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April 25, 2022

UCR among top 1.3% of world institutions

Almost 20,000 colleges and universities surveyed

Author: Imran Ghori
April 25, 2022

UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2022-23 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, April 25.

The campus ranked No. 249 out of 19,788 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 81.

The rankings are published by the Center for World University Rankings, a consultancy based in the United Arab Emirates. Institutions are evaluated on four key factors: education, employability, faculty, and research. 

Universities and colleges are assigned scores based on that methodology with 100 being the highest. UCR earned a score of 77.6.

UCR has done well in other college rankings. Last fall, UCR was again named by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s top university for social mobility and The Princeton Review placed it among the top 25 public universities. In February, a new measure of higher education excellence called the Economic Mobility Index ranked UCR No. 18 nationally.


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