Published: Oct. 28, 2014

MSU in top 100 in new U.S. News rankings

Contact(s): Tom Oswald Communications and Brand Strategy

Michigan State University is among the top 100 universities in the world, according to a new set of rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

According to the rankings, which list the top 500 universities in the world, MSU is tied for 75th with the Netherlands’ Leiden University.

This is the first time U.S. News and World Report has rated universities on a global scale. It used a new set of criteria, with a heavy emphasis on the schools’ research prowess.

The rankings also list the universities by subject areas. MSU ranked 12th in the world in the field of plant and animal science.

Other areas in which MSU excelled included agricultural sciences (No. 21), economics and business (No. 23), environment/ecology (No. 27) and physics (No. 36).

The new rankings rated Harvard University the No. 1 school in the world, followed by MIT, University of California-Berkeley, Stanford and Oxford University.

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This is the second time this month that MSU has placed in the top 100 of global rankings. In the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, a London-based publication, MSU ranked No. 82.