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17 Texas Schools Made the Best Global Universities Ranking: How Did Your Alma Mater Do?

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In a list that covers 1,250 universities, these Texas schools have some phenomenal rankings. Does that really come as any surprise to you? Of course not, but what makes this ranking even more impressive is that it’s from a worldwide study, not just a U.S. one. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Global Universities” study results were recently released, and here’s how Texas schools rate:

Focusing more on academic research, this list differentiates itself from the “Best Colleges” ranking of the same media outlet. Schools partnering with global scholars, which produce articles that are often cited in such research have a leg up in this ranking. Tied with Washington University (St. Louis) for the number 32 position on the list, The University of Texas at Austin (UT) came in as the highest rated Lone Star State alma mater in a study that indexes the post-secondary institutions of over 70 countries.

17 Texas Schools Made ‘Best Global Universities’ Ranking: How Did Your Alma Mater Do?

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UT is in good company on this list, with additional Texas universities ranking in the following order:

  • Rice University at Number 81
  • Texas A&M University at Number 118
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, at Number 121
  • Baylor College of Medicine, at Number 126
  • University of Texas at Dallas, at Number 234
  • Baylor University at Number 341
  • University of Houston at Number 382
  • University of Texas at San Antonio at Number 448
  • University of Texas at Arlington at Number 462
  • Southern Methodist University at Number 466
  • Texas Tech University at Number 487
  • University of North Texas at Number 627
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, at Number 638
  • University of Texas at El Paso at Number 907
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center at Number 1,142
  • Texas State University at Number 1,233

As far as ranking by country, the top four universities throughout the world are found in the U.S. These top four are Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, and University of California-Berkeley. Overall, 221 American schools made the U.S. News and World Report’s global ranking.