Top 20 Universities in the World

Harvard University is ranked No. 1 in the world in a number of international rankings such as the HEEACT World University Ranking for 2010, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-2011, Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2010, and the ARWU 2010. University of Cambridge (UK) is rated top in the world and ahead of Harvard in the QS World University Rankings 2010.

Top 20 Universities in the World (QS World University Rankings 2010):
1 University of Cambridge
2 Harvard University
3 Yale University
4 UCL (University College London)
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
6 University of Oxford
7 Imperial College London
8 University of Chicago
9 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
10 Princeton University
11 Columbia University
12 University of Pennsylvania
13 Stanford University
14 Duke University
15 University of Michigan
16 Cornell University
17 Johns Hopkins University
18 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
19 McGill University
20 Australian National University

HEEACT World University Rankings 2010 (Top 20 Universities):
1 Harvard University USA
2 Stanford University USA
3 Johns Hopkins University USA
4 University of Washington- Seattle USA
5 University of California- Los Angeles USA
6 University of California- Berkeley USA
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
8 University of Michigan- Ann Arbor USA
9 University of Toronto Canada
10 University of Oxford United Kingdom
11 University of Pennsylvania USA
12 University of California- San Diego USA
13 Columbia University USA
14 University of Tokyo Japan
15 University of California- San Francisco USA
16 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
17 University College London United Kingdom
18 Yale University USA
19 Duke University USA
20 University of Wisconsin- Madison

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010 (Top 20 list):
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

* Next: World Top 200 Universities 2010