UT slips in world university rankings

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UT has fallen out of the top 25 world universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released Wednesday.

The University dropped to 27th in the 2013-14 rankings. In the 2012-13 rankings, UT tied for 25th with the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

The University’s overall score also dropped by 6.6 points to 72.2 out of 100 possible points. Times Higher Education rankings score universities by looking at 13 different categories including teaching, research, citations in academic research, international outlook and industry income.

UT spokesman Gary Susswein said the University’s ranking did not change significantly.

“It was a minimal drop,” Susswein said. “The bottom line is we continue to rank in the top tier of universities around the world.”

Susswein said UT ranked fifth among American public universities as it did last year. The University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and the University of Washington ranked higher than UT in that category.

The California Institute of Technology placed first in this year’s rankings.

In September, UT dropped six places from 46th to 52nd in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 national universities rankings.