Top 100 Universities in the World 2016

Harvard University was ranked 1st among the world's top 500 institutions, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016, followed by Stanford University in 2nd place globally.

Top 100 Universities in the World 2016:
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 University of California, Berkeley
4 University of Cambridge
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 Princeton University
7 University of Oxford
8 California Institute of Technology
9 Columbia University
10 University of Chicago
11 Yale University
12 University of California, Los Angeles
13 Cornell University
14 University of California, San Diego
15 University of Washington
16 Johns Hopkins University
17 University College London
18 University of Pennsylvania
19 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
20 The University of Tokyo
21 University of California, San Francisco
22 The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
23 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
23 Washington University in St. Louis
25 Duke University
26 Northwestern University
27 University of Toronto
28 University of Wisconsin - Madison
29 New York University
30 University of Copenhagen
30 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
32 Kyoto University
33 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
34 University of British Columbia
35 The University of Manchester
35 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
37 Rockefeller University
38 University of Colorado at Boulder
39 Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
40 The University of Melbourne
41 The University of Edinburgh
42 University of California, Santa Barbara
43 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
44 Karolinska Institute
44 The University of Texas at Austin
46 University of Paris-Sud (Paris 11)
47 Heidelberg University
47 Technical University Munich
49 University of Southern California
50 King's College London
51 University of Munich
52 University of Maryland, College Park
53 University of Geneva
54 University of Zurich
55 The University of Queensland
56 University of Helsinki
57 University of Bristol
58 Tsinghua University
58 University of California, Irvine
60 Uppsala University
60 Vanderbilt University
62 Ghent University
63 McGill University
63 Purdue University - West Lafayette
65 Aarhus University
65 Utrecht University
67 University of Oslo
68 Carnegie Mellon University
69 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
70 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
71 Peking University
72 Nagoya University
72 Rice University
72 University of Groningen
75 Boston University
75 University of California, Davis
77 Pennsylvania State University - University Park
77 The Australian National University
79 Monash University
79 The Ohio State University - Columbus
81 Stockholm University
82 University of Sydney
83 McMaster University
83 National University of Singapore
83 University of California, Santa Cruz
86 Mayo Medical School
87 Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
87 Moscow State University
87 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
90 Brown University
90 University of Florida
92 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
93 Georgia Institute of Technology
93 KU Leuven
93 Leiden University
96 Osaka University
96 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
96 The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
96 The University of Western Australia
100 University of Utah
Source: ARWU

The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has published the ARWU annually since 2003, using objective indicators including: number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields medals; number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific; number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science; etc.

Top Universities in West Virginia

West Virginia University is a leading public research university in the state. It has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, 30 Goldwater Scholars and 19 Truman Scholars. It has been named as one of the best 368 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.

Ranking Performance of West Virginia University (WVU):
- agricultural research at WVUis placed 39th in the National Science Foundation (NSF) rankings.
- ranked as one of the top party schools in the US, placed in the Top 10 in Playboy ranking 2009, and rated 4th nationally in the Princeton Review 2009.
- ranked 32nd for pharmacy program, and 70th for civil engineering, according to the US News 2006 edition of “ America’s Best Graduate Schools”.
- 13th for Landscape Architecture in the America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2006 rankings by DesignIntelligence.
- 48th in the NRC Rankings in Pharmacology Doctoral Programs.
- 72nd for Graduate Nursing Program by USNWR 2007.
- 32nd for Graduate Pharmacy Program by USNWR 2008.

Bethany College is one of America's premier private colleges. It is placed in the top 100 with the highest ranking of any West Virginia college or university in a national survey of higher education by Forbes magazine.

List of colleges and universities in West Virginia:
  • Alderson-Broaddus College
  • American Military University
  • American Public University
  • Appalachian Bible College
  • Bethany College
  • Bluefield State College
  • Concord University
  • Davis & Elkins College
  • Fairmont State University
  • Glenville State College
  • Marshall University
  • Mountain State University
  • Ohio Valley College
  • Salem International University
  • Shepherd University
  • University of Charleston
  • West Liberty State College
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia State University
  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Wheeling Jesuit University