ISU lands in top 17 percent in global ranking

Iowa State University is ranked 212th among 1,250 colleges and universities around the world in the fifth annual U.S. News "Best Global Universities," which was released Oct. 30. That places Iowa State in the top 17 percent of the ranked universities in 75 countries.

Iowa State is ranked in 13 of the 22 subjects included in the global rankings. Iowa State’s highest rankings are 23rd in plant and animal science and 32nd in agricultural sciences.

Other top rankings include:

  • 139th in physics
  • 185th in engineering
  • 233rd in chemistry

Twenty-five percent of the Best Global Universities ranking is based on international and regional research reputation. Other elements include research citations, most cited publications, books, conferences and international collaborations.

U.S. News & World Report also provides separate annual rankings of best undergraduate and graduate programs.