Top 100 Universities Worldwide

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2011, Harvard University is ranked No. 1 among the world's best universities, ahead of Stanford University (2nd worldwide), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3rd worldwide).

In Europe, the top rated university is Cambridge (ranked 5th internationally), followed by the University of Oxford (2nd in the region and 10th in the world) and University College London (3rd in the region and 20th in the world).

In Asia, the highest ranked institution is The University of Tokyo in Japan (rated 21st globally), followed by Kyoto University (2nd regionally and 27th globally).

The Top 100 Universities in the World:
1. Harvard University
2. Stanford University
3. MIT
4. University of California, Berkeley
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. University of California, Los Angeles
13. Cornell University
14. University of Pennsylvania
15. University of California, San Diego
16. University of Washington
17. University of California, San Francisco
18. The Johns Hopkins University
19. University of Wisconsin - Madison
20. University College London
21. The University of Tokyo
22. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
23. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
24. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
25. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
26. University of Toronto
27. Kyoto University
28. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
29. New York University
30. Northwestern University
31. Washington University in St. Louis
32. University of Colorado at Boulder
33. Rockefeller University
33. University of California, Santa Barbara
35. Duke University
35. The University of Texas at Austin
37. University of British Columbia
38. University of Manchester
38. University of Maryland, College Park
40. University of Paris Sud (Paris 11)
41. Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
42. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
43. University of Copenhagen
44. Karolinska Institute
45. Pennsylvania State University - University Park
46. University of Southern California
47. Technical University Munich
48. University of California, Davis
48. University of California, Irvine
48. Utrecht University
51. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
52. Vanderbilt University
53. University of Edinburgh
54. University of Munich
55. Carnegie Mellon University
56. University of Zurich
57. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
57. University of Pittsburgh
59. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
60. University of Melbourne
61. Purdue University - West Lafayette
62. University of Heidelberg
63. The Ohio State University - Columbus
64. McGill University
65. Brown University
65. Leiden University
67. Uppsala University
68. King's College London
69. Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
70. Australian National University
70. University of Bristol
72. University of Florida
73. University of Geneva
74. University of Helsinki
75. University of Oslo
76. Boston University
77. Moscow State University
78. Arizona State University - Tempe
79. University of Utah
80. University of Arizona
81. Stockholm University
82. Indiana University Bloomington
82. Osaka University
84. University of Rochester
85. University of Nottingham
86. Aarhus University
86. University of Queensland
86. University of Goettingen
89. Ghent University
89. McMaster University
89. University of Basel
92. Michigan State University
93. Rice University
94. Nagoya University
94. University of Bonn
96. University of Sydney
97. Case Western Reserve University
97. University of Sheffield
97. Tohoku University
100. Texas A&M University - College Station
100. University of Frankfurt
Source: ARWU 2011

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