Princeton No. 20 in World University Rankings; 4 other N.J. schools make Top 1,000

Princeton University annually is named the top college in the country by the prestigious (and most recognized) U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The school does not do as well on the world stage — at least, that’s the take of the QS World University Rankings, which were released Tuesday.

To be clear, all of this is relative. Princeton was ranked No. 20 in the world — good for No. 8 among U.S. schools. And — as always noted — there are any number of college rankings.

Princeton was one of five New Jersey schools to receive a ranking:

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick: No. 264
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: No. 701-750
  • Stevens Institute of Technology: No. 701-750
  • Rutgers-Newark: No. 801-1000

The QS World Rankings are based on six factors, one of which — global academic reputation — counts for 40% of the final score. Here are the six categories:

  • Academic reputation (40%)
  • Employer reputation (10%)
  • Faculty/student ratio (20%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • International faculty ratio (5%)
  • International student ratio (5%)

With that, here is a look at the Top 10 schools:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. University of Oxford
  3. Stanford University
  4. University of Cambridge
  5. Harvard University
  6. California Institute of Technology
  7. Imperial College of London
  8. ETH – Zurich
  9. University College London
  10. University of Chicago