Top 100 Universities of the World

In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2010, Harvard University is again the highest ranked university in the world (rated No. 1 every year since 2003).

In Europe the top rated institution is Cambridge (down from 4th globally in 2009 rankings), followed by Oxford (2nd regionally and top 10 globally) and University College London (3rd regionally and 21st globally).

In Asia & Pacific, the best ranked institution is The University of Tokyo in Japan (the only Asian school in global top 20), followed by Kyoto University (2nd regionally and 24th internationally) and Australian National University (3rd regionally and 59th internationally). A total of 9 Asian institutions made it to the world's top 100 list, with 5 from Japan, 3 from Australia, and 1 from Israel.

The Top 100 Universities of the World:
1 Harvard University
2 University of California, Berkeley
3 Stanford University
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5 University of Cambridge
6 California Institute of Technology
7 Princeton University
8 Columbia University
9 University of Chicago
10 University of Oxford
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 The Johns Hopkins University
18 University of California, San Francisco
20 The University of Tokyo
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 The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
27 University of Toronto
28 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
29 Northwestern University
30 Washington University in St. Louis
31 New York University
32 University of California, Santa Barbara
32 University of Colorado at Boulder
34 Rockefeller University
35 Duke University
36 University of British Columbia
36 University of Maryland, College Park
38 The University of Texas at Austin
39 Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
40 University of Copenhagen
41 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
42 Karolinska Institute
43 Pennsylvania State University - University Park
44 The University of Manchester
45 University of Paris Sud (Paris 11)
46 University of California, Davis
46 University of California, Irvine
46 University of Southern California
49 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
50 Utrecht University
51 University of Zurich
52 University of Munich
53 Vanderbilt University
54 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
54 The University of Edinburgh
56 Technical University Munich
56 University of Pittsburgh
58 Carnegie Mellon University
59 The Australian National University
59 The Ohio State University - Columbus
61 McGill University
62 University of Melbourne
63 King's College London
63 University of Heidelberg
65 Brown University
66 University of Bristol
66 Uppsala University
68 University of Florida
69 Purdue University - West Lafayette
70 Leiden University
71 Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
72 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
72 University of Helsinki
74 Moscow State University
75 Osaka University
75 University of Oslo
77 Boston University
78 University of Arizona
79 Stockholm University
79 Nagoya University
81 Arizona State University - Tempe
82 University of Rochester
82 University of Utah
84 Tohoku University
84 University of Nottingham
86 Michigan State University
86 University of Basel
88 McMaster University
88 The University of Sheffield
90 Ghent University
90 Indiana University Bloomington
92 University of Sydney
93 University of Bonn
93 University of Goettingen
95 Texas A&M University - College Station
96 University of Virginia
97 Case Western Reserve University
98 University of Aarhus
99 Rice University
99 University of Birmingham
Source: SJTU 2010

* Suggested Reading:

Webometrics Ranking 2010

Shanghai Jiao Tong World Ranking 2011