Northwestern places 30th in international ranking

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

Northwestern remains the 30th best university in the world for the second year in a row, according to Shanghai Jai Tong University.

The Chinese school released its Academic Ranking of World Universities on Thursday, putting Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley in its top three this year. Although the global standings generally stayed the same in the top 10, the University of California, Berkeley took the No. 3 spot from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which fell to fourth.

NU came in 22nd among U.S. universities on the international list.

(Northwestern improves to 17th in Forbes ranking)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranks the universities according to criteria such as student performance and the level of references to the school’s scientific research papers.

Correction: A previous version of this blog post misspelled “Berkeley” due to an editing error. The Daily regrets the error.

— Edward Cox