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Explore The World’s Top 200 Colleges And Universities For 2019

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) remains the top university in the world for the seven year, according to the latest ranking from higher-education data specialists Quacquarelli Symonds. Stanford University came in just after MIT in second place.

The top five positions were all taken by institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom, which are MIT, Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, and the University of Oxford, respectively.

The University of Cambridge was overtaken by its old rival the University of Oxford, settling at 6th place in the rankings. Established in 1855, Zurich’s Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) has been named the seventh best university in the world.

What a great achievement for all the universities that made it to this list.

Top 200 colleges and universities in the world for 2019:

Rank 2019InstitutionCountryRank 2018
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States1
2Stanford UniversityUnited States2
3Harvard UniversityUnited States3
4California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States4
5University of OxfordUnited Kingdom6
6University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom5
7ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)Switzerland10
8Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom8
9University of ChicagoUnited States9
10UCL (University College London)United Kingdom7
11National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore15
12Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore11
13Princeton UniversityUnited States13
14Cornell UniversityUnited States14
15Yale UniversityUnited States16
16Columbia UniversityUnited States18
17Tsinghua UniversityChina25
18University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom23=
19University of PennsylvaniaUnited States19
20University of MichiganUnited States21=
21Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States17
22Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland12
23The University of TokyoJapan28=
24Australian National University (ANU)Australia20
25University of Hong Kong (HKU)Hong Kong26
26Duke UniversityUnited States21=
27University of California, Berkeley (UCB)United States27
28University of TorontoCanada31
29The University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom34
30Peking UniversityChina38=
31King's College London (KCL)United Kingdom23=
32University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States33
33McGill UniversityCanada32
34Northwestern UniversityUnited States28=
35Kyoto UniversityJapan36=
36Seoul National University (SNU)South Korea36=
37The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)Hong Kong30
38London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)United Kingdom35
39The University of MelbourneAustralia41=
40KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologySouth Korea41=
41University of California, San Diego (UCSD)United States38=
42The University of SydneyAustralia50
43New York University (NYU)United States52
44Fudan UniversityChina40
45The University of New South Wales (UNSW)Australia45
46Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States47=
47University of British ColumbiaCanada51
48The University of Queensland (UQ)Australia47=
49The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong46
50Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University (PSL)France
51University of BristolUnited Kingdom44
52Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands54
53University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States55
54The University of WarwickUnited Kingdom57
55City University of Hong KongHong Kong49
56Brown UniversityUnited States53
57University of AmsterdamNetherlands58
58Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan56
59=Monash UniversityAustralia60
59=Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina62
61Technische Universität MünchenGermany64
62Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany66
63University of Texas at AustinUnited States67
64Ruprecht-Karls-Universität HeidelbergGermany68
65Ecole PolytechniqueFrance59
66University of WashingtonUnited States61
67Osaka UniversityJapan63
68Zhejiang UniversityChina87
69=Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)United States70
69=University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom65
71University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States69
72National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan76=
73Universidad de Buenos AiresArgentina75
74Durham UniversityUnited Kingdom78=
75=Sorbonne UniversityFrance
75=The University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom82=
77Tohoku UniversityJapan76=
78University of ZurichSwitzerland73=
79=University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom84=
79=University of CopenhagenDenmark73=
81Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenBelgium71=
82The University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom84=
83=Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)South Korea71=
83=University of North Carolina, Chapel HillUnited States80
85The University of AucklandNew Zealand82=
86Korea UniversitySouth Korea90=
87=Rice UniversityUnited States89
87=Universiti Malaya (UM)Malaysia114=
89Ohio State UniversityUnited States86
90Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussia95=
91The University of Western Australia (UWA)Australia93=
92Lund UniversitySweden78=
93=Boston UniversityUnited States81
93=University of LeedsUnited Kingdom101
95Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States93=
96University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom102=
97University of St AndrewsUnited Kingdom92
98University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina97
99Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands104
100=Purdue UniversityUnited States105
100=Sungkyunkwan UniversitySouth Korea108
100=University of California, Davis (UCD)United States118
100=Washington University in St. LouisUnited States100
104=KTH, Royal Institute of TechnologySweden98=
104=Trinity College Dublin (TCD)Ireland88
106The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong95=
107Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea106
108University of GenevaSwitzerland98=
109University of AlbertaCanada90=
110University of HelsinkiFinland102=
111Nagoya UniversityJapan116=
112Technical University of DenmarkDenmark116=
113Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)Mexico122=
114The University of AdelaideAustralia109=
115University of Southern CaliforniaUnited States132
116KIT, Karlsruher Institut für TechnologieGermany107
117Uppsala UniversitySweden112
118Universidade de São Paulo (USP)Brazil121
119Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)United Kingdom127
120University of GroningenNetherlands113
121Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinGermany120
122=Leiden UniversityNetherlands109=
122=Nanjing UniversityChina114=
124Utrecht UniversityNetherlands109=
125Wageningen UniversityNetherlands124
126=Kyushu UniversityJapan128
126=University of Maryland, College ParkUnited States129
128=Chalmers University of TechnologySweden133
128=Hokkaido UniversityJapan122=
130Freie Universität BerlinGermany125=
131Lancaster UniversityUnited Kingdom135=
132=Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileChile137=
132=University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)United States134
134University of YorkUnited Kingdom135=
135University of OsloNorway142=
136University of PittsburghUnited States142=
138University of GhentBelgium125=
139University of BernSwitzerland167
140Aalto UniversityFinland137=
141=Aarhus UniversityDenmark119
141=Michigan State UniversityUnited States149=
141=Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom161=
144Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenGermany141
145Cardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom137=
146McMaster UniversityCanada140
147Technische Universität BerlinGermany144
148Emory UniversityUnited States147=
149=Université de MontréalCanada130
149=University of LausanneSwitzerland146
151=Hanyang UniversitySouth Korea155
151=University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom173=
153Ecole Normale Supérieure de LyonFrance157
154=Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael145
154=University of ExeterUnited Kingdom158=
156=Politecnico di MilanoItaly170
156=University of MinnesotaUnited States163
158University of BathUnited Kingdom160
159Universidad Autónoma de MadridSpain187
160=University of BaselSwitzerland149=
160=University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Australia176
162Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)India179=
163=National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan161=
163=University of WaterlooCanada152
165Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)Belgium153
166Universitat de Barcelona (UB)Spain156
167Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna PisaItaly192=
168Eberhard Karls Universität TübingenGermany164=
169University of California, Irvine (UCI)United States164=
170Indian Institute of Science (IISc) BangaloreIndia190
171University of BergenNorway164=
172=Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)India172
172=University of AberdeenUnited Kingdom158=
172=University of TwenteNetherlands179=
175=Scuola Normale Superiore di PisaItaly192=
175=Universität WienAustria154
175=University of OtagoNew Zealand151
178Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)Mexico199
179Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands147=
180=Queen's University of BelfastUnited Kingdom202
180=Università di Bologna (UNIBO)Italy188=
180=University of FloridaUnited States178
183Dartmouth CollegeUnited States169
184=Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)Malaysia230=
184=University of RochesterUnited States186
186=Case Western Reserve UniversityUnited States213
186=Universität FreiburgGermany171
188Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Belgium182=
189King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)Saudi Arabia173=
190University of Colorado at BoulderUnited States182=
191Technische Universität DresdenGermany195=
192University of VirginiaUnited States173=
193=Universitat Autónoma de BarcelonaSpain195=
193=University College Dublin (UCD)Ireland168
195=University of ReadingUnited Kingdom188=
195=Vanderbilt UniversityUnited States212
197Georg-August-Universität GöttingenGermany181
198Keio UniversityJapan192=
199Technische Universität WienAustria182=
200=Stockholm UniversitySweden195=
200=University of Cape TownSouth Africa191

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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