UC San Diego has been named the seventh best public university in the world by the London-based Times Higher Education, UCSD announced Friday.
"We are pleased UC San Diego is recognized worldwide as a leading research university that benefits our world through our mission of education, research and service," said Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. "Our exceptional scholars challenge convention, break barriers and advance the frontiers of knowledge in order to transform lives and protect our planet."
The university was ranked the 22nd best of any U.S. college and the 41st internationally.
The ranking is based on 13 performance indicators, including academic reputation, staff-to-student ratio, doctorates awarded, research income and productivity, how often published work is cited by scholars around the world and the number of international students and staff.
The top five U.S. universities were CalTech, Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Princeton.
Oxford topped the list for world universities.