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Rank# University Enrolment Score Location
1 Harvard University 21,261 100 United States|Cambridge (U.S.)
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 11,276 97.9 United States|Cambridge (U.S.)
3 Stanford University 16,223 95.3 United States|Stanford
4 University of California--Berkeley 39,918 89.8 United States|Berkeley
5 University of Oxford N/A 87 United Kingdom|Oxford
6 Columbia University 27,384 86.7 United States|New York City
7 California Institute of Technology 2,238 86.3 United States|Pasadena
8 University of Washington 46,258 86 United States|Seattle
9 University of Cambridge 19,580 85.8 United Kingdom|Cambridge (U.K.)
10 Johns Hopkins University 16,432 85.1 United States|Baltimore
11 Princeton University 8,091 85 United States|Princeton
11 Yale University 12,910 85 United States|New Haven
13 University of California--Los Angeles 42,509 84.3 United States|Los Angeles
14 University of Pennsylvania 20,771 84.2 United States|Philadelphia
15 University of California--San Francisco N/A 84.1 United States|San Francisco
15 University of Chicago N/A 84.1 United States|Chicago
17 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor 43,873 83.5 United States|Ann Arbor
17 University of Toronto 74,502 83.5 Canada|Toronto
19 University College London 34,785 83.4 United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
20 Imperial College London 17,050 83.3 United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
21 University of California--San Diego N/A 83.1 United States|La Jolla
22 Cornell University 23,016 81.9 United States|Ithaca
23 Duke University N/A 81.6 United States|Durham (North Carolina, U.S.)
24 Northwestern University N/A 80.4 United States|Evanston
25 University of Melbourne N/A 79.7 Australia|Parkville
26 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich 19,043 79.5 Switzerland|Zurich
27 University of Sydney 47,719 79 Australia|Sydney
28 Tsinghua University 37,484 78.5 China|Beijing
29 New York University 44,474 78.4 United States|New York City
30 University of Edinburgh 30,450 78.3 United Kingdom|Edinburgh
31 University of British Columbia 55,359 77.9 Canada|Vancouver
32 National University of Singapore 30,943 77.5 Singapore|Singapore
33 Washington University in St. Louis 13,984 77.3 United States|St. Louis
34 King's College London 27,425 77.2 United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
34 University of Copenhagen N/A 77.2 Denmark|Copenhagen
36 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill 30,953 76.9 United States|Chapel Hill
36 University of Queensland Australia 40,389 76.9 Australia|Brisbane
38 Nanyang Technological University 23,902 76.6 Singapore|Singapore
38 University of Texas--Austin N/A 76.6 United States|Austin
40 University of Amsterdam N/A 76.4 Netherlands|Amsterdam
41 University of Wisconsin--Madison 39,451 76.2 United States|Madison
42 King Abdulaziz University 31,869 76 Saudi Arabia|Jeddah
43 University of Pittsburgh 26,761 75.7 United States|Pittsburgh
43 Sorbonne Universite 43,585 75.7 France|Paris
45 Ohio State University--Columbus 54,650 75.6 United States|Columbus
46 University of Munich 34,252 75.5 Germany|Munich
47 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities 45,710 75.4 United States|Minneapolis
48 Karolinska Institute 7,696 75 Sweden|Stockholm
48 Catholic University of Leuven 45,617 75 Belgium|Leuven
48 Monash University 57,406 75 Australia|Clayton
51 McGill University 31,578 74.9 Canada|Montreal
51 Peking University 38,583 74.9 China|Beijing
51 University of New South Wales 46,234 74.9 Australia|Kensington
54 Heidelberg University 20,020 74.7 Germany|Heidelberg
54 Utrecht University N/A 74.7 Netherlands|Utrecht
56 University of California--Santa Barbara N/A 74.6 United States|Santa Barbara
57 Boston University 26,510 74.5 United States|Boston
58 École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne 10,942 74.4 Switzerland|Lausanne
59 University of Colorado--Boulder 34,481 74.3 United States|Boulder
60 University of Maryland--College Park 33,671 74.1 United States|College Park
60 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign N/A 74.1 United States|Champaign
62 University of Zurich 23,281 74 Switzerland|Zurich
62 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A 74 United States|New York City
64 Australian National University 18,801 73.9 Australia|Canberra
64 University of Manchester N/A 73.9 United Kingdom|Manchester
66 Georgia Institute of Technology 24,695 73.7 United States|Atlanta
66 University of California--Davis N/A 73.7 United States|Davis
68 Université de Paris 63,219 73.5 France|Paris
68 Erasmus University Rotterdam N/A 73.5 Netherlands|Rotterdam
70 University of Southern California N/A 73.4 United States|Los Angeles
71 Emory University 12,923 73.3 United States|Atlanta
72 Vanderbilt University 12,139 73 United States|Nashville
73 University of Adelaide 21,054 72.8 Australia|Adelaide
73 University of Tokyo 25,935 72.8 Japan|Tokyo
75 Pennsylvania State University--University Park 46,682 72.6 United States|University Park
76 Rockefeller University 231 72.4 United States|New York City
76 Technical University of Munich 32,377 72.4 Germany|Munich
78 University of California--Irvine 35,040 72 United States|Irvine
79 University of Western Australia 18,451 71.9 Australia|Crawley
80 VU University Amsterdam N/A 71.8 Netherlands|Amsterdam
81 University of California--Santa Cruz 19,457 71.6 United States|Santa Cruz
82 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 33,388 71.5 Germany|Berlin
83 Wageningen University and Research Center 14,356 71.2 Netherlands|Wageningen
83 University of Hong Kong 18,135 71.2 Hong Kong|Pok Fu Lam
85 Ghent University 37,587 71.1 Belgium|Gent
86 University of Bristol 23,140 71 United Kingdom|Bristol
86 University of Glasgow 26,355 71 United Kingdom|Glasgow
86 Leiden University N/A 71 Netherlands|Leiden
86 University of Helsinki N/A 71 Finland|Helsinki
90 University of Barcelona 45,494 70.9 Spain|Barcelona
90 University of Oslo N/A 70.9 Norway|Oslo
92 University of Groningen 28,392 70.8 Netherlands|Groningen
92 University of Birmingham 31,390 70.8 United Kingdom|Birmingham (U.K.)
94 Carnegie Mellon University N/A 70.7 United States|Pittsburgh
95 Chinese University Hong Kong 18,675 70.6 Hong Kong|Shatin
96 University of Geneva 17,271 70.5 Switzerland|Geneva
97 University of Arizona 39,635 70.4 United States|Tucson
97 University of Southampton N/A 70.4 United Kingdom|Southampton
99 Lund University 27,443 70.2 Sweden|Lund
100 Michigan State University 45,678 70 United States|East Lansing

