UCLA ranks 9th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (2018). The reputation survey was completed by more than 10,000 senior academics from 138 countries.
Times Higher Education has a separate World University Ranking. In the latest edition (2018–19), UCLA is 17th in the world and number 2 among U.S. public universities.
UCLA ranks 11th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, based on faculty publications and citations and the number of alumni and faculty who have won major awards.
U.S. News & World Report introduced a Global Ranking in 2014. UCLA is number 13 in that ranking (2018).Download a PDF of Our Rankings
Updated December 2018
U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA first among public universities (2018–19) and tied for 19th overall among national universities.
Washington Monthly, which measures access, social commitment and the importance of research as a major driver of the economy and quality of life, ranked UCLA 9th (2018) in the U.S.
The New York Times puts UCLA 5th in its College Access Index, ranking the top schools doing the most for low-income students.
The Center for Measuring University Performance puts UCLA among the nation's top research universities: 9th in total research expenditures, 7th in producing doctorates (2015).
Graduate & Doctoral Program Rankings
In 2010 (its most recent rankings), the National Research Council placed a number of UCLA graduate and doctoral research programs in its highest ranks. Of the 59 UCLA programs considered, 40 placed in the range that extended into the top 10.
According to U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Hospital Honor Roll, UCLA Health ranks as number one in Los Angeles and number seven nationally. UCLA's nationally recognized programs based in Westwood and in Santa Monica have been ranked in the top 10 in 11 specialties.
UCLA hospitals have been designated among the nation's "most wired" institutions in a survey by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.