The Purdue University College of Agriculture is rated among the best on a global list of its peers. Purdue tied for fifth with the University of Wisconsin-Madison on United Kingdom-based Quacquarelli Symonds' rankings. May 7, 2015

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The British company Quacquarelli Symonds that specializes in information about higher education and careers has ranked Purdue University's College of Agriculture fifth-best among colleges of agriculture and forestry worldwide.

Purdue's ranking, tied with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is up from eighth last year.

QS ranked the institutions in 36 subjects based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations per paper.

“The ranking is a testament to the great work of our current faculty staff and students as well as a reflection of the reputation established by those before us that we work to build on every day,” said Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. “With our new strategic plan being rolled out this summer, we are very excited about the future of Purdue Agriculture.”

Purdue placed behind top-rated University of California-Davis, Cornell University, Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the University of California-Berkley.

Rounding out the top 10 were Australian National University, Iowa State University, Oregon State University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

The full rankings are available at

Source: Purdue University

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