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101 Brown University 9,695 69.5 United States|Providence
101 Uppsala University N/A 69.5 Sweden|Uppsala
103 Radboud University Nijmegen 20,752 69.4 Netherlands|Nijmegen
103 University of Cape Town 21,647 69.4 South Africa|Cape Town
105 Weizmann Institute of Science 1,147 69.3 Israel|Rehovot
105 Aarhus University 26,318 69.3 Denmark|Aarhus
107 University of Bern 11,419 69.2 Switzerland|Bern
107 University of Florida 46,632 69.2 United States|Gainesville
109 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 9,976 69.1 Hong Kong|Hong Kong
109 University of Virginia N/A 69.1 United States|Charlottesville
111 Freie Universität Berlin 36,380 68.7 Germany|Berlin
112 University of Bologna N/A 68.6 Italy|Bologna
113 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick 44,655 68.5 United States|Piscataway Township
114 Queen Mary, University of London 19,035 68.4 United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
114 University of Padua 46,900 68.4 Italy|Padua
114 Sapienza University of Rome 77,548 68.4 Italy|Rome
114 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine N/A 68.4 United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
114 Purdue University--West Lafayette N/A 68.4 United States|West Lafayette
114 Stockholm University N/A 68.4 Sweden|Stockholm
114 University of Bonn N/A 68.4 Germany|Bonn
121 King Abdullah University of Science & Technology N/A 68.3 Saudi Arabia|Thuwal
122 Shanghai Jiao Tong University 38,556 68.2 China|Shanghai
122 Universidade de São Paulo 82,961 68.2 Brazil|Sao Paulo
124 University of Science and Technology of China 16,434 68 China|Hefei
125 University of Auckland 32,596 67.9 New Zealand|Auckland
125 Kyoto University N/A 67.9 Japan|Kyoto
127 Indiana University--Bloomington N/A 67.7 United States|Bloomington
128 Rice University 6,805 67.6 United States|Houston
129 Seoul National University N/A 67.5 South Korea|Seoul
130 Texas A&M University--College Station 62,070 67.4 United States|College Station
131 University of Basel N/A 67.2 Switzerland|Basel
132 Baylor College of Medicine N/A 67.1 United States|Houston
133 McMaster University 25,285 67 Canada|Hamilton
133 University of Sheffield 27,065 67 United Kingdom|Sheffield
135 University of Gothenburg 19,618 66.9 Sweden|Gothenburg
135 University of Warwick 22,430 66.9 United Kingdom|Coventry
135 Zhejiang University 36,825 66.9 China|Hangzhou
138 University of Alberta N/A 66.8 Canada|Edmonton
139 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center--Dallas N/A 66.6 United States|Dallas
140 University of Rochester 10,017 66.4 United States|Rochester
140 University of Montreal 36,774 66.4 Canada|Montreal
142 Case Western Reserve University 10,774 66.3 United States|Cleveland
142 University of Utah 30,692 66.3 United States|Salt Lake City
142 University of Massachusetts--Amherst N/A 66.3 United States|Amherst
142 University of Nottingham N/A 66.3 United Kingdom|Nottingham
146 University of Liverpool 26,035 66.2 United Kingdom|Liverpool
146 Arizona State University--Tempe 45,827 66.2 United States|Tempe
148 University Catholique of Louvain 26,462 66 Belgium|Louvain-la-Neuve
148 Nanjing University 37,457 66 China|Nanjing
148 International School for Advanced Studies N/A 66 Italy|Trieste
148 Oregon Health & Science University N/A 66 United States|Portland
152 University of Sussex 16,375 65.9 United Kingdom|Brighton
152 University of Leeds N/A 65.9 United Kingdom|Leeds
154 Autonomous University of Barcelona 31,248 65.8 Spain|Barcelona
155 Technical University of Denmark 9,412 65.7 Denmark|Kongens Lyngby
155 University of Hamburg 30,649 65.7 Germany|Hamburg
155 University of Alabama--Birmingham N/A 65.7 United States|Birmingham (U.S.)
158 University of California--Riverside 22,498 65.6 United States|Riverside
158 University of Göttingen 30,894 65.6 Germany|Gottingen
160 University of Iowa 29,406 65.5 United States|Iowa City
160 Fudan University 32,597 65.5 China|Shanghai
162 City University Hong Kong 9,513 65.3 Hong Kong|Kowloon
162 University of Technology Sydney N/A 65.3 Australia|Ultimo
164 University of Exeter 22,435 65.1 United Kingdom|Exeter
164 University of Milan N/A 65.1 Italy|Milan
166 University of Bergen 14,297 64.8 Norway|Bergen
166 Newcastle University 25,235 64.8 United Kingdom|Newcastle upon Tyne
168 University of Freiburg 14,878 64.7 Germany|Freiburg
168 Cardiff University 26,735 64.7 United Kingdom|Cardiff
170 Hong Kong Polytechnic University 22,778 64.6 Hong Kong|Kowloon
171 University of Aix-Marseille 68,841 64.5 France|Marseille
172 Tel Aviv University 22,635 64.4 Israel|Tel Aviv
172 Delft University of Technology N/A 64.4 Netherlands|Delft
174 Curtin University 30,130 64.2 Australia|Bentley
174 University of Calgary 31,863 64.2 Canada|Calgary
176 Stony Brook University--SUNY 24,593 64.1 United States|Stony Brook
177 Lancaster University 13,150 64 United Kingdom|Lancaster
177 Northeastern University 20,711 64 United States|Boston
177 Sun Yat-sen University 53,734 64 China|Guangzhou
180 Pompeu Fabra University 11,914 63.8 Spain|Barcelona
180 Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen N/A 63.8 Germany|Tubingen
182 Tufts University 11,024 63.7 United States|Medford
182 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus N/A 63.7 United States|Aurora
184 National Taiwan University 24,880 63.6 Taiwan|Taipei
184 RWTH Aachen University 45,256 63.6 Germany|Aachen
186 University of Würzburg 23,887 63.5 Germany|Wurzburg
186 Technical University of Dresden 32,339 63.5 Germany|Dresden
188 Autonomous University of Madrid 29,825 63.4 Spain|Madrid
189 University of Lausanne 12,685 63.1 Switzerland|Lausanne
189 University of Pisa 32,974 63.1 Italy|Pisa
189 Maastricht University N/A 63.1 Netherlands|Maastricht
192 University of Witwatersrand 27,839 62.8 South Africa|Johannesburg
192 University of Ottawa 35,140 62.8 Canada|Ottawa
192 University of Naples Federico II N/A 62.8 Italy|Naples
195 Florida State University N/A 62.7 United States|Tallahassee
195 University of Vienna N/A 62.7 Austria|Vienna
197 Boğaziçi University 13,772 62.6 Turkey|Istanbul
197 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 26,903 62.6 Germany|Karlsruhe
197 Queensland University of Technology 37,431 62.6 Australia|Brisbane
197 University of Lisbon 49,019 62.6 Portugal|Lisbon
197 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences N/A 62.6 China|Beijing
202 Université Libre de Bruxelles 24,157 62.5 Belgium|Brussels
202 University of Cincinnati N/A 62.5 United States|Cincinnati
204 University of Montpellier 39,703 62.4 France|Montpellier
205 Royal Institute of Technology 13,482 62.3 Sweden|Stockholm
205 University of Malaya 15,794 62.3 Malaysia|Kuala Lumpur
205 Sungkyunkwan University 23,340 62.3 South Korea|Seoul
205 Universite Grenoble Alpes (UGA) 40,486 62.3 France|Saint-Martin-d'Heres
209 Huazhong University of Science and Technology 56,941 62.2 China|Wuhan
210 University of Waterloo 32,804 62 Canada|Waterloo
210 Charles University in Prague 47,406 62 Czech Republic|Prague
212 University of Antwerp 15,272 61.9 Belgium|Antwerp
212 University of Illinois--Chicago N/A 61.9 United States|Chicago
214 University of Wollongong 19,703 61.8 Australia|Wollongong
214 Harbin Institute of Technology 31,513 61.8 China|Harbin
214 Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz N/A 61.8 Germany|Mainz
217 University of Tennessee 26,184 61.7 United States|Knoxville
217 Macquarie University 29,835 61.7 Australia|North Ryde
217 Griffith University 33,645 61.7 Australia|Nathan
217 University of Turin 55,957 61.7 Italy|Turin
221 Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa 557 61.6 Italy|Pisa
222 Hebrew University of Jerusalem 16,104 61.5 Israel|Jerusalem
222 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main 46,481 61.5 Germany|Frankfurt am Main
224 Medical University of Vienna 7,466 61.4 Austria|Vienna
224 University of Trento N/A 61.4 Italy|Trento
226 Dartmouth College 6,336 61.2 United States|Hanover
226 University of Otago 18,571 61.2 New Zealand|Dunedin
226 North Carolina State University--Raleigh 30,598 61.2 United States|Raleigh
226 University of Valencia 49,822 61.2 Spain|Valencia
226 University College Dublin N/A 61.2 Ireland|Dublin
231 Iowa State University N/A 61.1 United States|Ames
232 University of Oregon 22,019 61 United States|Eugene
232 University of Cologne N/A 61 Germany|Koln
232 University of Leicester N/A 61 United Kingdom|Leicester
235 University of Florence N/A 60.9 Italy|Florence
236 University of Miami 16,179 60.8 United States|Coral Gables
236 University of Münster 44,580 60.8 Germany|Munster
238 University of Notre Dame 12,149 60.6 United States|Notre Dame
