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4 colleges in NY, NJ, CT ranked among top 25 in the world

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Four colleges in the Tri-State area have been listed among the top 25 in the world, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking released Tuesday.

Harvard University topped the 2022 Best Global Universities list, which ranked 1,700 colleges and universities from 90 countries.

The remaining top five are: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of California–Berkeley and the University of Oxford in England.

A total of four colleges from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut fell into the top 25:

Columbia University (#6)
Yale University (#12)
Princeton University (#16)
Cornell University (#22)

The 2022 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings marks the eighth consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report has compiled the list.

In a statement, Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News, noted that the data is particularly valuable to those pursuing higher education in wake of the global pandemic.

“As students, faculty and staff continue to navigate the pandemic, comparable school-specific data remains important to individuals exploring their higher education options,” she said. “For eight years and counting, the Best Global Universities rankings have provided easily accessible data that prospective students can use to evaluate those options.”

In addition to an overall ranking, U.S. News also conducted subject rankings for over 2,000 schools, according to Robert Morse, chief data strategist for the organization.

“These rankings stand out from our other education rankings due to their emphasis on academic research,” he said. “The Best Global Universities feature an overall ranking of more than 1,700 universities, as well as subject rankings of additional 255 universities, for a total of 2,005 schools, providing even more information for prospective students interested in schools where research is a top priority.”

A total of five new subjects were added to the rankings for 2022: chemistry, physical; food science and technology; optics; physics, condensed matter; and polymer science.

The United States had the most universities on the newly released list with 271. It was followed by China with 253, Japan with 93, the United Kingdom with 89 and Germany with 80.

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