Arizona State University has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, according to a new listing by Center for World University Rankings.
According to the survey by the CWUR, ASU ranked 73rd overall, up from 79th last year, as one of the elite universities worldwide. In the state of Arizona, ASU was ranked as the top university and cracked the top 50 at No. 46 for universities in the United States.
The University of Arizona ranked 78th on the overall list and 49th in the U.S.
The list is compiled using data from performance tables that measures the quality of education and training of students, and faculty prominence and research. In the survey, there is no reliance on university-provided data or surveys.
The CWUR looked at more than 16,000 universities from all over the world, and measured them in three other categories. In the worldwide rankings, ASU landed at 20th in patents, 73rd in quality of faculty and 89th for strength of faculty research.
“Our ranking among the world’s best universities is a testament to our outstanding faculty,” said ASU president Michael Crow. “They are working to solve many of society’s most complex challenges through their research while instilling in our students a love of learning and a problem-solving mindset that makes them capable of meeting any challenge in life and in the work force.”
The United States had 57 of the top 100 universities. At the very top of the overall list were Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Oxford in England.