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Ranking by Student Selectivity
Multi-Disciplinary Schools

Overall | Academic reputation | Student selectivity | Faculty resources
Research | Financial Resources | Students per academic staffmember
Graduate Students | Citations in international journals | Internet bandwidth


Rank Multi-Disciplinary Schools Student Selectivity (25%) Overall Rank 2000
1 Korea University 25.00 14
1 Kyoto University 25.00 1
3 Seoul National University 24.99 4
4 Tohoku University (Japan) 24.45 2
5 University of Indonesia 24.22 61
6 Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)* 24.14 68
7 University of Hong Kong 24.11 3
8 Southeast University (China) 23.95 60
9 Kyung Hee University 23.81 36
10 Yonsei University* 23.78 17
11 Chinese University of Hong Kong 23.70 6
12 National University of Singapore 23.59 5
13 Sogang University 23.48 31
14 Hanyang University 23.47 38
15 Xi'an Jiaotong University (China) 23.37 54
16 Universiti Putra Malaysia 23.30 52
17 Central University (Taiwan)* 23.25 24
18 Taiwan Normal University* 23.21 37
19 Diponegoro University (Indonesia) 23.18 73
20 Sungkyunkwan University 23.10 33
21 Ewha Womans University 23.02 32
22 University of New South Wales 23.00 10
23 University of Dhaka 22.94 64
24 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 22.91 7
25 Khon Kaen University 22.69 59
26 Pusan National University 22.63 39
27 Chiang Mai University 22.54 62
28 Tongji University (China) 22.48 42
29 University of Queensland 22.46 25
30 Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)* 22.44 18
31 Prince of Songkla University 22.42 53
32 University of Sydney 22.42 13
33 Chungnam National University 22.41 50
34 Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan) 22.37 20
35 Kyungpook National University 22.30 35
36 Taiwan University* 22.05 12
37 Airlangga University (Indonesia) 21.92 75
38 Chonbuk National University 21.67 43
39 City University of Hong Kong 21.61 27
40 Chonnam National University 21.59 34
41 Tianjin University (China) 21.58 46
42 Thammasat University 21.45 51
43 University of Melbourne 21.43 9
44 University of the Philippines 21.36 48
45 University of Auckland 21.22 21
46 Chengchi University (Taiwan)* 21.08 44
47 Monash University 20.98 30
48 University of Santo Tomas 20.96 74
49 University of Adelaide 20.94 26
50 Kasetsart University 20.92 63
51 Chao Toung University (Taiwan)* 20.73 28
52 Ochanomizu University 20.36 49
53 Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)* 20.19 16
54 Kyushu University 20.18 15
55 Waseda University 20.15 29
56 Nagoya University 20.12 11
57 Hokkaido University 19.99 19
58 Universiti Sains Malaysia 19.57 57
59 Keio University* 19.03 22
60 University of Malaya 19.00 47
61 University of Wollongong 18.75 45
62 University of Otago 18.65 41
63 Macquarie University 18.64 56
64 University of Western Australia 18.36 23
65 Ateneo de Manila University 18.36 72
66 Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) 17.48 40
67 De La Salle University 17.40 71
68 Aoyama Gakuin University 16.94 66
69 Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)* 16.25 65
70 Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) 16.19 70
71 Australian National University 16.02 8
72 Ritsumeikan University 15.97 67
73 Doshisha University 15.44 69
74 Victoria University of Wellington 14.86 55
75 University of Canterbury 14.86 58
76 University of Colombo 11.58 77
77 University of Mumbai 9.95 76

*Data from 1999 questionnaires supplemented by updated numbers from other sources were used for these universities. Multi-disciplinary universities offer a broad spectrum of courses from arts to business to engineering. Science and technology schools have a more specialized focus.
Academic Reputation: Each university was asked to rate its peers on a scale of 1 to 5. Thirty Asian corporations and 11 foreign universities (among them Columbia University, University of California Los Angeles and University of Leicester) also gave ratings. The total score was divided by the number of responses.
Student Selectivity: Derived from 1) number of first-year students accepted compared with total applicants, 2) enrollees compared with accepted students, 3) median score of first-year students in the national or university entrance test. Extra 2 points were awarded to schools whose educational systems or individual policies severely restrict the number of university applicants.
Faculty Resources: Derived from 1) full-time teachers/researchers with PhD degrees, 2) full-time teachers/researchers with master's and PhD degrees, 3) median pay, 4) per-teacher university spending, and 5) student-teacher ratio. Extra 2 points were awarded to universities that grant non-monetary benefits such as free housing.
Research: Derived from 1) citations in academic journals as tracked by the Journal Citation Index, 2) articles in peer-reviewed journals, 3) papers presented in international conferences, 4) published books, 5) research funding, and 6) graduate students.
Financial resources: Derived from 1) total spending per student, 2) library spending per student, 3) Internet bandwidth and 4) public computers and connection points. A sixth attribute, laboratory spending, was added for science and technology schools.
Other Notes: Variables were ranked from highest to lowest, with the top university given 100 points. The others were assigned points as a percentage of the highest score. When a piece of data is not available, ratios from the 1999 survey or the lowest score of a school from the same country were used. All money figures were converted into Purchasing-Power Parity dollars, based on World Bank ratios.

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