DDS, Dental Hygiene, Faculty and Staff, Students

School Rated Number Two Dental School Globally for Second Consecutive Year 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry maintained its rank as the number two dental school in the world in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University earlier this month. This is the school’s second consecutive year of receiving this rating.  

“Again being rated as the number two dental school in the world by ARWU is an incredible honor,” said Dean Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, MBA. “As we strive to become the global model for oral health education, we endeavor to push ourselves beyond the excellence we have upheld for nearly 70 years into a new echelon. This outstanding rating is the result of the dedication of our school’s faculty and staff, who believe in doing their part to transform dentistry for better health, and who work every day to help us achieve our ultimate goal of setting the standard for oral health education here in Chapel Hill.” 

Other dental schools in the top five include the University of Michigan (ranked number one), and the University of Washington, Harvard University and King’s College London, in that order. 

The UNC-CH School of Dentistry was not the only UNC-CH entity to receive high marks. The University overall ranked 30th in the world and 22nd in the United States among global universities. Additionally, nine other subjects were ranked in the top 20 globally. Those include: 

  • 4th in public health 
  • 4th in statistics
  • 5th in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences  
  • 6th in nursing 
  • 11th in education 
  • 13th in library and information science 
  • 15th in biological sciences 
  • 15th in finance 
  • 18th in computer science and engineering 

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.