Berkeley ranked fourth in the world by U.S. News

UC Berkeley is the fourth-best university in the world, according to new global rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

Only Harvard, MIT and Stanford ranked higher.

Just last month, Berkeley topped the list of public universities in the U.S. in a separate set of rankings by U.S. News. The two sets of rankings rely on different criteria.

The new “Best Global Universities Rankings” evaluates 1,000 schools in 65 countries around the world, up from the top 750 universities in 57 countries ranked last year. The rankings are based on 12 indicators that measure the universities’ academic research performance and their global and regional reputations, according to U.S. News. This is the third year the rankings have been issued.

Berkeley, which placed third last year, was just barely edged out by Stanford this year. UCLA was ranked 10th in the world.

The global rankings join an ever-growing list of college evaluations from publications around the world. Other rankings depend on different methodologies or start with a different set of information.

Just last month, the U.K.’s Times Higher Education placed Berkeley at 10th globally, and first among U.S. public universities. The Academic Ranking of World Universities released in August also rated Berkeley the top public, and third overall in the world.

The new U.S. News global rankings can be viewed here.