Top 100 Universities in the World 2013

Harvard University is the highest ranked university in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2013, ahead of Stanford University (2nd globally) and the University of California, Berkeley (3rd globally). There is one new entrant in the top 20 list: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (up from 23rd in 2012 to 20th in 2013).

The Top 100 Universities in the World:
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 University of California, Berkeley
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 University of California, Los Angeles
13 Cornell University
14 University of California, San Diego
15 University of Pennsylvania
16 University of Washington
17 The Johns Hopkins University
18 University of California, San Francisco
19 University of Wisconsin - Madison
20 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
21 The University of Tokyo
21 University College London
23 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
24 The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
25 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
26 Kyoto University
27 New York University
28 University of Toronto
29 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
30 Northwestern University
31 Duke University
32 Washington University in St. Louis
33 University of Colorado at Boulder
34 Rockefeller University
35 University of California, Santa Barbara
36 The University of Texas at Austin
37 Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris
38 University of Maryland, College Park
39 University of Paris Sud (Paris 11)
40 University of British Columbia
41 The University of Manchester
42 University of Copenhagen
43 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
44 Karolinska Institute
45 University of California, Irvine
46 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
47 University of California, Davis
47 University of Southern California
49 Vanderbilt University
50 Technical University Munich
51 The University of Edinburgh
52 Carnegie Mellon University
52 Utrecht University
54 Pennsylvania State University - University Park
54 University of Heidelberg
54 University of Melbourne
57 Purdue University - West Lafayette
58 McGill University
59 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
60 University of Zurich
61 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
61 University of Munich
61 University of Pittsburgh
64 University of Bristol
65 The Ohio State University - Columbus
66 The Australian National University
67 Brown University
67 King's College London
69 University of Geneva
69 University of Oslo
71 Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
71 University of Florida
73 Uppsala University
74 Leiden University
75 Boston University
76 University of Helsinki
77 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
78 University of Arizona
79 Arizona State University - Tempe
79 Moscow State University
81 Aarhus University
82 Stockholm University
83 University of Basel
83 University of Nottingham
85 Ghent University
85 Indiana University Bloomington
85 Osaka University
85 The University of Queensland
85 University of Utah
90 University of Rochester
91 The University of Western Australia
92 McMaster University
92 Michigan State University
92 Rice University
92 University of Groningen
92 Weizmann Institute of Science
97 University of Strasbourg
97 University of Sydney
99 Case Western Reserve University
100 University of Freiburg
Source: ARWU 2013

* Suggested Reading:

QS Top 50 Universities Under 50

QS Asian University Rankings 2013

World Reputation Rankings 2013