UC Santa Cruz is among the top 50 universities in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings that were published Oct. 25.
UC Santa Cruz tied for No. 27, the fifth-highest University of California campus. The rankings evaluate 1,000 universities in 65 countries across 12 indicators, including global and regional research reputation, publications, citations, and international collaboration.
The campus has continued to increase its ranking, even as the number of universities reviewed has expanded. Last year, UC Santa Cruz came in at No. 48 (out of 750 universities), and No. 63 (out of 500 universities) in 2015.
UC Santa Cruz ranked particularly high in a few indicators, including normalized citation impact (No. 3), percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited (No. 4), and percentage of total publications that are among the top 1 percent of most highly cited papers (No. 3).
In the U.S. News and World report ranking of national universities, UC Santa Cruz came in at No. 79. The campus is No. 26 on the list of Best Value Schools, tied for No. 30 for Top Public Schools, and tied for No. 47 in the list of Best Colleges for Veterans.
In total, eight University of California campuses were ranked among the top 100 globally: UC Berkeley (No. 4), UCLA (No. 10), UC San Diego (No. 15), UC San Francisco (No. 16), UC Santa Barbara (No. 24), UC Santa Cruz (No. 27), UC Davis (No. 42) and UC Irvine (No. 65).