Ranking Of Top Ten Best

Best universities in Physics

Universities / December 27, 2013

Columbia University

Ranked joint 46th in the worldRated 35th in the world by academics and 36th by employers420th for research impact (citations per faculty member)57th for faculty/student ratio

137th for percentage of international students; not ranked for percentage of international faculty

Location

Central campus is located in the upper west side of Manhattan.

Six different locations in Manhattan, with a satellite campus in Abu Dhabi.

Central campus is located in Greenwich Village, lower Manhattan.

Student community

Approx. 30, 300 students enrolled (as of autumn 2015)8, 613 undergraduates; 19, 157 graduate students; 2, 534 on continuing education/special programs

International students: 32% of total

Approx. 57, 245 students enrolled (as of 2014; most recent stats available)24, 985 undergraduates; 24, 289 graduate and professional students; 7, 971 on non-credit programs

International students: 25% of total

Tuition fees

QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017

Columbia ranks 20th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, having been a consistent presence near the top of the ranking over the past decade. Its high position reflects its solid reputation among employers and academics worldwide; in QS’s major global surveys, it comes out 12th according to academics and 21st in the eyes of graduate employers. These results indicate that academics across a broad range of disciplines have identified it among the world’s top universities in their field of expertise, while employers worldwide regard it as producing some of the world’s most employable graduates.

Despite trailing a little behind, NYU has nonetheless forged a strong reputation as a world-class institution, ranking joint 46th overall (alongside South Korea’s KAIST), and rated 35th in the world by academics and 36th by employers.

Columbia has a higher rating both for its student/faculty ratio and its proportion of international students, getting its weakest score in the indicator assessing international diversity of faculty members, which NYU does not feature in.

The biggest gap between the two is in the indicator assessing research citations per faculty member – a reflection of impact in the research world. Here, Columbia claims a substantial lead; it ranks 158th in the world to NYU’s 420th, making it perhaps a clearer choice for those interested in research-based programs.

New York UniversitySubject strengths

A glance at the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject shows that both of these top universities in New York are best-established in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Both universities feature prominently in the latest edition, which now ranks 42 individual disciplines.

Both make the global top 10 in several subjects. NYU in fact claims second place in philosophy, with its next strongest positions in law (joint 5th), dentistry (10th), and mathematics (10th). Columbia’s highest places are for English language and literature (joint 7th), Earth and marine sciences (9th), and history (9th).

As the table below shows, there are some social science subjects, such as economics and law, in which the two are pretty much on a par. In other cases, one or the other has a clear lead – for instance, Columbia ranks much higher for physics, while NYU shines brighter in performing arts.

Columbia and NYU in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Columbia

NYU

Accounting & finance

16th

11th

Anthropology

13th

Archaeology

33rd

51-100

Architecture

12th

Art & design

24th

22nd

Biological sciences

New York City Central Park20th

45th

Business & management

Joint 22nd

Joint 19th

Chemistry

44th

151-200

Communication & media

Joint 13th

Computer science

Joint 31st

42nd

Dentistry

32nd

10th

Earth & marine sciences

9th

Economics

14th

Education

Joint 45th

Engineering (chemical)

Engineering (civil)

Engineering (electrical)

34th

101-150

Engineering (mechanical)

201-300

Engineering (mineral & mining)

Joint 42nd

English language & literature

Joint 7th

Joint 14th

Environmental sciences

Joint 44th

251-300

History

Joint 32nd

Law

Joint 5th

Linguistics

48th

Materials science

Mathematics

15th

Medicine

31st

Modern languages

Nursing

40th

Performing arts

Joint 39th

Pharmacy

Philosophy

19th

2nd

Physics & astronomy

Politics & international studies

17th

Psychology

Joint 18th

Source: www.topuniversities.com