Johns Hopkins University
October 21, 2020
Johns Hopkins moved up a spot to No. 10 in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Rankings released today, a year after moving up to No. 11 from No. 12 in the 2020 rankings.
Johns Hopkins also ranks among the top 10 universities in the world in 15 subject areas and among the top 20 in 19 subject areas. Ten new subject area rankings were added to the list this year, bringing the total to 38.
The U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings emphasize academic research and international reputation and are intended to help students find opportunities for higher education beyond their own countries and to compare universities' research missions. For the list, universities are assigned a numerical score on 13 performance indicators, such as a school's global and regional research reputation, number of publications, and its international collaborations.
This year's rankings include nearly 1,500 universities from 86 countries. Among U.S. schools, Johns Hopkins ranked eighth.