Twelve of the top 25 agriculture and forestry universities in the world are based in the United States, according to the latest QS World University Rankings.
This year’s rankings place UC-Davis second after Wageningen University in The Netherlands, while Cornell ranked third.
The rankings are prepared by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British firm widely considered to be one of the most influential international university rankings providers. QS rankings are based on reputational surveys and research citations. This year, QS evaluated 4,438 universities, then qualified 3,098 and ranked 1,117 institutions.
In agriculture and forestry, additional universities in the top 25 QS rankings include the University of California-Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Iowa State University, Oregon State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University and North Carolina State University.
Following is the full QS list of global rankings of agriculture and forestry programs.
1. Wageningen University (Netherlands)
2. University of California, Davis
3. Cornell University
4. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
5. University of California, Berkeley
6. University of Wisconsin-Madison
7. Michigan State University
8. Purdue University
9. Agro, Paris Tech
10. University of Reading (UK)
11. Iowa State University
12. The University of Tokyo
13. Oregon State University
14. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
15. Pennsylvania State University
16. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
17. University of British Columbia
18. University of Copenhagen
19. The University of Queensland
20. China Agricultural University
21. The Australian National University
22. Texas A&M University
23. North Carolina State University
24. Norwegian University of Life Sciences
25. University of Guelph