238 University of Aberdeen 12,615 60.6 United Kingdom|Aberdeen
238 Durham University 17,360 60.6 United Kingdom|Durham (U.K.)
238 University of Erlangen Nuremberg 38,052 60.6 Germany|Erlangen
238 Deakin University 41,342 60.6 Australia|Burwood
243 University of Rome Tor Vergata N/A 60.5 Italy|Rome
244 Brandeis University 5,346 60.4 United States|Waltham
244 London School of Economics and Political Science 10,750 60.4 United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
244 Trinity College Dublin 17,154 60.4 Ireland|Dublin
247 Virginia Tech 34,155 60.3 United States|Blacksburg
247 Wuhan University 53,956 60.3 China|Wuhan
247 University of Strasbourg N/A 60.3 France|Strasbourg
250 Aalborg University 16,227 60.2 Denmark|Aalborg
251 Tongji University 33,740 60.1 China|Shanghai
252 Osaka University 22,867 60 Japan|Suita
252 Hunan University 41,210 60 China|Changsha
252 École Normale Superieure, Paris N/A 60 France|Paris
252 University of Newcastle N/A 60 Australia|Callaghan
256 University of New Mexico 20,241 59.9 United States|Albuquerque
257 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens N/A 59.8 Greece|Athens (Greece)
258 George Washington University 23,788 59.7 United States|Washington, D.C.
258 University of Pavia N/A 59.7 Italy|Pavia
258 University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse 3 N/A 59.7 France|Toulouse
261 Universite de Bordeaux 54,812 59.6 France|Talence
261 University of Texas Health Science Center--Houston N/A 59.6 United States|Houston
261 Yeshiva University N/A 59.6 United States|New York City
264 Aalto University 12,506 59.5 Finland|Esbo
264 Technion Israel Institute of Technology 14,740 59.5 Israel|Haifa
264 University of York 17,105 59.5 United Kingdom|York
264 University of Genoa 23,405 59.5 Italy|Genoa
264 Korea University N/A 59.5 South Korea|Seoul
269 Tohoku University 17,752 59.4 Japan|Sendai
269 University of Texas--Dallas 23,587 59.4 United States|Richardson
271 University of Porto 32,586 59.3 Portugal|Porto
271 Free University of Brussels N/A 59.3 Belgium|Elsene
271 University of Maryland--Baltimore N/A 59.3 United States|Baltimore
274 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 9,514 59.2 South Korea|Daejeon
274 University of Western Sydney 34,750 59.2 Australia|Penrith
274 University of Kiel N/A 59.2 Germany|Kiel
277 University at Buffalo--SUNY 26,341 59 United States|Buffalo
277 State University of Campinas 29,082 59 Brazil|Campinas
277 Oregon State University N/A 59 United States|Corvallis
280 Colorado State University 26,178 58.9 United States|Fort Collins
281 RMIT University 33,227 58.8 Australia|Melbourne (Australia)
281 Norwegian University of Science and Technology 36,050 58.8 Norway|Trondheim
281 University of Milan - Bicocca N/A 58.8 Italy|Milan
284 University of Kansas 24,252 58.7 United States|Lawrence
285 M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University N/A 58.6 Russia|Moscow (Russia)
285 University of Duisburg-Essen N/A 58.6 Germany|Essen
287 James Cook University 11,198 58.5 Australia|Townsville City
287 Western University 29,865 58.5 Canada|London (Canada)
289 University of Tartu 8,735 58.3 Estonia|Tartu
290 Pontificia University Católica de Chile 29,071 58.2 Chile|Santiago
290 South China University of Technology 40,581 58.2 China|Guangzhou
292 University of St. Andrews 9,605 58.1 United Kingdom|Fife
292 Southeast University 33,804 58.1 China|Nanjing
292 Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 N/A 58.1 France|Villeurbanne
295 Central South University 53,277 58 China|Changsha
295 University of Granada N/A 58 Spain|Granada
297 Swinburne University of Technology 15,604 57.9 Australia|Hawthorn
297 Washington State University 28,482 57.9 United States|Pullman
297 Xiamen University 41,546 57.9 China|Xiamen
297 University at Albany--SUNY N/A 57.9 United States|Albany
301 University of Victoria 21,317 57.8 Canada|Victoria
301 Xi'an Jiaotong University 36,551 57.8 China|Xi'an
301 Polytechnic University of Milan 36,828 57.8 Italy|Milan
301 University of Warsaw 41,344 57.8 Poland|Warsaw
301 University of Southern Denmark N/A 57.8 Denmark|Odense
306 University of East Anglia 16,190 57.7 United Kingdom|Norwich
306 Queen's University Belfast 19,690 57.7 United Kingdom|Belfast
306 Simon Fraser University 26,778 57.7 Canada|Burnaby
306 Beihang University 30,172 57.7 China|Beijing
310 Nagoya University 15,589 57.6 Japan|Nagoya
310 University of Georgia 36,169 57.6 United States|Athens (Georgia, U.S.)
312 University of Dundee 12,060 57.5 United Kingdom|Dundee
312 University of South Florida 34,839 57.5 United States|Tampa
312 Temple University 36,398 57.5 United States|Philadelphia
312 King Saud University 40,184 57.5 Saudi Arabia|Riyadh
316 Tokyo Institute of Technology 9,566 57.4 Japan|Tokyo
316 University of Ulm 10,503 57.4 Germany|Ulm
316 University of Tasmania 18,328 57.4 Australia|Hobart
316 University of Perugia N/A 57.4 Italy|Perugia
320 Beijing Normal University 23,365 57.3 China|Beijing
321 Stellenbosch University 24,525 57.2 South Africa|Stellenbosch
322 University of Turku 12,639 57.1 Finland|Turku
322 Georgetown University 16,451 57.1 United States|Washington, D.C.
322 Umeå University 17,055 57.1 Sweden|Umea
325 Dalhousie University 15,651 57 Canada|Halifax
325 University of South Carolina--Columbia N/A 57 United States|Columbia
327 University of Reading N/A 56.8 United Kingdom|Reading
327 Wayne State University N/A 56.8 United States|Detroit
329 Jagiellonian University 37,975 56.7 Poland|Krakow
329 Kyushu University N/A 56.7 Japan|Fukuoka
329 Yonsei University N/A 56.7 South Korea|Seoul
332 University of Trieste 16,217 56.5 Italy|Trieste
332 University of Connecticut 27,996 56.5 United States|Storrs
332 University of KwaZulu Natal 34,732 56.5 South Africa|Durban
335 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 47,133 56.3 Greece|Thessaloniki
336 University of Delaware 21,564 56.2 United States|Newark
336 Complutense University of Madrid 61,732 56.2 Spain|Madrid
338 University of Innsbruck 13,493 56.1 Austria|Innsbruck
338 University of Canterbury 14,069 56.1 New Zealand|Christchurch
338 Technical University of Berlin 22,695 56.1 Germany|Berlin
338 Vienna University of Technology N/A 56.1 Austria|Vienna
342 Chalmers University of Technology 8,910 55.9 Sweden|Gothenburg
342 Nankai University 29,500 55.9 China|Nankai
342 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China 32,932 55.9 China|Chengdu
342 École Polytechnique N/A 55.9 France|Palaiseau
342 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro N/A 55.9 Brazil|Rio de Janeiro
342 Politecnico di Bari N/A 55.9 Italy|Bari
342 University of Leipzig N/A 55.9 Germany|Leipzig
349 University of Nebraska--Lincoln 24,677 55.8 United States|Lincoln (U.S.)
349 Eindhoven University of Technology N/A 55.8 Netherlands|Eindhoven
349 Grenoble Institute of Technology N/A 55.8 France|Grenoble
352 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 3,720 55.7 Sweden|Uppsala
352 Medical University of Graz N/A 55.7 Austria|Graz
352 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University N/A 55.7 Italy|Milan
355 China University of Geosciences N/A 55.6 China|Wuhan
355 Tianjin University N/A 55.6 China|Tianjin
355 University of Mississippi N/A 55.6 United States|University
358 Soochow University 49,098 55.5 China|Suzhou
358 Linköping University N/A 55.5 Sweden|Linkoping
358 University of Kentucky N/A 55.5 United States|Lexington
361 Laval University 28,855 55.4 Canada|Quebec City
361 University of Tampere N/A 55.4 Finland|Tampere
363 National Tsing Hua University 14,758 55.3 Taiwan|Hsinchu
363 University of Colorado--Denver N/A 55.3 United States|Denver
365 University of Ljubljana 38,762 55.2 Slovenia|Ljubljana
365 Baylor University N/A 55.2 United States|Waco
367 Pohang University of Science and Technology 3,034 55.1 South Korea|Pohang
367 Belarusian State University 24,451 55.1 Belarus|Minsk
367 University of Siena N/A 55.1 Italy|Siena
370 Syracuse University 20,484 55 United States|Syracuse
370 University of Liège N/A 55 Belgium|Liege
372 University of South Australia 20,930 54.9 Australia|Adelaide
372 Ruhr University Bochum N/A 54.9 Germany|Bochum
374 La Trobe University 22,303 54.8 Australia|Melbourne (Australia)
374 Medical University of Innsbruck N/A 54.8 Austria|Innsbruck
374 University of Massachusetts--Worcester N/A 54.8 United States|Worcester
374 University of Missouri N/A 54.8 United States|Columbia
378 Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) 9,790 54.7 United Kingdom|Egham
378 University of Hawaii--Manoa 14,873 54.7 United States|Honolulu
378 University of Johannesburg 27,660 54.7 South Africa|Johannesburg
