University of Michigan Ranked 23rd in the World

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — It’s not only the football team that is being highly ranked this week.

Photo by Andrew Horne.

According to a new ranking published by Q.S. Top Universities—a ranking service that is in its 12th year—the University of Michigan is the 23rd-best university in the world. Narrowing the list, U-M is also slotted as the 12th-best university in the United States and the top-ranked public school.

The Maize and Blue fell out of the Top 25 last year, landing at number 30 in the world, but boasted the 23rd ranking in 2014, the 22nd ranking in 2013, and the 17th ranking in 2012.

According to Q.S. Top Universities, “There is something for everyone here. Michigan’s programs are responsive to the changing needs of society; relevant to the goals of our students and community partners; rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative study, research and practical applications; and reflective of the traditions of excellence, innovation, and leadership.”

Michigan State University is the second-ranked school in the state, coming in at 160 overall, its highest ranking of the last five years. MSU also boasts the 8th-best Agriculture & Forestry school in the rankings.

Michigan Tech rounds out the list for the state at number 501, matching its ranking from 2015.



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