Twelve MIT subjects receive No. 1 ratings in 2018 QS World University Rankings

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:45pm

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MIT has been honored with 12 first-place subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2018, including No. 1 rankings for both Computer Science and Information Systems and for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

MIT also received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Architecture/Built Environment; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil and Structural Engineering; Linguistics; Materials Science; Mathematics; Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering; Physics and Astronomy; and Statistics and Operational Research.   

Additional high-ranking MIT subjects include: Accounting and Finance (No. 2), Art and Design (No. 4), Biological Sciences (No. 2), Business and Management Studies (No. 4), Earth and Marine Sciences (No. 3), Economics and Econometrics (No. 2) and Environmental Sciences (No. 3).

Quacquarelli Symonds Limited subject rankings, published annually, are designed to help prospective students find the leading schools in their field of interest. Rankings cover 48 disciplines and are based on an institute’s research quality and accomplishments, academic reputation, and graduate employment.

MIT has been ranked as the No. 1 university in the world by QS World University Rankings for six straight years.