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How UC Davis ranks with world’s best universities, according to survey

The Mondavi Center for the Arts is seen on the campus of University of California, Davis.
The Mondavi Center for the Arts is seen on the campus of University of California, Davis. Bee file

A local university is being ranked among the best in the world.

University of California, Davis, is tied for 52nd overall on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings – a list that includes 1,250 schools in 74 countries.

The college just west of Sacramento scored 71.5 points on the report, tying it with Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Rockefeller University in New York City.

Harvard University tops the fourth annual version of this list as the only school with a perfect score of 100. Three California universities are in the top 10: Stanford at No. 3 (92.3 points), University of California, Berkeley is fourth (90.8) and California Institute of Technology ranks sixth (85.7).

Breaking down UC Davis, it ranked 38th overall in two of the 13 factors used to determine the total score: Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited (12.5 percent of the rankings indicator) and total citations (7.5 percent). Its lowest rank among the factors is 592, which came in percentage of total publications with international collaboration. Read here to learn more about the methodology.

In subject rankings, UC Davis is No. 1 overall in plant and animal science, and No. 2 in agricultural sciences.

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