UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State has ranked 39th among universities worldwide in the fourth annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, released today (March 5).
Penn State entered the Top 50 for the first time in the 2014 reputation rankings, based on 10,536 responses, from 133 countries, to an invitation-only academic survey carried out by global data provider Thomson Reuters.
According to the Times Higher Education website, the survey is the world's largest survey of its kind. The survey takes a unique approach to data-gathering and analytics by directly engaging more than 300,000 academics and researchers, who are asked to identify the institutions they consider to be the best in terms of research and teaching, both in specific regions and globally.
The reputation-only rankings are a subsidiary of the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published in the fall. Penn State ranked 49th internationally in 2013.