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University of Texas hooks top ranking among world's best schools

University of Texas hooks top ranking among world's best schools

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UT Austin is the No. 32 best university in the world according to new rankings. University of Texas at Austin/Facebook

The University of Texas at Austin has once again been named among the best universities in the world.

In the Center for World University Rankings’ 2016 study, UT hooks the No. 23 spot for top institutions in the U.S. and ranks No. 32 in the world.

To determine the rankings, CWUR analyzed the world’s top 1,000 universities based on eight factors. Quality of education, alumni employment, and quality of faculty were weighted at 25 percent each. Publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents were weighted at 5 percent each.

UT dropped two spots on the world list in 2016; last year, the university ranked No. 30 in the world. Three more Texas schools join UT Austin in the top 100: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ranks No. 75, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ranks No. 85, and Texas A&M University ranks No. 98.

Three other Texas institutions rank among the top 200 in the world: Rice University, No. 114; Baylor College of Medicine, No. 115; and Southern Methodist University, No. 142.