CWUR 2015

Harvard University was ranked No. 1 in the world and ahead of Stanford (2nd worldwide), according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2015. The rankings list the top 1,000 universities in the world based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents.

University of California, Berkeley was ranked No. 7 on the CWUR's list of the 1,000 best universities. Of the top 10 public universities in the United States, UCLA came in 2nd followed in order by the University of Michigan, UC San Diego, the University of Wisconsin, UC San Francisco, the University of Texas, the University of Washington, the University of Illinois and the University of North Carolina.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) moved up 15 places to No. 256 in the world among more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions, according to the Center for World University Rankings 2015. Virginia Tech also rose 13 places to 98th among all U.S. colleges and universities.

The University of Montana was ranked No. 585 out of universities worldwide, placing it in the top 2.4 percent of more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education. UM jumped 21 spots from its No. 604 ranking in 2014.