378 University of Bari 43,458 54.7 Italy|Bari
378 University of Buenos Aires N/A 54.7 Argentina|Buenos Aires
383 Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf N/A 54.6 Germany|Dusseldorf
383 University of Texas Health Science Center--San Antonio N/A 54.6 United States|San Antonio
385 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology 5,736 54.5 Russia|Dolgoprudny
385 National Technical University of Athens N/A 54.5 Greece|Athens (Greece)
387 University of Tehran 44,960 54.4 Iran|Tehran
387 Drexel University N/A 54.4 United States|Philadelphia
389 Auckland University of Technology 17,909 54.3 New Zealand|Auckland
390 University of Twente 8,207 54.2 Netherlands|Enschede
390 University of Manitoba 28,786 54.2 Canada|Winnipeg
390 Thomas Jefferson University N/A 54.2 United States|Philadelphia
390 Université de Lille N/A 54.2 France|Lille
390 University of Chile N/A 54.2 Chile|Santiago
395 University of Tsukuba 16,633 54.1 Japan|Tsukuba
395 Friedrich Schiller University of Jena N/A 54.1 Germany|Jena
395 Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology N/A 54.1 South Korea|Ulsan
398 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 20,319 54 Georgia|Tbilisi
399 University of Houston 46,052 53.9 United States|Houston
399 Universite de Lorraine 59,690 53.9 France|Nancy
399 National Autonomous University of Mexico 166,368 53.9 Mexico|Mexico City
402 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) 5,797 53.8 Russia|Moscow (Russia)
402 University of Coimbra 21,332 53.8 Portugal|Coimbra
402 College de France N/A 53.8 France|Paris
402 Virginia Commonwealth University N/A 53.8 United States|Richmond
406 University of Iceland 8,309 53.7 Iceland|Reykjavik
406 University of Nova de Lisboa 19,976 53.7 Portugal|Lisbon
406 China Agricultural University 20,609 53.7 China|Beijing
406 Sichuan University 64,707 53.7 China|Chengdu
406 University of Belgrade N/A 53.7 Serbia|Belgrade
406 University of Strathclyde N/A 53.7 United Kingdom|Glasgow
412 University of Eastern Finland 11,742 53.6 Finland|Joensuu
412 Shandong University N/A 53.6 China|Jinan
414 East China Normal University 27,085 53.5 China|Shanghai
414 Eotvos Lorand University 27,199 53.5 Hungary|Budapest
414 Kansas State University N/A 53.5 United States|Manhattan
414 Medical University of South Carolina N/A 53.5 United States|Charleston
414 University of Oklahoma N/A 53.5 United States|Norman
419 Queen's University 24,354 53.4 Canada|Kingston (Canada)
419 Florida International University 33,974 53.4 United States|Miami
419 Dalian University of Technology 39,705 53.4 China|Dalian
419 University of Alabama 44,731 53.4 United States|Tuscaloosa
419 University of Giessen N/A 53.4 Germany|Giessen
419 Wake Forest University N/A 53.4 United States|Winston-Salem
425 Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge 28,221 53.3 United States|Baton Rouge
425 Quaid I Azam University N/A 53.3 Pakistan|Islamabad
427 Università della Svizzera italiana 2,713 53.2 Switzerland|Lugano
427 University of Bath 16,140 53.2 United Kingdom|Bath
427 Shenzhen University 35,396 53.2 China|Shenzhen
427 Cairo University 204,412 53.2 Egypt|Giza
427 Hannover Medical School N/A 53.2 Germany|Hannover
432 York University 49,354 53.1 Canada|Toronto
432 University of Auvergne N/A 53.1 France|Clermont-Ferrand
434 St George's University of London 3,475 53 United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
435 Flinders University 17,167 52.9 Australia|Bedford Park
435 Texas Tech University 33,464 52.9 United States|Lubbock
437 University College Cork 17,727 52.8 Ireland|Cork
437 Hokkaido University 18,483 52.8 Japan|Sapporo
437 University of Salerno N/A 52.8 Italy|Fisciano
440 Tulane University 11,224 52.7 United States|New Orleans
440 Hanyang University 20,019 52.7 South Korea|Seoul
440 Beijing Institute of Technology 31,964 52.7 China|Beijing
440 University of Tromsø N/A 52.7 Norway|Tromso
444 University of Pretoria 35,387 52.6 South Africa|Hatfied (South Africa)
445 Islamic Azad University N/A 52.5 Iran|Tehran
445 University of Massachusetts--Boston N/A 52.5 United States|Boston
447 University of Surrey 15,090 52.4 United Kingdom|Surrey
447 Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University 16,768 52.4 Russia|St. Petersburg
447 Wuhan University of Technology 52,910 52.4 China|Wuhan
447 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul N/A 52.4 Brazil|Porto Alegre
451 University of Catania N/A 52.3 Italy|Catania
451 University of Navarra N/A 52.3 Spain|Pamplona
453 Brunel University 12,610 52.2 United Kingdom|Uxbridge
453 Middle East Technical University 23,330 52.2 Turkey|Ankara
453 George Mason University 30,500 52.2 United States|Fairfax
453 University of the Basque Country 42,724 52.2 Spain|Leioa
453 Novosibirsk State University N/A 52.2 Russia|Novosibirsk
453 University of Oulu N/A 52.2 Finland|Oulu
459 University of Minho 18,504 52.1 Portugal|Braga
459 Catholic University of Sacred Heart N/A 52.1 Italy|Milan
461 University of Central Florida 58,425 52 United States|Orlando
461 Federal University of Minas Gerais N/A 52 Brazil|Belo Horizonte
463 UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista N/A 51.9 Brazil|Sao Paulo
463 Yerevan Physics Institute N/A 51.9 Armenia|Yerevan
465 Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis N/A 51.8 United States|Indianapolis
466 Jilin University 71,593 51.7 China|Changchun
467 Roma Tre University 32,361 51.4 Italy|Rome
467 Waseda University 48,260 51.4 Japan|Tokyo
467 Rush University N/A 51.4 United States|Chicago
467 University of Wuppertal N/A 51.4 Germany|Wuppertal
471 University of Texas--Arlington 29,817 51.3 United States|Arlington
471 Carleton University N/A 51.3 Canada|Ottawa
471 Southern University of Science & Technology N/A 51.3 China|Shenzhen
474 Swansea University 17,285 51.2 United Kingdom|Swansea
475 Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) 20,370 51.1 United Kingdom|Liverpool
475 Aga Khan University N/A 51.1 Pakistan|Karachi
475 Dortmund University of Technology N/A 51.1 Germany|Dortmund
478 Oklahoma State University 22,047 51 United States|Stillwater
478 Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria N/A 51 Chile|Valparaiso
480 Central China Normal University N/A 50.9 China|Wuhan
480 Universidad de Cantabria N/A 50.9 Spain|Santander
480 University of Fribourg N/A 50.9 Switzerland|Fribourg
483 University of Guelph 22,384 50.8 Canada|Guelph
483 Bielefeld University 25,015 50.8 Germany|Bielefeld
483 Georgia State University N/A 50.8 United States|Atlanta
486 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 19,988 50.7 Malaysia|Johor
486 Istanbul Technical University 37,861 50.7 Turkey|Istanbul
486 ENS De Lyon N/A 50.7 France|Lyon
486 University of Regensburg N/A 50.7 Germany|Regensburg
490 Tomsk State University 7,798 50.6 Russia|Tomsk
490 American University of Beirut 8,603 50.6 Lebanon|Beirut
490 Tilburg University 9,380 50.6 Netherlands|Tilburg
490 University of Potsdam N/A 50.6 Germany|Potsdam (Germany)
494 Polytechnic University of Turin 29,006 50.5 Italy|Turin
494 California State University--Fresno N/A 50.5 United States|Fresno
494 University of Science & Technology Beijing N/A 50.5 China|Beijing
497 University of the Andes Colombia N/A 50.4 Colombia|Bogota
497 University of Udine N/A 50.4 Italy|Udine
499 University of Vermont 12,582 50.3 United States|Burlington
499 Chongqing University 42,095 50.3 China|Chongqing
499 Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris N/A 50.3 France|Paris
499 Philipps University of Marburg N/A 50.3 Germany|Marburg
499 University of Louisville N/A 50.3 United States|Louisville
504 University of Texas--San Antonio 25,892 50.2 United States|San Antonio
505 University of Macau 9,343 50.1 Macau|Taipa
505 University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee N/A 50.1 United States|Milwaukee
507 University of Ferrara 17,025 50 Italy|Ferrara
507 Northwestern Polytechnical University 27,813 50 China|Xi'an
507 Singapore University of Technology & Design N/A 50 Singapore|Singapore
507 Southern Methodist University N/A 50 United States|Dallas
511 University of Konstanz 11,553 49.9 Germany|Konstanz
511 Mahidol University 29,296 49.9 Thailand|Salaya
511 Shanghai University 37,395 49.9 China|Shanghai
511 Hacettepe University 51,530 49.9 Turkey|Ankara
511 Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology N/A 49.9 China|Nanjing
516 Chulalongkorn University 33,643 49.8 Thailand|Bangkok
516 University of Seville 50,970 49.8 Spain|Seville
516 Czech Technical University in Prague N/A 49.8 Czech Republic|Prague
516 University of Cyprus N/A 49.8 Cyprus|Nicosia
520 Indian Institute of Science 4,038 49.7 India|Bangalore

