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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

  1. QS World University Rankings
  2. World University Rankings (THE), and
  3. ARWU World University Rankings

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
2021 2020 2021 2020 2020 2019
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA 1 1 5 5 4 4
2 Stanford University USA 2 2 2 4 2 2
3 Harvard University USA 3 3 3 7 1 1
4 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA 4 5 4 2 8 9
5 University of Oxford UK 5 4 1 1 9 7
6 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland 6 6 14 13 20 19
7 University of Cambridge UK 7 7 6 3 3 3
8 Imperial College London UK 8 9 11 10 25 23
9 University of Chicago USA 9 10 10 9 10 10
10 UCL UK 10 8 16 15 16 15
11 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 11 11 25 25 80 67
12 Princeton University USA 12 13 9 6 6 6
13 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Singapore 13 11 47 48 91 73
14 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland 14 18 43 38 83 78
15 Tsinghua University China(Mainland) 15 16 20 23 29 43
16 University of Pennsylvania USA 16 15 13 11 19 17
17 Yale University USA 17 17 8 8 11 11
18 Cornell University USA 18 14 19 19 12 13
19 Columbia University USA 19 18 17 16 7 8
20 The University of Edinburgh UK 20 20 30 30 42 31
21 University of Michigan USA 21 21 22 21 22 20
22 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR 22 25 39 35 151-200 101-150
23 Peking University China(Mainland) 23 22 23 24 49 53
24 The University of Tokyo Japan 24 22 36 36 26 25
25 Johns Hopkins University USA 25 24 12 12 15 16
26 University of Toronto Canada 25 29 18 18 23 24
27 Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Hong Kong SAR 27 32 56 47 301-400 201-300
28 The University of Manchester UK 27 27 51 55 36 33
29 Northwestern University USA 29 31 24 22 30 29
30 The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) USA 30 28 7 13 5 5
31 The Australian National University Australia 31 29 59 50 67 76
32 King's College London UK 31 33 35 36 47 51
33 McGill University Canada 31 35 40 42 78 90
34 Fudan University China 34 40 70 109 100 101-150
35 New York University (NYU) USA 35 39 26 29 27 30
36 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) USA 36 35 15 17 13 11
37 Seoul National University South Korea 37 37 101 64 101-150 101-150
38 Kyoto University Japan 38 33 54 65 34 32
39 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology South Korea 39 41 96 110 201-300 201-300
40 The University of Sydney Australia 40 42 51 60 74 80
41 University of Melbourne Australia 41 38 31 32 35 41
42 Duke University USA 42 25 20 20 27 28
43 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong SAR 43 46 56 57 101-150 101-150
44 University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia 44 43 101 - 74 94
45 University of British Columbia Canada 45 51 34 34 38 35
46 The University of Queensland Australia 46 47 62 66 54 54
47 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China (Mainland) 47 60 100 157 63 82
48 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR 48 52 126 126 201-300 201-300
49 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) UK 49 44 27 27 151-200 151-200
50 Technical University of Munich Germany 50 55 41 43 51 57
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