Resources on university and college rankings around the world

Academic Ranking of World Universities – An annual ranking of the top universities in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia/Pacific region. Institutions are ranked by indicators such as faculty and alumni winning prestigious prizes or publishing in prestigious journals, as well as per capita academic performance. (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Times Online Good University Guide in 2008 ranked the Top 20 UK universities in the following order:

1  Oxford   
2  Cambridge 
3  Imperial College
4  London School of Economics
5  St Andrews
6  University College London
7  Warwick  
8  Bristol 
9  Durham 
10  King’s College London 
11  Bath
12  Loughborough 
13  Edinburgh 
14  Southampton 
15  Aston 
16  York 
17  Exeter 
18  School of Oriental and African Studies
19  Nottingham 
20  East Anglia

Sunday Times 2006 varsity rankings http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/stug2006/stug2006.pdf
(in ranking order: Oxford University; Cambridge University; Imperial College; London School of Economics; Edinburgh University; University College London; St Andrews University; Warwick University;
York University; Bristol University; Durham University; Nottingham University; Bath University; Loughborough University; SOAS; Royal Holloway; Manchester University; King’s College London;
Newcastle University; Glasgow University; Sheffield University)

The Complete University Guide is a useful guide for UK universities.

America’s Best Colleges – This annual rating of colleges, from US News & World Report magazine, also offers ‘a detailed school directory, interactive tools, a step-by-step college admissions guide, articles, and more.’

College and University Rankings Links – A directory of numerous college ranking lists, covering both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as schools outside the US. We recommend reading the Caution & Controversy article, which discusses the validity of rankings. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

College Results – Not really a ranking guide, this site allows you to learn about universities’ records of graduating diverse groups of students, and compare the graduation rates of similar institutions. Data is drawn from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. (The Education Trust)

TheU.com  – ‘Uncensored College Video Tours and College Reviews. For Students, By Students.’ A forum for students to share their opinions about life at colleges and universities throughout the country. You may need to register and obtain a password for full access. (Commercial site)

South Plainfield Public Library’s college prep links an amazing collection of resources.

Graduates from top universities twice likely to be ‘high earners’

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