 

Best Global Universities 2020

American Institutions Are At The Top.

U.S. News has released its sixth-annual Best Global Universities, and U.S. institutions once again dominate the top 30 schools. Not to be confused with the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, the global ratings focus on universities’ research and academic reputations - not on their undergraduate programs, and they include universities from across the world - not just the U.S.

The rankings include scores for 1,500 institutions in 81 countries. The U.S. had 249 universities that were ranked, followed by China (188), the U.K. (86), Japan (82) and Germany (66).

The US and China have dominated in the US News & World Report 2020 Best Global Universities Rankings, further cementing research reputations of the two countries’ institutions. 

Eight out of ten of the world’s top universities as per the ranking, including Harvard, MIT, Stanford, University of California—Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Princeton University, and the University of Washington, were in the US.

Top 80

1 Harvard University  United States Cambridge, MA
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology  United States Cambridge, MA
3 Stanford University  United States Stanford, CA
4 University of California-Berkeley  United States Berkeley, CA
5 University of Oxford  United Kingdom Oxford
6 California Institute of Technology  United States Pasadena, CA
7 Columbia University  United States New York, NY
8 Princeton University  United States Princeton, NJ
9 University of Cambridge  United Kingdom Cambridge
10 University of Washington  United States Seattle, WA
11 Johns Hopkins University  United States Baltimore, MD
12 Yale University  United States New Haven, CT
13 University of Chicago  United States Chicago, IL
14 University of California-Los Angeles  United States Los Angeles, CA
15 University of California-San Francisco  United States San Francisco, CA
16 University of Pennsylvania  United States Philadelphia, PA
17 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor  United States Ann Arbor, MI
18 University of Toronto  Canada Toronto, Ontario
19 University of California-San Diego  United States La Jolla, CA
20 Imperial College London  United Kingdom London
21 University College London  United Kingdom London
22 Duke University  United States Durham, NC
23 Cornell University  United States Ithaca, NY
24 Northwestern University  United States Evanston, IL
25 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich  Switzerland Zurich
26 University of Melbourne  Australia Parkville, Victoria
27 University of Sydney  Australia Sydney, New South Wales
28 New York University  United States New York, NY
28 University of Edinburgh  United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland
30 University of British Columbia  Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
31 Washington University in St. Louis  United States St. Louis, MO
32 University of Copenhagen  Denmark Copenhagen
33 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill  United States Chapel Hill, NC
34 University of Texas-Austin  United States Austin, TX
34 National University of Singapore  Singapore
36 Tsinghua University  China Beijing
37 University of Wisconsin-Madison  United States Madison, WI
37 King's College London  United Kingdom London
37 Sorbonne Universite  France Paris
40 University of Amsterdam  Netherlands Amsterdam
41 University of California-Santa Barbara  United States Santa Barbara, CA
42 University of Queensland Australia  Australia Brisbane, Queensland
43 Nanyang Technological University  Singapore
43 University of Munich  Germany Munich
45 Ohio State University-Columbus  United States Columbus, OH
45 École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne  Switzerland Lausanne
47 University of Pittsburgh  United States Pittsburgh, PA
47 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities  United States Minneapolis, MN
49 McGill University  Canada Montréal, Québec
50 University of Colorado-Boulder  United States Boulder, CO
51 University of Maryland-College Park  United States College Park, MD
51 Boston University  United States Boston, MA
51 Karolinska Institute  Sweden Stockholm
51 King Abdulaziz University  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
55 Utrecht University  Netherlands Utrecht
56 Heidelberg University  Germany Heidelberg
56 Catholic University of Leuven  Belgium Leuven
58 University of Zurich  Switzerland Zürich
59 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign  United States Champaign, IL
59 Peking University  China Beijing
59 Monash University  Australia Clayton, Victoria
62 Rockefeller University  United States New York, NY
62 Georgia Institute of Technology  United States Atlanta, GA
64 University of California-Davis  United States Davis, CA
64 University of Manchester  United Kingdom Manchester
64 University of New South Wales  Australia Kensington, New South Wales
67 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  United States New York, NY
67 Universite Sorbonne Paris Cite-USPC (ComUE)  France Paris
69 University of Southern California  United States Los Angeles, CA
69 Australian National University  Australia Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
71 Emory University  United States Atlanta, GA
72 Pennsylvania State University-University Park  United States University Park, PA
72 Vanderbilt University  United States Nashville, TN
74 Erasmus University Rotterdam  Netherlands Rotterdam
74 University of Tokyo  Japan Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
76 University of California-Santa Cruz  United States Santa Cruz, CA
77 Technical University of Munich  Germany Munich
78 University of California-Irvine  United States Irvine, CA
79 Wageningen University and Research Center  Netherlands Wageningen
80 University of Adelaide  Australia Adelaide, South Australia

