RANKED: The 100 Best Universities In The World; CWUR Rankings 2017

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Posted on October 19, 2017

It’s no surprise that Harvard University has been ranked as the top university in the world for the sixth year in a row, according to the 2017 list ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), followed by Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The University of Cambridge in the U.K. placed 4th and the University of Oxford followed in 5th place on the list of the top 1,000 universities in the world.
The 2017 rankings placed Columbia University in 6th ahead of University of California (Berkeley) into 7th; while University of Chicago ranked 8th, and Princeton University 9th.
Overall, among the top 15 universities, the 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th positions are held by the Yale, California Institute of Technology, Cornell, the University of Tokyo, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California (Los Angeles)
There has been no change in the ranking of the top 15 universities, with only 2 new universities entering into the top 20 – Northwestern University (17th, up from 21st) and New York University (19th, up from 22nd).
Johns Hopkins University came in 16th place, followed by Northwestern University (17th), University of California, San Diego (18th), and New York University, ranked 19th. Out of 100 top universities in the world, University of California (San Francisco) ranked No. 20th.
These are the top 100 universities in the world:
Rank University Country
1 Harvard University US
2 Stanford University US
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology US
4 University of Cambridge UK
5 University of Oxford UK
6 Columbia University US
7 University of California, Berkeley US
8 University of Chicago US
9 Princeton University US
10 Yale University US
11 California Institute of Technology US
12 Cornell University US
13 University of Tokyo Japan
14 University of Pennsylvania US
15 University of California, Los Angeles US
16 Johns Hopkins University US
17 Northwestern University US
18 University of California, San Diego US
19 New York University US
20 University of California, San Francisco US
21 Kyoto University Japan
22 University of Michigan US
23 Seoul National University South Korea
24 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Switzerland
25 University of Washington US
26 University of Washington US
27 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
28 University of Toronto Canada
29 Duke University US
30 University of Texas at Austin US
31 University College London UK
32 Keio University Japan
33 Rockefeller University US
34 Imperial College London UK
35 Ecole Polytechnique France
36 University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign US
37 Waseda University Japan
38 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill US
39 Weizmann Institute of Science Israel
40 University of Virginia US
41 McGill University Canada
42 École normale supérieure – ENS Paris France
43 University of Pittsburgh US
44 University of Edinburgh UK
45 University of Southern California US
46 University of Minnesota US
47 Dartmouth College US
48 Ohio State University US
49 Rutgers University US
50 Osaka University Japan
51 University of California, Davis US
52 National Taiwan University Taiwan
53 Washington University in St. Louis US
54 Peking University China
55 University of British Columbia Canada
56 Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University France
57 Boston University US
58 Pennsylvania State University US
59 University of Florida US
60 University of Copenhagen Denmark
61 National University of Singapore Singapore
62 University of Manchester UK
63 Vanderbilt University US
64 Purdue University US
65 Tsinghua University China
66 University of California, Santa Barbara US
67 Carnegie Mellon University US
68 University of Utah US
69 University of Colorado Boulder US
70 University of Paris-Sud France
71 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Germany
72 Karolinska Institute Sweden
73 University of Rochester US
74 University of Sydney Australia
75 University of Arizona US
76 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center US
77 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium
78 King’s College London UK
79 Emory University US
80 University of Maryland, College Park US
81 Brown University US
82 University of Melbourne Australia
83 Utrecht University Netherlands
84 Sapienza University of Rome Italy
85 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
86 Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg Germany
87 Tel Aviv University Israel
88 Tohoku University Japan
89 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne Switzerland
90 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center US
91 University of Zurich Switzerland
92 University of Geneva Switzerland
93 University of Notre Dame US
94 University of Queensland Australia
95 Georgia Institute of Technology US
96 University of California, Irvine US
97 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia
98 Tufts University US
99 University of Oslo Norway
100 Ghent University Belgium
US universities dominate global rankings, claiming the top 3 spots and eight of the top ten.
The US dominated the rankings with 54 institutions in the top 100, followed by U.K. 7 institutions, and Japan 6 universities.
Australia, Canada, and Israel had 3 universities each.
Belgium, China, Germany, Netherlands had 2 universities each.
Denmark, Italy, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan each had one university.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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