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Carnegie Mellon moves up in global university rankings

CMU ranks among Top 25 in both US and world university rankings

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 23rd in the best national universities category in US News & World Report’s 2016 list, up two places from last year’s 25th place. Carnegie Mellon also moved up two places from 24th to 22nd in the Times Higher Education world university ranking.

Consistently top-ranked in US News & World Report’s category of best undergraduate business programs, Carnegie Mellon moved up this year from eighth to seventh place. Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science remains in the top spot.

“The university rankings are a helpful benchmark to appreciate the quality of a CMU education: we offer a rigorous curriculum, a global focus and a dedicated faculty. The calibre of our graduates and student body continues to raise the bar for prospective students,” said Ilker Baybars, dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.

The US News & World Report ranking is based on 16 indicators of academic excellence, including faculty strength, first-year retention and graduation rates. University rankings have proven to be a useful resource, guiding prospective students and their parents through the university selection process.

The Times Higher Education world university rankings are an important resource, providing the definitive list of the best global universities based on teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

While US News & World Report and Times Higher Education are the authoritative sources on overall university rankings, other organizations rank according to specific programs and educational elements. Carnegie Mellon placed second in Animation Career Review’s top schools for game design/development in the United States, first in computer science in The Wall Street Journal’s job recruiter rankings and 13th on Business Insider’s list of best colleges in America.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar is currently receiving applications for the 2016-17 academic year and students are encouraged to apply early. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.