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University Rankings

Berkeley’s undergraduate program is ranked first as the top public university among “National Universities” in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.[40]

Internationally, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University‘s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Berkeley 2nd in 2010. In terms of “fields” Berkeley is ranked 2nd in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 3rd in Engineering/Technology and Computer, 16th in life and agricultural sciences, 31st in clinical medicine and pharmacy, and 5th in Social Sciences. In its “subject” ranking, Berkeley is ranked 2nd in Mathematics, 5th in Physics, 1st in Chemistry, 3rd in Computer Science and 5th in Economics/Business.[41]

The 2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Berkeley 8th and the QS World University Rankings placed Berkeley 28th in the world.[42][43] (In 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to produce separate rankings.) In the 2006 international edition of Newsweek, Berkeley was the fifth-ranked global university,[44] and the Center for Measuring University Performance placed Berkeley ninth among national research universities.[45]

Berkeley’s undergraduate program is ranked 2nd by The Washington Monthly and 22nd among National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.[46][47] U.S. News ranked both the undergraduate programs in engineering and business 3rd in the nation.[48][49] Berkeley ranks 9th among universities that have produced the largest number of living billionaires.[50]

According to the US News & World Report Subject Rankings, Berkeley is ranked 4th in Arts & Humanities, 3rd in Engineering & IT, 5th in Life Sciences and Biomedicine, 5th in Natural and Physical Sciences, and 5th in Social Sciences.

The Princeton Review ranks Berkeley as a college with a conscience[51] and the 5th best value in public colleges.[52]

The College Sustainability Report Card, published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, gave Berkeley a B in 2009 for its efforts in environmental sustainability.[53

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