a whole made a strong showing in the ranking, with UCLA placing eighth, UC San Diego 34th and UC Davis 48th.

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