UW-Madison near top in world university rankings once again

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Matching its exact rankings from last year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was the 25th best university in the world and 18th in the nation, according to the Center for World University Rankings. 

The scores were released Wednesday and take into account eight criteria: quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents. 

By category, UW-Madison was 21st in publications, 22nd in citations, 24th in influence, 27th in patents and broad impact, 29th in quality of education and alumni employment, as well as 34th in the quality of faculty employed. 

Over 2,000 schools across the globe were included in the rankings, with two other Wisconsin schools- UW-Milwaukee (293rd) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (537th), making the list.

Only two Big Ten schools edged out UW-Madison, including Michigan at 21st and Northwestern at 23rd.

 The CWUR is based in Saudi Arabia and releases its rankings annually.