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School of Dentistry 4th in World Rankings

Tops in U.S.

Ann Arbor, MI — May 12, 2015 — The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is ranked as the top dental school in the U.S. and the fourth in the world, according to a new survey of institutions of higher learning.

“It is an honor to be part of this world-class faculty,” said Dr. Renée E. Duff, assistant dean for student services, “and a privilege to teach, year after year, exceptional individuals who represent the brightest and best from Michigan and around the world.”

QS World University Rankings, an annual publication of British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Company, has been publishing university rankings since 2010.  The U-M School of Dentistry ranked 4th with a score of 87.6 in the 2015 QS survey.  A complete list of the top 50 dental schools in the world can be found on the QS World University Rankings website.

“The School of Dentistry is proud of its reputation for innovation and excellence in advancing health through education, service, research and discovery,” said Dr. Laurie McCauley, dean of the School of Dentistry.

Rankings are based on academic peer review (40%), faculty/student ratios (20%), faculty citations in research publications (20%), employer reputation (10%), international student ratio to measure the diversity of the student community (5%), and international staff ratio to measure the diversity of the academic staff (5%).