World University Rankings 2017

Ranking of world's best universities for 2017:

U.S. News Best Global Universities:
Harvard University was ranked No. 1 among the top 1,000 universities in the world according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2nd place worldwide and Stanford University in 3rd place worldwide.

QS World University Rankings:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) was ranked No. 1 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, followed by Stanford University in 2nd place and Harvard University in 3rd place. MIT was also ranked the world’s top university in 12 of 42 disciplines ranked by QS. The QS rankings were based on research quality, graduate employment, teaching quality, and an assessment of the global diversity of faculty and students from 916 institutions worldwide.

Times Higher Education:
The University of Oxford (UK) was ranked No. 1 globally in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016–2017, ahead of California Institute of Technology (2nd globally) and Stanford University (3rd globally). The Times Higher Education World University Rankings list the 980 top universities in the world. The calculation of the rankings for 2016-2017 was audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Top 10 Universities in the World by U.S. News (2017):
1 Harvard University 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3 Stanford University 4 University of California, Berkeley 5 California Institute of Technology 6 University of Oxford 7 University of Cambridge 8 Princeton University 9 Columbia University 10 University of California--Los Angeles

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