The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks schools based on the number of academic prizes held by faculty and alumni, as well as citations in scholarly journals.

The Leiden Ranking is based solely on citation frequency and quality in the sciences and the social sciences.

When it comes to university rankings, U.S. News & World Report isn’t the only game in town.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings weigh 13 indicators, including reputational surveys, number of PhDs awarded, citations in scholarly journals, and the international diversity of students and faculty.

The QS World University Rankings are based on the peer review of over 30,000 scholars, faculty-student ratios, citations in scholarly journals, and international diversity.

Washington Monthly takes the most contrarian approach, ranking universities based on social mobility, engagement in community service, and (less contrarian) impact of research.

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