This year’s report includes six new subject rankings on oncology, surgery, cardiac and cardiovascular systems, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering.

In both the engineering and computer science rankings, four of the top 10 schools are based in China.

The UK had 86 universities included (5.7%) and then Japan with 82 (5.5%). Germany was fifth in the overall world rankings with 66 universities (4.4%). 

Oxford and Cambridge were the only two non-American universities that made the top list. The only significant change in the top 10 rankings was Cambridge dropping to 9th place from 7th last year. 

The report also identified the top three universities by global region. The top universities in Africa were the University of Cape Town (South Africa), the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)  and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). 

Asia’s top universities were the National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University (China) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). 

The top universities in Australia and New Zealand were the University of Melbourne (Australia), the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland (Australia). 

In Europe, Oxford (UK), Cambridge (UK) and Imperial College London (UK) took the top spots, while in Latin America the highest ranked universities were Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil),  Pontificia University Católica de Chile and State University of Campinas (Brazil). 

Among schools ranked 11-20, eight were located in the U.S.: Johns Hopkins, Yale, University of Chicago, UCLA, University of California-San Francisco, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Toronto, University of California-San Diego, Imperial College London.

Rounding out the top 30 were the University College London, Duke, Cornell, Northwestern, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, New York University, University of Edinburg, and the University of British Columbia.

81st to 160th

 

81 University of Bristol  United Kingdom Bristol
82 Carnegie Mellon University  United States Pittsburgh, PA
82 VU University Amsterdam  Netherlands Amsterdam
82 PSL Research University Paris (ComUE)  France Paris
85 University of Arizona  United States Tucson, AZ
86 University of Western Australia  Australia Crawley, Western Australia
87 University of Helsinki  Finland Helsinki
87 Ghent University  Belgium Gent
89 University of Glasgow  United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland
89 Leiden University  Netherlands Leiden
91 Lund University  Sweden Lund
91 University of Oslo  Norway Oslo
91 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  Germany Berlin
94 University of Southampton  United Kingdom Southampton
94 University of Geneva  Switzerland Geneva
96 University of Birmingham  United Kingdom Birmingham
96 University of Groningen  Netherlands Groningen
98 University of Barcelona  Spain Barcelona
99 Weizmann Institute of Science  Israel Rehovot
100 University of Hong Kong  Hong Kong Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
101 Michigan State University  United States East Lansing, MI
102 Brown University  United States Providence, RI
102 Uppsala University  Sweden Uppsala
104 Radboud University Nijmegen  Netherlands Nijmegen
105 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick  United States Piscataway Township, NJ
105 University of Florida  United States Gainesville, FL
107 University of Virginia  United States Charlottesville, VA
108 Rice University  United States Houston, TX
108 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine  United Kingdom London
108 University of Bonn  Germany Bonn
108 Aarhus University  Denmark Aarhus C
112 University of Bern  Switzerland Bern
113 Chinese University Hong Kong  Hong Kong Shatin, New Territories
114 Purdue University-West Lafayette  United States West Lafayette, IN
114 Stockholm University  Sweden Stockholm
116 University of Padua  Italy Padua
116 University of Bologna  Italy Bologna
118 Université Paris-Sud  France Orsay
119 Queen Mary, University of London  United Kingdom London
119 Sapienza University of Rome  Italy Rome
121 University of Cape Town  South Africa Cape Town
122 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  Hong Kong
122 Freie Universität Berlin  Germany Berlin
124 Kyoto University  Japan Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
125 University of Rochester  United States Rochester, NY
126 McMaster University  Canada Hamilton, Ontario
127 University of Warwick  United Kingdom Coventry
128 University of Basel  Switzerland Basel
128 Seoul National University  South Korea Seoul
128 University of Science and Technology of China  China Hefei, Anhui
128 Universidade de São Paulo  Brazil São Paulo
132 Baylor College of Medicine  United States Houston, TX
132 University of Sheffield  United Kingdom Sheffield
134 Texas A&M University-College Station  United States College Station, TX
134 University of Auckland  New Zealand Auckland
136 Indiana University-Bloomington  United States Bloomington, IN
136 University of Massachusetts-Amherst  United States Amherst, MA
136 Shanghai Jiao Tong University  China Shanghai
139 University of Utah  United States Salt Lake City, UT
139 Universite de Lyon (ComUE)  France Lyon
139 University of Montreal  Canada Montréal, Québec
139 University of Alberta  Canada Edmonton, Alberta
139 University Catholique of Louvain  Belgium Louvain-la-Neuve
144 Communaute Universite Grenoble Alpes  France Saint-Martin-d'Heres
145 University of Hamburg  Germany Hamburg
146 Arizona State University-Tempe  United States Tempe, AZ
146 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas  United States Dallas, TX
148 Technical University of Denmark  Denmark Kongens Lyngby
149 University of California-Riverside  United States Riverside, CA
149 University of Liverpool  United Kingdom Liverpool
151 University of Gothenburg  Sweden Gothenburg
152 Oregon Health & Science University  United States Portland, OR
152 University of Nottingham  United Kingdom Nottingham
152 King Abdullah University of Science & Technology  Saudi Arabia Thuwal
155 Case Western Reserve University  United States Cleveland, OH
155 University of Milan  Italy Milan
157 Zhejiang University  China Hangzhou, Zhejiang
158 University of Leeds  United Kingdom Leeds
158 University of Freiburg  Germany Freiburg
160 University of Göttingen  Germany Göttingen

Methodology

Unlike the Best Colleges methodology, which, despite improvements, continues to be subject to numerous criticisms, the Best Global Universities employs 13 indicators, most of which are objective measures of the research productivity and impact of faculty affiliated with a given university. Thus, it represents an evaluation scheme worth paying attention to.

Schools are assigned an overall rating from 1-100 based on a weighted combination of the standardized scores for each of these indicators:

1-2. Global research reputation (12.5%) and regional research reputation (12.5%), which are derived from a five-year aggregate of Clarivate Analytics’ Academic Reputation Survey. Unlike many reputation ratings, for which there’s precious little assurance that the raters know very much about the school they’re evaluating, Clarivate Analytics asks respondents to give their opinions about programs in the academic disciplines with which they are familiar, allowing respondents to rate universities at the field and department level, rather than at the overall institutional level.

This method yields ratings that - while still subjective - should be better informed and less subject to “halo effects,” a bias where an overall positive impression of an object colors the perception of every aspect of it.

