Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW–Madison ranks highly worldwide, also named a Best Value College

By Käri Knutson, UW–Madison

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has performed well in two rankings released this week.

UW–Madison is ranked 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the third-highest ranked Big Ten school, behind only the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.

Conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, ARWU uses six indicators to rank world universities, including: the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate, number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and the per capita academic performance of a university.

Last year, UW–Madison was ranked 31st in the world, 21st in the U.S. and second among Big Ten universities. More than 2,000 universities were ranked, with the top 1,000 published by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Read more …