According to the Times Higher Education supplement, the number one university in the world is none other than LA’s very own, Cal Tech.
Based on global competition, American universities still surpass other universities in rankings. Despite a decrease in rankings, on average American universities take 7 out of the top 10 spots.
Many may question, how a private, small school like Cal Tech in Los Angeles became the best in the world? Well, according to the Times Higher Supplement, schools follow a certain grading criteria:
“Teaching: the learning environment (worth 30 percent of the overall ranking score) Research: volume, income and reputation (worth 30 percent) Citations: research influence (worth 30 percent) Industry income: innovation (worth 2.5 percent) International outlook: staff, students and research (worth 7.5 percent).”
Therefore, schools are not just measured through grades and scores, but “true performance.”