U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Colleges for more than 30 years, recently released the 2016 edition of the Best Global Universities with the University of Alabama at Birmingham claiming the highest ranking in Alabama.
UAB was ranked 200th in the world and landed in the top 75 U.S. universities. UAB also was highly ranked in three subcategories, ranking at 25 in microbiology, 27 in immunology and 50 in clinical medicine.
The second edition of the Best Global Universities rankings is more comprehensive, including rankings of the top 750 universities — up from 500 last year — spread across 57 countries.
The Best Global Universities methodology — which is based on data and metrics provided by Thomson Reuters InCites research analytics solutions — weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional reputation, academic research performance using bibliometric indicators, and school-level data on faculty and Ph.D. graduates. Each subject ranking has its own similar methodology.
To see the entire list or learn more about specific criteria used in rankings, visit the official U.S. News rankings page.