Once again, George Mason University has been recognized by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In its 2014 Academic Rankings of World Universities (known as the “Shanghai Rankings”), the center has placed Mason in the 151st – 200th grouping of the more than 500 universities ranked, and in the 65th – 77th grouping of universities within the United States.
Most impressive, Mason is ranked 48th in the field of social sciences out of the 200 universities listed. The university ranks higher than any other institution in Virginia or D.C., including Georgetown University and American University. In the subject ranking for economics and business, Mason is in the 51st -75th grouping out of 200 universities listed.
The university has been included in the Shanghai Ranking’s top 200 universities since 2007. The Shanghai Rankings have been made since 2003, and were the first published global ranking of universities. Schools are considered based on Nobel Laureates, Fields Medals, and highly-cited researchers among the institutions’ alumni and faculty.
“These results are great news, and reconfirm what we already know about the strength of our social sciences programs, which have been consistently nationally ranked,” said Jamie Cooper, associate dean for academic affairs in the college. “The fact that we rank so highly in an international assessment reinforces our reputation on a wider scale.”
August 20, 2014