Georgia Tech Climbs in World University Rankings

Georgia Tech moves up eight spots to No. 33 on the World University Rankings from Times Higher Education.
A close up of Tech Tower (Photo Credit: Ethan Trewhitt)

A close up of Tech Tower (Photo Credit: Ethan Trewhitt)

The World University Rankings released today by Times Higher Education show the Georgia Institute of Technology has moved from No. 41 to No. 33, the highest ranking among Georgia’s academic institutions.

The Institute was 20th among U.S. institutions and fifth among public universities.

The 2016-2017 World University Rankings list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions — teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

The top universities rankings use 13 performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available. This year's rankings include 980 universities from 79 countries, compared with 800 universities from 70 countries in last year's ranking.

This year's list of the best universities in the world features 148 of the top universities in the U.S. with 63 American universities making the top 200, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as the world’s No. 2 university, followed by Stanford University in third place, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in fifth, and Harvard University in sixth.  Oxford University in England was No. 1 overall.

Times Higher Education global rankings feature many performance indicators directly relevant to students and their families to help them choose where to study. This information includes faculty-student ratios, global reputation, total resources, the international mix on campus, and links to business.

This is the first year the rankings data and methodology were subject to an independent audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers.