Published: Aug. 14, 2019
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CU Boulder ranks No. 38 overall among global universities, according to the newly released 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), maintaining the same spot it held in 2018. Among U.S. universities in the publication, CU Boulder ranks No. 25, up from No. 26 in 2018.

Published annually by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy since 2003, ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank 1,000 world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers and the number of articles published in high-impact scientific journals, such as Nature and Science.

Earlier this year, CU Boulder's earth science and atmospheric science disciplines ranked No. 1 globally for the second straight year in ShanghaiRanking's companion report, the 2019 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS). The university also scored highly in a dozen other academic categories in those rankings, highlighting the breadth of impactful CU Boulder research. 

The complete rankings and detailed ARWU methodologies can be found on the ShangaiRanking website.