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2017 QS Philosophy Rankings Released

London-based education firm Quacquarelli Symonds has published its annual “QS World University Rankings,” The Guardian reports, including a ranking of universities at which to study philosophy. 

The methodology of the rankings takes into account academic reputation, employability of graduates, research citations per faculty paper, and h-index. You can read more about the methodology here.

The rankings do not specify whether they are intended to assist prospective undergraduate or graduate students, though much of the materials seem oriented towards the former.

Several criticisms of the rankings, along with responses from QS, are discussed here and here. These rankings are far from uncontroversial, as, of course, is the very idea of fine-grained rankings of places to study philosophy.

In any event, here is a list of “the top fifty universities in the world for philosophy” according to QS (also here). Take it with a grain of salt.

2017 rank 2016 rank Institution name Country Academic reputation Employer reputation Citations Research impact Score
1 1 University of Pittsburgh United States 100 60.8 91.5 86.8 95.9
2 4 University of Oxford United Kingdom 90.2 96.6 89.2 100 91.4
3 2 New York University (NYU) United States 92.5 71.9 91.2 91.8 91.3
4 3 Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick United States 92.4 46.9 94.6 90.2 90.1
5 6 Harvard University United States 88.7 100 90.3 91.8 89.7
6 5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 89 96.9 83.5 85 88.4
7 8 Princeton University United States 85.8 86.1 95.4 86.8 86.9
8 9 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States 86.2 86.1 87.3 83.1 86
9 7 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom 85.4 89.6 88.4 76.8 85.1
10 13 Yale University United States 82.8 87.1 93.8 90.2 84.9
11 12 Stanford University United States 83.4 90.4 86 83.1 84
12 15 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany 84.9 57.4 79.1 74.4 81.9
13 11 University of Notre Dame United States 84 61 78.2 71.9 81.1
14= 19 Columbia University United States 79.6 86 88.4 81.1 81
14= 14 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany 83.8 72.8 78.4 66.2 81
16= 10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 77.8 92.3 93.5 81.1 80.4
16= 25 University of Michigan United States 79.1 72.8 90.9 83.1 80.4
18 17 University of Toronto Canada 78.9 72.1 83.8 86.8 79.8
19 16 University of St Andrews United Kingdom 77.9 72 88.8 85 79.4
20 18 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 77.9 84.5 85.8 76.8 78.9
21 20 Australian National University (ANU) Australia 74.8 81.5 94.9 88.5 78.5
22 22 University of Chicago United States 79.7 82.2 74.9 63 77.7
23 27 King’s College London (KCL) United Kingdom 74 90.9 87.7 79 76.7
24 29 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill United States 76.1 43.7 91.7 81.1 76.5
25 30 University of Helsinki Finland 74.2 58.4 84.5 81.1 75.1
26 47 Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) France 80.9 72.5 51.3 46.3 74.1
27= 44 City University of New York United States 71.6 62.4 81.8 88.5 73.9
27= 28 Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany 73.2 77.8 82.4 69.1 73.9
29 46 University of Copenhagen Denmark 70.8 79.6 85.5 81.1 73.7
30= 26 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium 71.9 69 74.8 81.1 73
30= 51-100 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong 77.2 69.4 60.3 55.5 73
30= 39 University of British Columbia Canada 72 73.9 81.5 71.9 73
33 43 Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) Belgium 76.4 79.2 64.4 51.2 72.8
34 37 The University of Sydney Australia 68.8 75.7 85.8 83.1 72.3
35= 34 McGill University Canada 70.4 66 88.6 71.9 72.2
35= 33 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany 71.8 74.6 80.3 66.2 72.2
37= 51-100 Boston University United States 70.6 76.8 83.6 69.1 72.1
37= 40 University of Geneva Switzerland 71.8 51.1 85.1 71.9 72.1
39 35 Peking University China 75.5 88.6 57.4 51.2 71.9
40 21 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 66.3 79.1 90.1 90.2 71.7
41 48 University of Amsterdam Netherlands 67.3 73.6 85 88.5 71.5
42= 41 Universitat de Barcelona (UB) Spain 72.9 67.6 71.2 59.4 71.1
42= 23 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne France 75.3 72.6 63.3 46.3 71.1
44 51-100 Freie Universität Berlin Germany 73.2 69.7 65 59.4 70.8
45 31 Cornell University United States 66.5 81.5 88.3 79 70.7
46 42 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Mexico 73.2 78.5 64.1 51.2 70.4
47= 24 Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (ENS Paris) France 73.5 58.7 60.7 55.5 69.7
47= 45 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) United States 64.9 65.3 94 83.1 69.7
47= 38 Western University Canada 68.9 63.8 81.9 66.2 69.7
50 51-100 Renmin (People’s) University of China China 75.8 62.3 49.1 46.3 69.5

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