World University Rankings 2009

U.S.News & World Report has identified the world's top 400 universities in 2009, based on the QS World University Rankings.
World's Best Universities (the top 25 list):
1 Harvard University
2 University of Cambridge
3 Yale University
4 University College London
5= Imperial College London
5= University of Oxford
7 University of Chicago
8 Princeton University
9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10 California Institute of Technology
11 Columbia University
12 University of Pennsylvania
13 Johns Hopkins University
14 Duke University
15 Cornell University
16 Stanford University
17 Australian National University
18 McGill University
19 University of Michigan
20= Eth Zurich
20= University of Edinburgh
22 University of Tokyo
23 King’s College London
24 University of Hong Kong
25 Kyoto University

According to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2009, Harvard remained as the No. 1 university in the world (ranked No. 1 since 2003).
ARWU 2009 (top 50 list):
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 University of California, Berkeley
4 Cambridge University
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 California Institute of Technology
7 Columbia University
8 Princeton University
9 Chicago University
10 Oxford University
11 Yale University
12 Cornell University
13 University of California, Los Angeles
14 University of California, San Diego
15 University of Pennsylvania
16 University of Washington
17 University of Wisconsin, Madison
18 University of California
19 Johns Hopkins University
20 Tokyo University
21 University College London
22 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
23 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
24 Kyoto University
25 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
26 Imperial College London
27 Toronto University
28 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
29 Washington University in St. Louis
30 Northwestern University
31 Duke University
32 New York University
32 Rockefeller University
34 University of Colorado at Boulder
35 University of California, Santa Barbara
36 British Columbia University
37 University of Maryland, College Park
38 University of Texas at Austin
39 North Carolina University, Chapel Hill
40 Paris 06 – Pierre and Marie Curie University
41 Manchester University
41 Vanderbilt University
43 Copenhagen University
43 Paris 11 – Paris-Sud University
45 Pennsylvania State University
46 California, Irvine
46 Southern California
48 Texas Southwestern Medical Center University
49 California University, Davis
50 Karolinska Institute
50 Pittsburgh University

* Other world university rankings and league tables for 2009:

QS Top 200 Universities 2009
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Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2009
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Canadian Universities in QS Ranking 2009
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* For more information please see: World University Rankings