The University of Texas at Austin ranks 35th among the world’s universities, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
In broad subject categories like engineering, technology and computer science it is 5th after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The University of Texas at Austin has maintained this level of excellence while receiving less state funding and charging lower tuition than most of its peer public research universities in the United States.
In specific fields the university ranked 9th in computer science, 15th in mathematics, 20th in economics and business, 24th in chemistry and 35th in physics. The university ranked 27 among U.S. universities.
Other Texas universities in the top 100 overall are: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas at 48; Rice University at 91; and Texas A&M University at 93.
The ranking is based on six indicators: the number of alumni and staff members winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.
Earlier this year, the Center for World University Rankings, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, ranked The University of Texas at Austin 30 in its list of the world’s top 100 universities. Times Higher Education, the United Kingdom’s leading higher education publication, ranks UT Austin 29th in the world. To view the full list, visit http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2012.html.