3-5. Research productivity is assessed by a count of journal publications (10%), books (2.5%), and conference papers (2.5%) produced from the five-year period, 2013-17.

6-9. Scholarly impact is measured by calculating four different measures of how often a piece of scholarship was cited by others: normalized citation impact (10%), total citations (7.5%), number of publications among the 10% most cited (12.5%), and percentage of total publications among the 10% most cited (10%).

10-11. Collaboration with other scholars is judged on two indicators: international collaboration (5%), the proportion of papers containing international co-authors divided by the proportion of co-authored papers in a school’s host country; and the percentage of publications with international collaborators (5%).

12-13. Two measures of scientific excellence round out the list: the number of papers that are in the top 1% most cited in their respective fields (5%) and the percentage of an institution’s total publications that are among the top 1% most highly cited overall (5%).

Ranking systems are always subject to criticisms, and even though most of the measures U.S. News employs to rank global universities are objective counts (perhaps more than necessary, given the overlap in some of them), a quarter of the overall score still rests on subjective - albeit probably well-informed - opinion.

Nonetheless, the fact that two-thirds of the top 30 research universities are located in the United States means something. Coming on the heels of the most recent Nobel Laureate awards, another international recognition where U.S. scholars again were by far the most frequently honored, American research universities appear to be maintaining their collective reputation as global leaders in original scholarship and academic reputation.

Sources of references:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2019/10/26/us-news-releases-its-best-global-universities-rankings-american-institutions-are-at-the-top/#10e35c7546e3

https://thepienews.com/news/us-china-dominate-u-s-news-university-rankings/

https://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-named-no-3-university-us-news-2020-0909

 

 

 

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2017 Global Universities - Academic Ranking

The third annual U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings were produced to provide insight into how universities compare globally. As an increasing number of students plan to enroll in universities outside of their own country, the Best Global Universities rankings – which focus specifically on schools' academic research and reputation overall and not on their separate undergraduate or graduate programs – can help those applicants accurately compare institutions around the world.  

