Top Universities by Reputation

The Times Higher Education's first-ever World Reputation Rankings for 2011 has just been published. The top six universities are: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Oxford. A total of 45 U.S. universities rated into the global top 100 list.

Cambridge is in the top ranked among UK universities, ahead of Oxford (2nd in UK and 6th globally), Imperial College London (3rd in UK and 11th globally), University College London (4th in UK and 19th globally).

University of Melbourne is ranked 1st in Australia and 45th in the world, ahead of ANU, Sydney and Queensland universities. UQ was listed between 81-90th for reputation. This correlates with the 81st ranking given to UQ in THE World University Rankings 2010-2011 released last September, putting UQ among the top one percent of more than 9000 international universities.

Four Canadian institutions are placed among the top 100 most reputable universities, with the University of Toronto rated 1st in Canada and 17th internationally, ahead of Montreal's McGill University (29th), the University of British of Columbia (31st) and the University of Waterloo (91st).

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