Best Universities To Study Arts And Humanities In The World, 2017

The College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley has been ranked No. 1 on the list of 50 best universities to study arts and humanities in the world, according to a new study out by the CEOWORLD magazine, School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cambridge placed second on the list, followed by Harvard University at No. 3.

The 2017 rankings placed School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University in 4th ahead of the University of Oxford into 5th; while Princeton ranked 6th, and Humanities Division at UCLA 7th.

Overall, among the top 10 universities, the 8th, 9th, and 10th positions are held by Yale, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), and Columbia University. Details on our ranking methodology are available at the end of the article.

London School of Economics and Political Science took the No. 11 spot in 2017, followed by the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Tokyo (No.12) and the University of Sydney (No.13). Meanwhile, School of Humanities HKU ranked No. 14 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the best universities for an Arts And Humanities degree in the world.

New York University came in 15th place, followed by MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS) (16th), Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne (17th), UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities (18th), and the University of Chicago, ranked 19th. Out of 100 best universities for an Arts And Humanities degree in the world, the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto ranked No. 20th.

Best universities to study arts and humanities in the world, 2017:

  1. College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States (score: 98.6)
  2. School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (score: 98.4)
  3. Harvard University, United States (score: 98.3)
  4. School of Humanities and Sciences Stanford University, United States (score: 98.1)
  5. University of Oxford, United Kingdom (score: 97.8)
  6. Princeton University, United States (score: 97.6)
  7. Humanities Division at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States (score: 97.58)
  8. Yale University, United States (score: 97.3)
  9. College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) at the Australian National University, Australia (score: 97.1)
  10. Columbia University, United States (score: 96.9)
  11. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom (score: 96.8)
  12. College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Tokyo, Japan (score: 96.7)
  13. The University of Sydney, Australia (score: 96.6)
  14. School of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong (score: 96.2)
  15. New York University (NYU), United States (score: 95.7)
  16. MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS), United States (score: 95.4)
  17. Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia (score: 95.1)
  18. Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University College London, United Kingdom (score: 93.8)
  19. University of Chicago, United States (score: 93.7)
  20. Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, Canada (score: 93.6)
  21. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (score: 93.4)
  22. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (CAHSS) at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (score: 93.3)
  23. Peking University, China (score: 93.2)
  24. Faculty of Arts & Humanities at the King’s College London, United Kingdom (score: 92.9)
  25. School of Humanities and Faculty of Arts The University of Auckland, New Zealand (score: 92.7)
  26. Kyoto University, Japan (score: 92.6)
  27. Paris-Sorbonne University, France (score: 92.1)
  28. Seoul National University, South Korea (score: 91.9)
  29. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan (score: 91.8)
  30. University of British Columbia, Canada (score: 91.7)
  31. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong (score: 91.6)
  32. The College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University, United States (score: 91.4)
  33. The College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, United States (score: 91.1)
  34. School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, United States (score: 89.7)
  35. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (score: 89.6)
  36. School of Humanities & Languages (UNSW Sydney), Australia (score: 89.5)
  37. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (score: 89.2)
  38. The University of Warwick, United Kingdom (score: 87.8)
  39. Faculty of Arts & Humanities at SOAS University of London, United Kingdom (score: 87.4)
  40. Monash University, Australia (score: 87.1)
  41. Brown University, United States (score: 86.7)
  42. Trinity College of Arts & Sciences – Duke University, United States (score: 86.2)
  43. McGill University, Canada (score: 85.9)
  44. Tsinghua University, China (score: 85.8)
  45. Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Durham University, United Kingdom (score: 85.6)
  46. College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), Singapore (score: 85.4)
  47. The University of Manchester, United Kingdom (score: 85.1)
  48. University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts, United States (score: 84.8)
  49. Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), Netherlands (score: 84.2)
  50. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Waseda University, Japan (score: 83.8)

General Methodology:

Find detailed information on the CEOWORLD magazine global university rankings — The best universities to study arts and humanities in the world, 2017 by the CEOWORLD magazine is based on six major indicators of quality and reputation. Overall Score (100%) is the sum of:

1. Global reputation and influence (30%)
2. Recruiter feedback (20%)
3. Job placement rate (10%)
4. Admission eligibility (10%)
5. Specialization (10%)
6. Academic reputation (20%)

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, university’s website, our research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate universities on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the universities above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s Best universities to study arts and humanities in the world, 2017,” there may be many other universities that offer excellent programs.

* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a university, and are simply one element to consider.

* The top-ranked university receives 100 points.

* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.

* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 85,000 individuals, across 6 data points.

* Surveys completed by 45,000 students, 25,000 industry professionals, and 15,000 recruiters around the world.

* Magazine surveyed 85,000 people in 52 countries.

*The overall score are numerical scores given to the universities based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the university. Overall scores are out of 100.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 85,000 respondents is plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

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