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Top agriculture universities in the world unveiled


For high school students wanting to pursue their education in the agriculture industry, they search far and wide for a college they connect with the most. Students can pick from many different college options, but have you ever wondered which one is the best? The QS World University Rankings released their top picks overall and the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 51 subjects. In the Agriculture & Forestry subject area, the United States had five of the top 10 universities.

Although these list are fun to compare and exciting for the respective colleges to add to their achievement list, it is important to keep in mind that it doesn’t matter which school you attend; it matters that you are there to learn and make connections to help you with your future. 

The top 10 globally include: (Indicated behind each is their prior year’s ranking).

  1. Wageningen University-the Netherlands (#1)
  2. University Of California-Davis (#2)
  3. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (#3)
  4. Agro, ParisTech-France (#4)
  5. Cornell University (#5)
  6. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (#6)
  7. China Agricultural University (#10)
  8. University of Wisconsin-Madison (#8)
  9. University of California-Berkeley (#6)
  10. Michigan State University (#11)

Find your right college fit here: AGDAILY’s Undergraduate Agricultural College Guide

Others U.S. colleges in the rankings:

  • 14. Iowa State University (#16)
  • 15. Purdue University (#20)
  • 16. Texas A&M University (#21)
  • 19. Oregon State University (#24)
  • 24. Penn State University (#31)
  • 25. University of Florida
  • 29. University of Illinois
  • 31. The Ohio State University
  • 25. University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 33. North Carolina State University
  • 36. University of Minnesota
  • 37. University of Georgia
  • 40. Kansas State University
  • 44. Washington State University
  • 46. Colorado State University

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. You can learn more by reading their methodology here. Each of the narrow subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject. These are sourced from Elsevier’s Scopus database, the world’s most comprehensive research citations database. 

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