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CMU ranked for first time in QS World University Rankings

| Author: Kara Owens | Media Contact: Kara Owens

Stage with CMU seal for commencementFor the first time, CMU has been ranked by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. This achievement is a major step forward for the prominence of CMU on the international stage. David Weindorf, CMU’s Vice President for Research and Innovation, said “the ranking will bring us more national/international visibility, feed into recruiting the best students and faculty, and distinguish us as truly one of the best universities in the world.”

Some of the factors included in the ranking include academic peer review, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, employer reputation, international student ratio, and international staff ratio. The QS World University Rankings are considered one of three major international university ranking systems, inclusive of the Times Higher Education and Academic Ranking of World Universities systems.

Coming off a record setting year in grantsmanship, CMU also boasts the strongest percentage change in scholarly output (+26.2%) over the past five years of any school in the Mid-American Conference. Weindorf said, “the momentum of CMU’s creative scholarship/research enterprise is palpable and a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of its exceptional faculty, staff, and students.”

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