Times Higher Education ranks UCLA 15th in its World University Rankings (2017-18). The world ranking relies on performance indicators in the areas of teaching, research citations, industry income and international outlook. Among U.S. public universities, UCLA is number 1.
UCLA ranks 12th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, based on faculty publications and citations and the number of alumni and faculty who have won major awards.
U.S. News & World Report introduced a Global Ranking in 2014. UCLA is number 13 in that ranking (2018).Download a PDF of Our Rankings
Updated October 2017
U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA tied for first among public universities (2017-18) and 21st overall among national universities.
Washington Monthly, which measures access, social commitment and the importance of research as a major driver of the economy and quality of life, ranked UCLA 15th (2017) in the U.S.
The New York Times puts UCLA 5th in its College Access Index, ranking the top schools doing the most for low-income students.
The Center for Measuring University Performance puts UCLA among the nation's top research universities: 9th in total research expenditures, 7th in producing doctorates (2015).
Graduate & Doctoral Program Rankings
In 2010 (its most recent rankings), the National Research Council placed a number of UCLA graduate and doctoral research programs in its highest ranks. Of the 59 UCLA programs considered, 40 placed in the range that extended into the top 10.
According to U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Hospital Honor Roll, UCLA Health ranks as number one in Los Angeles and number seven nationally. UCLA's nationally recognized programs based in Westwood and in Santa Monica have been ranked in the top 10 in eight specialities.
UCLA hospitals have been designated among the nation's "most wired" institutions in a survey by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.