A new survey has ranked Rice University as 57th among the top 100 universities in the world.
The annual survey is conducted by Saudi Arabia-based Center for World University Rankings.
The United States has 57 campuses that made the list.
According to the center, based in Saudi Arabia, the top 10 universities nationwide are Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, Caltech, Princeton, Oxford, Yale, Columbia and Berkeley.
In Texas, stellar universities include the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (29th), UT-Austin (30th), Texas A&M University at College Station (73rd) and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (96th).
The center based the rankings on seven criteria -- quality of faculty, publications in the top journals, highly-influential research, citations, patents, academic training of students, and professional future of alumni.
The goal of the ranking is to measure the quality of education and training of students, as well as the prestige of the faculty and the quality of their research, according to the center's website.
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