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