It’s no surprise that Harvard University has been ranked as the top university in the world for the sixth year in a row, according to the 2017 list ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), followed by Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The University of Cambridge in the U.K. placed 4th and the University of Oxford followed in 5th place on the list of the top 1,000 universities in the world.
The 2017 rankings placed Columbia University in 6th ahead of University of California (Berkeley) into 7th; while University of Chicago ranked 8th, and Princeton University 9th.
Overall, among the top 15 universities, the 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th positions are held by the Yale, California Institute of Technology, Cornell, the University of Tokyo, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California (Los Angeles)
There has been no change in the ranking of the top 15 universities, with only 2 new universities entering into the top 20 – Northwestern University (17th, up from 21st) and New York University (19th, up from 22nd).
Johns Hopkins University came in 16th place, followed by Northwestern University (17th), University of California, San Diego (18th), and New York University, ranked 19th. Out of 100 top universities in the world, University of California (San Francisco) ranked No. 20th.
These are the top 100 universities in the world:
|3||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||US|
|4||University of Cambridge||UK|
|5||University of Oxford||UK|
|7||University of California, Berkeley||US|
|8||University of Chicago||US|
|11||California Institute of Technology||US|
|13||University of Tokyo||Japan|
|14||University of Pennsylvania||US|
|15||University of California, Los Angeles||US|
|16||Johns Hopkins University||US|
|18||University of California, San Diego||US|
|19||New York University||US|
|20||University of California, San Francisco||US|
|22||University of Michigan||US|
|23||Seoul National University||South Korea|
|24||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich||Switzerland|
|25||University of Washington||US|
|26||University of Washington||US|
|27||Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Israel|
|28||University of Toronto||Canada|
|30||University of Texas at Austin||US|
|31||University College London||UK|
|34||Imperial College London||UK|
|36||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign||US|
|38||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||US|
|39||Weizmann Institute of Science||Israel|
|40||University of Virginia||US|
|42||École normale supérieure - ENS Paris||France|
|43||University of Pittsburgh||US|
|44||University of Edinburgh||UK|
|45||University of Southern California||US|
|46||University of Minnesota||US|
|48||Ohio State University||US|
|51||University of California, Davis||US|
|52||National Taiwan University||Taiwan|
|53||Washington University in St. Louis||US|
|55||University of British Columbia||Canada|
|58||Pennsylvania State University||US|
|59||University of Florida||US|
|60||University of Copenhagen||Denmark|
|61||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|62||University of Manchester||UK|
|66||University of California, Santa Barbara||US|
|67||Carnegie Mellon University||US|
|68||University of Utah||US|
|69||University of Colorado Boulder||US|
|70||University of Paris-Sud||France|
|71||Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich||Germany|
|73||University of Rochester||US|
|74||University of Sydney||Australia|
|75||University of Arizona||US|
|76||University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center||US|
|77||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven||Belgium|
|78||King's College London||UK|
|80||University of Maryland, College Park||US|
|82||University of Melbourne||Australia|
|84||Sapienza University of Rome||Italy|
|85||Erasmus University Rotterdam||Netherlands|
|86||Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg||Germany|
|87||Tel Aviv University||Israel|
|89||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne||Switzerland|
|90||University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center||US|
|91||University of Zurich||Switzerland|
|92||University of Geneva||Switzerland|
|93||University of Notre Dame||US|
|94||University of Queensland||Australia|
|95||Georgia Institute of Technology||US|
|96||University of California, Irvine||US|
|97||Lomonosov Moscow State University||Russia|
|99||University of Oslo||Norway|
US universities dominate global rankings, claiming the top 3 spots and eight of the top ten.
The US dominated the rankings with 54 institutions in the top 100, followed by U.K. 7 institutions, and Japan 6 universities.
Australia, Canada, and Israel had 3 universities each.
Belgium, China, Germany, Netherlands had 2 universities each.
Denmark, Italy, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan each had one university.