Top 100 Universities in the World 2015

Harvard University is ranked No. 1 among the world's top universities according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), followed by Stanford University (2nd globally) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3rd globally).

UC Berkeley is again the top public university in the world and is rated 4th overall in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities. In the five broad academic fields ranked, Berkeley is rated 1st in the area of natural sciences and mathematics, and in the top 5 in the areas of engineering/technology and computer sciences and social sciences.

Top 100 Universities in the World:
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 University of California, Berkeley
5 University of Cambridge
6 Princeton University
7 California Institute of Technology
8 Columbia University
9 University of Chicago
10 University of Oxford
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 of Pennsylvania
18 University College London
18 University of California, San Francisco
20 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
21 The University of Tokyo
22 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
23 The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
24 University of Wisconsin - Madison
25 University of Toronto
26 Kyoto University
27 New York University
27 Northwestern University
29 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
30 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
31 Duke University
32 Washington University in St. Louis
33 Rockefeller University
34 University of Colorado at Boulder
35 University of Copenhagen
36 Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris
37 The University of Texas at Austin
38 University of California, Santa Barbara
39 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
40 University of British Columbia
41 The University of Manchester
41 University of Paris-Sud (Paris 11)
43 University of Maryland, College Park
44 The University of Melbourne
44 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
46 Heidelberg University
47 The University of Edinburgh
48 Karolinska Institute
49 University of Southern California
50 University of California, Irvine
51 Technical University Munich
52 University of Munich
53 Vanderbilt University
54 University of Zurich
55 King's College London
56 Utrecht University
57 University of California, Davis
58 University of Geneva
58 University of Oslo
60 Pennsylvania State University - University Park
61 Carnegie Mellon University
61 Purdue University - West Lafayette
61 Uppsala University
64 McGill University
64 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
66 University of Bristol
67 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
67 The Ohio State University - Columbus
67 University of Helsinki
70 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
71 Ghent University
72 Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
73 Aarhus University
73 Boston University
75 Brown University
75 University of Groningen
77 Nagoya University
77 Stockholm University
77 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
77 The Australian National University
77 The University of Queensland
82 Leiden University
83 University of Florida
84 Rice University
85 Osaka University
86 Moscow State University
87 The University of Western Australia
87 University of Basel
87 University of Strasbourg
90 KU Leuven
90 University of Arizona
92 University of Warwick
93 Arizona State University
93 University of California, Santa Cruz
93 University of Utah
96 McMaster University
97 University of Bonn
98 VU University Amsterdam
99 Michigan State University
100 Texas A&M University
Source: ARWU 2015

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