Johns Hopkins University has been ranked among the top 2 percent of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings released today.
Out of 950 universities from more than 80 countries, Johns Hopkins came in at No. 17—the same ranking as last year—and was the ninth-highest ranked U.S. school. QS has ranked JHU among the world's top 20 universities for the past 10 years and among the top 30 since the rankings list debuted in 2004.
To determine the ranking, the QS rankings team evaluated institutions on academic reputation (weighted 40 percent), employer reputation (weighted 10 percent), citations per faculty (weighted 20 percent), the student to faculty ratio (weighted 20 percent), international faculty (weighted 5 percent), and international students (weighted 5 percent). Out of potential scores of 100, JHU scored 94.3 for academic reputation, 87.9 for international faculty, 81.3 for international students, and 100 for the student to faculty ratio.
Last fall, Johns Hopkins tied at No. 11 in the U.S. News and World Report global universities rankings, and came in at No. 17 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.