The Geisel Library at UC San Diego. Photo by Chris Stone

UC San Diego was rated one of the best universities in the world in a list of college rankings prepared by the London-based Times Higher Education, the university announced Friday.

UCSD was named the seventh best public university in the world, the 22nd best of all U.S. colleges and 41st overall internationally.

“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 rankings are based on an academic reputation survey, 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, among other categories.

The University of Oxford in England was top-ranked for the first time, with the California Institute of Technology second. Stanford was third, followed by the University of Cambridge in England and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In California, UC Berkeley was 10th in the world and UCLA 14th.

San Diego State University was lumped in with schools ranked 401-500. The University of San Diego and Cal State San Marcos were not included in the rankings.

—City News Service

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