American Universities in World Rankings

American universities and colleges are recognized internationally as leaders in the global university rankings, they always dominate the World's top 100 rankings. Following are some of the leading US institutions that are ranked amongst World's top 5 in the world university league tables:

Harvard University
- Ranked No. 1 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
- No. 1 in the THES World Top 200 institutions in 2008.
- No. 1 in Wuhan University Ranking.
- No. 3 in Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2009.
- No. 1 in Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities.

Yale University
- No. 2 in THES Rankings 2008.
- No. 3 in Newsweek ranking.

California Institute of Technology
- No. 4 in Newsweek.
- No. 5 in THES 2008.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- No. 1 in Webometrics 2009.
- No. 5 in ARWU 2008.

Stanford University
- No. 2 in Newsweek.
- No. 4 in Wuhan University Ranking.
- No. 2 in ARWU 2008.
- No. 2 in Webometrics 2009.

University of California Berkeley
- No. 4 in the ranking web of world universities.
- No. 3 in SJTU's ARWU League Table 2008.
- No. 5 in Newsweek.

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