The Times Higher Education University has released its rankings for 2013-14, and the California Institute of Technology is No. 1 on the list for the third year in a row.

Judges scored all universities in the world based on the schools' core missions. The scoring is focused on teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. With more than 30 students who have won Noble Prizes and Harrison Schmitt, who walked on the moon, as its alumni, it is no surprise that Caltech got the top spot. It has an overall score of 94.9 out of 100.

Other California schools who made it within the top 50 include Stanford (No. 4), UC Berkeley (No. 8), UCLA (No. 12), UCSB (No. 33) and UCSD (No.  40).

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