Johns Hopkins University ranks No. 12 on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the Best Global Universities, which was released today, and among the top 20 in 10 different subject areas. Among U.S. schools, Hopkins ranks 10th.
This is the fifth time U.S. News has published its Best Global Universities rankings, which emphasize academic research and reputation. The rankings are determined by 13 indicators, including a school's global and regional research reputation, number of publications, and its international collaborations. Johns Hopkins ranked 10th on the list a year ago.
The 2019 list includes 1,250 schools from 75 countries, up from 74 countries a year ago. The rankings are intended to help students explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own country's borders and to compare key aspects of schools' research missions, U.S. News says.
The 10 Johns Hopkins programs ranked among the top 20 in the world by U.S. News are:
- Clinical Medicine: No. 2
- Immunology: No. 3
- Social Sciences and Public Health: No. 4
- Molecular Biology and Genetics: No. 7
- Biology and Biochemistry: No. 8
- Neuroscience and Behavior: No. 10
- Pharmacology and Toxicology: No. 12
- Microbiology: No. 15
- Psychiatry/Psychology: No. 19 (tie)
- Space Science: No. 19 (tie)