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The University Rankings play an important part in study abroad preparations for international students. Here, we are making a list of Top Universities in the world ranked by all the esteemed Ranking entities across the world. The list of Top Universities in the world includes the ranking from QS World University Rankings 2020, World University Rankings 2019 (THE), and ARWU World University Rankings 2018 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Top 50 Universities in the World

You can also compare the rankings of the universities from previous years, indicating if the university has progressed or the quality and overall rankings have declined. The Universities in USA are still holding their ground, with at least 2 to 3 Universities in top 5 for all the lists. In fact, more than 80 universities in USA are ranked among the Top 500 Universities in the World.

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Top Universities in the World Country
 
QS Rank THE Rank ARWU
2020 2019 2019 2018 2018 2017
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA 1 1 4 5 4 4
2 Stanford University USA 2 2 3 3 2 2
3 Harvard University USA 3 3 6 6 1 1
4 University of Oxford UK 4 5 1 1 7 7
5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA 5 4 5 3 9 9
6 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland 6 7 11 10 19 19
7 University of Cambridge UK 7 6 2 2 3 3
8 UCL UK 8 10 14 16 17 16
9 Imperial College London UK 9 8 9 8 24 27
10 University of Chicago USA 10 9 10 9 10 10
11 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Singapore 11 12 51 52 96 101-150
12 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 11 11 23 22 85 91
13 Princeton University USA 13 13 7 7 6 6
14 Cornell University USA 14 14 19 19 12 14
15 University of Pennsylvania USA 15 19 12 10 16 17
16 Tsinghua University China 16 17 22 30 45 48
17 Yale University USA 17 15 8 12 12 11
18 Columbia University USA 18 16 16 14 8 8
19 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland 18 22 35 38 81 76
20 The University of Edinburgh UK 20 18 29 27 32 32
21 University of Michigan USA 21 20 20 21 27 24
22 Peking University China 22 30 31 27 57 71
23 The University of Tokyo Japan 22 23 42 46 22 24
24 Johns Hopkins University USA 24 21 12 13 18 18
25 Duke University USA 25 26 18 17 26 26
26 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 25 25 36 40 101-150 101-150
27 The University of Manchester UK 27 29 57 54 34 38
28 The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) USA 28 27 15 18 5 5
29 The Australian National University Australia 29 24 49 48 69 97
30 University of Toronto Canada 29 28 21 22 23 23
31 Northwestern University USA 31 34 25 20 25 22
32 Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Hong Kong 32 37 41 44 201-300 201-300
33 King's College London UK 33 31 38 36 56 46
34 Kyoto University Japan 33 35 65 74 35 35
35 McGill University Canada 35 33 44 42 70 67
36 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) USA 35 32 17 15 11 12
37 Seoul National University South Korea 37 36 63 74 101-150 101-150
38 University of Melbourne Australia 38 39 32 32 38 39
39 New York University (NYU) USA 39 43 27 27 32 29
40 Fudan University China 40 44 104 116 101-150 101-150
41 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology South Korea 41 40 102 95 201-300 201-300
42 The University of Sydney Australia 42 42 59 61 68 83
43 University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia 43 45 96 84 101-150 101-150
44 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) UK 44 38 26 25 151-200 151-200
45 The University of California San Diego (UCSD) USA 45 41 30 31 15 15
46 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong 46 49 53 58 151-200 151-200
47 The University of Queensland Australia 47 48 69 65 55 55
48 Carnegie Mellon University USA 48 46 24 24 91 80
49 University of Bristol UK 49 51 78 76 74 61
50 Delft University of Technology Netherlands 50 52 58 63 151-200 151-200
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