Faculty and Staff, Students

School Rated Number Two Dental School Globally

The UNC School of Dentistry was rated as the number two dental school in the world in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University earlier this month.

“We are incredibly proud that the UNC School of Dentistry received the number two ranking globally for dentistry and oral sciences by ARWU,” said Dean Scott S. De Rossi. “This ranking highlights our longstanding legacy of leading the way in dentistry, and supports our school’s vision of being the global model for oral health education, in care and discovery.”

Other dental schools in the top five include the University of Michigan (ranked first), and the University of Washington, Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles, ranked three through five respectively.

The UNC School of Dentistry was not the only UNC entity to receive high marks. The University overall ranked 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States among global universities. Additionally, 10 other subjects were ranked in the top 20 globally. Those were:

  • 4th in statistics
  • 6th in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences
  • 8th in public health
  • 10th in nursing
  • 12th in education
  • 12th in sociology
  • 13th in biological sciences
  • 17th in finance
  • 18th in computer science and engineering
  • 19th in communication

The ARWU rankings are compiled annually by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. For a full list of rankings and more information on the methodology, click here.