Rank university Country  Score
#1 Harvard University  United States Cambridge, MA 100
#2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology  United States Cambridge, MA 97.9
#3 Stanford University  United States Stanford, CA 92.9
#4 University of California-Berkeley  United States Berkeley, CA 92.8
#5 California Institute of Technology  United States Pasadena, CA 89.3
#6 University of Oxford  United Kingdom Oxford 88.1
#7 University of Cambridge  United Kingdom Cambridge 86.3
#8 Princeton University  United States Princeton, NJ 86.2
#9 Columbia University  United States LA, CA 85.9
#10 University of California-Los Angeles  United States New York, NY 85.8
#11Tie Johns Hopkins University  United States Baltimore, MD 85.4
#11Tie University of Washington  United States Seattle, WA 85.4
#13 University of Chicago  United States Chicago, IL 85.2
#14 Yale University  United States New Haven, CT 85.1
#15 University of California-San Diego  United States La Jolla, CA 84.3
#16 University of California San Francisco  United States San Francisco, CA 84.1
#17Tie University of Michigan-Ann Arbor  United States Ann Arbor, MI 83.4
#17Tie University of Pennsylvania  United States Philadelphia, PA 83.4
#19Tie Duke University  United States Durham, NC 82.8
#19Tie Imperial College London  United Kingdom London 82.8
#21 University of Toronto  Canada Toronto, Ontario 82
#22 Cornell University  United States Ithaca, NY 81.9
#23 University College London  United Kingdom London 81.7
#24 University of California-Santa Barbara  United States Santa Barbara, CA 81.4
#25 Northwestern University  United States Evanston, IL 79.7
#26 Washington University in St. Louis  United States St. Louis, MO 78.5
#27Tie New York University  United States New York, NY 78.4
#27Tie University of California-Santa Cruz  United States Santa Cruz, CA 78.4
#29 University of Wisconsin-Madison  United States Madison, WI 78.3
#30 University of Texas-Austin  United States Austin, TX 78.1
#31 University of British Columbia  Canada Vancouver, British Columbia 78
#32Tie Boston University  United States Boston, MA 77.8
#32Tie University of Colorado-Boulder  United States Boulder, CO 77.8
#32Tie University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill  United States Chapel Hill, NC 77.8
#35 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich  Switzerland Zurich 77.7
#36Tie University of Edinburgh  United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland 77.2
#36Tie University of Melbourne  Australia Parkville, Victoria 77.2
#38 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities  United States Minneapolis, MN 77
#39 Rockefeller University  United States New York, NY 76.3
#40Tie École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne  Switzerland Lausanne 76.1
#40Tie University of Maryland-College Park  United States College Park, MD 76.1
#42 University of California-Davis  United States Davis, CA 76
#43 Ohio State University-Columbus  United States Columbus, OH 75.9
#44 University of Tokyo  Japan Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 75.8
#45Tie King's College London  United Kingdom London 75.7
#45Tie University of Sydney  Australia Sydney, New South Wales 75.7
#47Tie University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign  United States Champaign, IL 75.6
#47Tie University of Pittsburgh  United States Pittsburgh, PA 75.6
#49 University of Copenhagen  Denmark Copenhagen 75.4
#50Tie McGill University Canada 74.9
#50Tie National University of Singapore  Singapore  74.9
#52 University of Queensland Australia  Australia Brisbane, Queensland 74.8
#53Tie Peking University  China Beijing 74.6
#53Tie University of Southern California  United States Los Angeles, CA 74.6
#55 Catholic University of Leuven  Belgium Leuven 74.5
#56 Pennsylvania State University-University Park  United States University Park, PA 74.1
#57Tie Tsinghua University  China Beijing 73.9
#57Tie University of Munich  Germany Munich 73.9
#59Tie University of Manchester  United Kingdom Manchester 73.8
#59Tie Utrecht University  Netherlands Utrecht 73.8
#61 Rice University  United States Houston, TX 73.7
#62 Pierre and Marie Curie University  France Paris 73.6
#63Tie University of Amsterdam  Netherlands Amsterdam 73.5
#63Tie Vanderbilt University  United States Nashville, TN 73.5
#65 University of California-Irvine  United States Irvine, CA 73.4
#66 Georgia Institute of Technology  United States Atlanta, GA 73.3
#67 Carnegie Mellon University  United States Pittsburgh, PA 73.2
#68 Heidelberg University  Germany Heidelberg 73.1
#69 Karolinska Institute  Sweden Stockholm 73
#70Tie Emory University  United States Atlanta, GA 72.9
#70Tie London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine  United Kingdom London 72.9
#70Tie University of Zurich  Switzerland Zürich 72.9
#73 University of Arizona  United States Tucson, AZ 72.7
#74 Nanyang Technological University  Singapore  72.6
#75 Erasmus University Rotterdam  Netherlands Rotterdam 72.3
#76 University of Bristol  United Kingdom Bristol 72.1
#77 Leiden University  Netherlands Leiden 71.8
#78 Michigan State University  United States East Lansing, MI 71.6
#79 Monash University  Australia Clayton, Victoria 71.5
#80Tie Australian National University  Australia Canberra, Australian Capital Territo 71.4
#80Tie University of New South Wales  Australia Kensington, New South Wales 71.4
#82Tie Rutgers, The State U of New Jersey-New Brunswick  United States Piscataway Township, NJ 71.3
#82Tie University of Florida  United States Gainesville, FL 71.3
#84 Université Paris-Sud  France Orsay 71
#85 Brown University  United States Providence, RI 70.9
#86Tie Technical University of Munich  Germany Munich 70.7
#86Tie University of Barcelona  Spain Barcelona 70.7
#86Tie University of Groningen  Netherlands Groningen 70.7
#86Tie VU University Amsterdam  Netherlands Amsterdam 70.7
#90 Purdue University-West Lafayette  United States West Lafayette, IN 70.4
#91Tie University of Geneva  Switzerland Geneva 70.3
#91Tie University of Helsinki  Finland Helsinki 70.3
#93 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  Germany Berlin 70
#94 Lund University  Sweden Lund 69.9
#95Tie University of Rochester  United States Rochester, NY 69.8
#95Tie University of Western Australia  Australia Crawley, Western Australia 69.8
#97 Radboud University Nijmegen  Netherlands Nijmegen 69.7
#98 Ghent University  Belgium Gent 69.6
#99Tie University of Virginia  United States Charlottesville, VA 69.5
#99Tie University Paris Diderot - Paris 7  France Paris 69.5
#101 Weizmann Institute of Science  Israel Rehovot 69.4
#102Tie Kyoto University  Japan Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 69.3
#102Tie Wageningen University and Research Center  Netherlands Wageningen 69.3
#104 University of Southampton  United Kingdom Southampton 69.2
#105 Texas A&M University-College Station  United States College Station, TX 69
#106Tie Mount Sinai School of Medicine  United States New York, NY 68.9
#106Tie University of Hong Kong  Hong Kong Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong 68.9
#108Tie Aarhus University  Denmark Aarhus C 68.8
#108Tie University of Glasgow  United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland 68.8
#110Tie University of Bonn  Germany Bonn 68.5
#110Tie Uppsala University  Sweden Uppsala 68.5
#112 University of Cape Town  South Africa Cape Town 68.2
#113Tie Freie Universität Berlin  Germany Berlin 68.1
#113Tie Indiana University-Bloomington  United States Bloomington, IN 68.1
#113Tie University of California-Riverside  United States Riverside, CA 68.1
#116 University of Oslo  Norway Oslo 67.9
#117 University of Massachusetts-Amherst  United States Amherst, MA 67.8
#118 University of Birmingham  United Kingdom Birmingham 67.7
#119 Seoul National University  South Korea Seoul 67.6
#120 U of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas  United States Dallas, TX 67.5
#121Tie Arizona State University-Tempe  United States Tempe, AZ 67.4
#121Tie Fudan University  China Shanghai 67.4
#121Tie University of Hamburg  Germany Hamburg 67.4
#124 University of Padua  Italy Padua 67.2
#125Tie Technical University of Denmark  Denmark Kongens Lyngby 67.1
#125Tie University of Utah  United States Salt Lake City, UT 67.1
#127 Baylor College of Medicine  United States Houston, TX 67
#128 Queen Mary, University of London  United Kingdom London 66.9
#129 McMaster University  Canada Hamilton, Ontario 66.8
#130 University of Iowa  United States Iowa City, IA 66.7
#131Tie Case Western Reserve University  United States Cleveland, OH 66.6
#131Tie Stockholm University  Sweden Stockholm 66.6
#131Tie Stony Brook University-SUNY  United States Stony Brook, NY 66.6
#131Tie University of Basel  Switzerland Basel 66.6
#131Tie University of Leeds  United Kingdom Leeds 66.6
#136 University of Science and Technology of China  China Hefei, Anhui 66.5
#137 University of Liverpool  United Kingdom Liverpool 66.4
#138Tie Sapienza University of Rome  Italy Rome 66.3
#138Tie Shanghai Jiao Tong University  China Shanghai 66.3
#138Tie University of São Paulo  Brazil São Paulo 66.3
#138Tie University of Sheffield  United Kingdom Sheffield 66.3
#138Tie Zhejiang University  China Hangzhou, Zhejiang 66.3
#143 University of Bern  Switzerland Bern 66.1
#144Tie National Taiwan University  Taiwan Taipei 66
#144Tie University of Alberta  Canada Edmonton, Alberta 66
#144Tie University of Freiburg  Germany Freiburg 66
#147Tie Universite Grenoble Alpes (UGA)  France Saint-Martin-d'Heres 65.9
#147Tie University of Nottingham  United Kingdom Nottingham 65.9
#149Tie Cardiff University  United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales 65.8
#149Tie University of Bologna  Italy Bologna 65.8
#149Tie University of Montreal  Canada Montréal, Québec 65.8
#152Tie University of Adelaide  Australia Adelaide, South Australia 65.7
#152Tie University of Auckland  New Zealand Auckland 65.7
#154 Chinese University Hong Kong  Hong Kong Shatin, New Territories 65.6
#155 University of Göttingen  Germany Göttingen 65.4
#156Tie Tufts University  United States Medford, MA 65.3
#156Tie University of Notre Dame  United States Notre Dame, IN 65.3
#158Tie Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen  Germany Tübingen 65.1
#158Tie University of Miami  United States Coral Gables, FL 65.1
#160Tie Maastricht University  Netherlands Maastricht 65
#160Tie University of Warwick  United Kingdom Coventry 65
#162Tie University of Alabama-Birmingham  United States Birmingham, AL 64.9
#162Tie University of Milan  Italy Milan 64.9
#164Tie Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  Hong Kong  64.8
#164Tie University of Exeter  United Kingdom Exeter, Devon 64.8
#166 Boğaziçi University  Turkey Istanbul 64.7
#167Tie Autonomous University of Barcelona  Spain Barcelona 64.6
#167Tie Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  Germany Karlsruhe 64.6
#169Tie Florida State University  United States Tallahassee, FL 64.4
#169Tie Osaka University  Japan Suita, Osaka 64.4
#169Tie University of Aix-Marseille  France Marseille 64.4
#172Tie Durham University  United Kingdom Durham, Durham 64.3
#172Tie Tohoku University  Japan Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 64.3
#174Tie Hebrew University of Jerusalem  Israel Jerusalem 64
#174Tie RWTH Aachen University  Germany Aachen 64
#174Tie University of Maryland-Baltimore  United States Baltimore, MD 64
#177Tie Delft University of Technology  Netherlands Delft 63.9
#177Tie Iowa State University  United States Ames, IA 63.9
#177Tie Johann Wolfgang Goethe U Frankfurt am Main  Germany Frankfurt am Main 63.9
#180Tie University of Illinois-Chicago  United States Chicago, IL 63.8
#180Tie University of Lausanne  Switzerland Lausanne 63.8
#182Tie King Abdulaziz University  Saudi Arabia Jeddah 63.7
#182Tie Oregon Health & Science University  United States Portland, OR 63.7
#182Tie University of Tennessee  United States Knoxville, TN 63.7
#185 Charite - Medical University of Berlin  Germany Berlin 63.6
#186 University of Trieste  Italy Trieste 63.5
#187Tie Korea Advanced Institute of Sc. and Technology  South Korea Daejeon 63.4
#187Tie Nanjing University  China Nanjing, Jiangsu 63.4
#187Tie Pompeu Fabra University  Spain Barcelona 63.4
#187Tie Tel Aviv University  Israel Tel Aviv 63.4
#191Tie Newcastle University  United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 63.3
#191Tie University of Münster  Germany Münster 63.3
#193 University of Strasbourg  France Strasbourg 63.2
#194Tie City University Hong Kong  Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong 63
#194Tie École Polytechnique  France Palaiseau 63
#196Tie Technical University of Dresden  Germany Dresden 62.7
#196Tie University of Vienna  Austria Vienna 62.7
#198Tie Dartmouth College  United States Hanover, NH 62.6
#198Tie University of Bergen  Norway Bergen 62.6
#198Tie University of Cincinnati  United States Cincinnati, OH 62.6

 

Methodology used:

Ranking indicator Weight
Global research reputation 12.50%
Regional research reputation 12.50%
Publications 10%
Books 2.50%
Conferences 2.50%
Normalized citation impact 10%
Total citations 7.50%
Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited 12.50%
Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited 10%
International collaboration 10%
Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited in their respective field 5%
Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1 percent most highly cited papers 5%
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