Top 100 Universities in the World 2017

Harvard University is ranked No. 1 in the world, ahead of Stanford University (3rd globally) and the University of Cambridge (up from 4th in 2016 to 3rd in 2017), according to the ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017:
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 University of Cambridge
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5 University of California, Berkeley
6 Princeton University
7 University of Oxford
8 Columbia University
9 California Institute of Technology
10 University of Chicago
11 Yale University
12 University of California, Los Angeles
13 University of Washington
14 Cornell University
15 University of California, San Diego
16 University College London
17 University of Pennsylvania
18 Johns Hopkins University
19 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
20 Washington University in St. Louis
21 University of California, San Francisco
22 Northwestern University
23 University of Toronto
24 The University of Tokyo
24 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
26 Duke University
27 Imperial College London
28 University of Wisconsin - Madison
29 New York University
30 University of Copenhagen
31 University of British Columbia
32 The University of Edinburgh
33 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
34 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
35 Kyoto University
36 Rockefeller University
37 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
38 The University of Manchester
39 The University of Melbourne
40 Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris
41 University of Paris-Sud (Paris 11)
42 Heidelberg University
43 University of Colorado at Boulder
44 Karolinska Institute
45 University of California, Santa Barbara
46 King's College London
 47 Utrecht University
48 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
48 Tsinghua University
50 Technical University Munich
51 The University of Texas at Austin
52 Vanderbilt University
53 University of Maryland, College Park
54 University of Southern California
55 The University of Queensland
56 University of Helsinki
57 University of Munich
58 University of Zurich
59 University of Groningen
60 University of Geneva
61 University of Bristol
62 University of Oslo
63 Uppsala University
64 University of California, Irvine
65 Aarhus University
66 McMaster University
67 McGill University
68 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
69 Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
69 Ghent University
71 Mayo Medical School
71 Peking University
73 Erasmus University
74 Rice University
74 Stockholm University
76 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
77 Purdue University - West Lafayette
78 Monash University
79 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
80 Boston University
80 Carnegie Mellon University
80 The Ohio State University - Columbus
83 University of Sydney
84 Nagoya University
85 Georgia Institute of Technology
85 Pennsylvania State University - University Park
85 University of California, Davis
88 Leiden University
88 University of Florida
90 KU Leuven
91 National University of Singapore
91 The University of Western Australia
93 Moscow State University
93 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
95 University of Basel
95 University of Goettingen
97 The Australian National University
98 University of California, Santa Cruz
99 Cardiff University
99 University of Arizona
Source: ARWU

* Next: World University Rankings 2018