Top 200 universities in the world 2018 - the table

 
 
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QS rankings 2018

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2018 rank 2017 rank Institution name Country Overall Score

1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 100
2 2 Stanford University United States 98.7
3 3 Harvard University United States 98.4
4 5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States 97.7
5 4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 95.6
6 6 University of Oxford United Kingdom 95.3
7 7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom 94.6
8 9 Imperial College London United Kingdom 93.7
9 10 University of Chicago United States 93.5
10 8 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland 93.3
11 13 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 92.2
12 14 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland 91.2
13 11 Princeton University United States 91
14 16 Cornell University United States 90.7
15 12 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 90.5
16 15 Yale University United States 90.4
17 17 Johns Hopkins University United States 89.8
18 20 Columbia University United States 88.9
19 18 University of Pennsylvania United States 88.7
20 22 Australian National University Australia 87.1
21= 24 Duke University United States 87
21= 23 University of Michigan United States 87
23 21 King's College London (KCL) United Kingdom 86.9
24 19 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 86.8
25 24 Tsinghua University China 85.6
26 27 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 85.5
27 28 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States 84.9
28= 26 Northwestern University United States 84.8
28= 34 The University of Tokyo Japan 84.8
30 36 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong 84.3
31 32 University of Toronto Canada 84
32 30 McGill University Canada 83.9
33 31 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 83.6
34 29 The University of Manchester United Kingdom 83
35 37 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom 81.8
36= 37 Kyoto University Japan 81.5
36= 35 Seoul National University South Korea 81.5
38= 39 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) United States 80.8
38= 40 Peking University China 80.8
40 43 Fudan University China 80.6
41= 46 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology South Korea 80.4
41= 42 The University of Melbourne Australia 80.4
43 33 Ecole normale supérieure, Paris France 79.9
44 41 University of Bristol United Kingdom 79.5
45 49 The University of New South Wales Australia 78.9
46 44 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 78.8
47= 58 Carnegie Mellon University United States 78.6
47= 51 The University of Queensland Australia 78.6
49 55 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 78.4
50 46 The University of Sydney Australia 78
51 45 University of British Columbia Canada 77.9
52 46 New York University (NYU) United States 77.3
53 49 Brown University United States 76.5
54 62 Delft University of Technology Netherlands 76.1
55 53 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States 75.8
56 56 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan 74.8
57 51 The University of Warwick United Kingdom 74.4
58 57 The University of Amsterdam Netherlands 74.3
59 53 Ecole Polytechnique France 74
60 65 Monash University Australia 73.1
61 59 University of Washington United States 72.9
62 61 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China 72.5
63 63 Osaka University Japan 72.1
64 60 Technical University of Munich Germany 72
65 63 University of Glasgow United Kingdom 71.6
66 68 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany 70.8
67 67 University of Texas at Austin United States 70.6
68 72 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany 70.4
69 66 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States 70.3
70 71 Georgia Institute of Technology United States 70.1
71= 79 Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH) South Korea 69.4
71= 83 KU Leuven Belgium 69.4
73= 68 University of Copenhagen Denmark 69.2
73= 80 University of Zurich (UZH) Switzerland 69.2
75 85 Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina 69.1
76= 68 Tohoku University Japan 69
76= 75 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan 69
78= 74 Durham University United Kingdom 68.5
78= 73 Lund University Sweden 68.5
80 78 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill United States 67.8
81 89 Boston University United States 67.2
82= 81 The University of Sheffield United Kingdom 67
82= 84 The University of Auckland New Zealand 67
84= 82 The University of Nottingham United Kingdom 66.8
84= 75 University of Birmingham United Kingdom 66.8
86 88 Ohio State University United States 66.1
87 110 Zhejiang University China 65.9
88 98 Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Ireland 65.7
89 90 Rice University United States 65.6
90= 94 Korea University South Korea 65.5
90= 98 University of Alberta Canada 65.5
92 77 University of St Andrews United Kingdom 65.3
93= 95 Pennsylvania State University United States 65.2
93= 102 The University of Western Australia Australia 65.2
95= 111 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong 65
95= 108 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia 65
97 104 University of Science and Technology of China China 64.9
98= 95 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden 64.7
98= 97 University of Geneva Switzerland 64.7
100 106 Washington University in St. Louis United States 64.6
101 93 University of Leeds United Kingdom 64.5
102= 91 University of Helsinki Finland 63.9
102= 87 University of Southampton United Kingdom 63.9
104 121 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands 63.6
105 92 Purdue University United States 63.2
106 112 Yonsei University South Korea 62.3
107 98 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Germany 61.9
108 106 Sungkyunkwan University South Korea 61.6
109= 125 Leiden University Netherlands 61.5
109= 102 The University of Adelaide Australia 61.5
109= 104 Utrecht University Netherlands 61.5
112 98 Uppsala University Sweden 61.4
113 113 University of Groningen Netherlands 61.3
114= 133 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia 60.8
114= 115 Nanjing University China 60.8
116= 115 Nagoya University Japan 60.7
116= 109 Technical University of Denmark Denmark 60.7
118 85 University of California, Davis United States 60.4
119 117 Aarhus University Denmark 59.3
120 121 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany 59.2
121 120 Universidade de São Paulo (USP) Brazil 59.1
122= 130 Hokkaido University Japan 59
122= 128 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Mexico 59
124 119 Wageningen University Netherlands 58.7
125= 123 Ghent University Belgium 58.4
125= 131 Freie Universität Berlin Germany 58.4
127 123 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) United Kingdom 58.3
128 135 Kyushu University Japan 58.2
129 131 University of Maryland, College Park United States 58.1
130 126 Université de Montréal Canada 57.7
131 141 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) France 57.5
132 136 University of Southern California United States 57.2
133 139 Chalmers University of Technology Sweden 57.1
134 118 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) United States 56.9
135= 129 Lancaster University United Kingdom 56.3
135= 127 University of York United Kingdom 56.3
137= 140 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile 56
137= 147 Cardiff University United Kingdom 56
137= 133 Aalto University Finland 56
140 149 McMaster University Canada 55.8
141 146 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Germany 55.6
142= 113 University of Oslo Norway 55.5
142= 145 University of Pittsburgh United States 55.5
144 164 Technische Universität Berlin Germany 55.2
145 148 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel 54.7
146 138 University of Lausanne Switzerland 54.5
147= 149 Emory University United States 54.4
147= 144 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands 54.4
149= 141 Michigan State University United States 54.3
149= 160 University of Basel Switzerland 54.3
151 169 University of Otago New Zealand 54.2
152 152 University of Waterloo Canada 53.7
153 154 Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) Belgium 53.6
154 155 University of Vienna Austria 53.3
155 171 Hanyang University South Korea 53.2
156 160 University of Barcelona Spain 52.9
157 177 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon France 52.8
158= 141 University of Exeter United Kingdom 52.7
158= 164 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom 52.7
160 159 University of Bath United Kingdom 52.6
161= 151 National Tsing Hua University Taiwan 52.4
161= 168 Newcastle University United Kingdom 52.4
163 137 University of Minnesota United States 52.2
164= 177 University of California, Irvine United States 52.1
164= 156 University of Bergen Norway 52.1
164= 167 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany 52.1
167 181 University of Bern Switzerland 51.9
168 176 University College Dublin Ireland 51.5
169 158 Dartmouth College United States 51.3
170 183 Politecnico di Milano Italy 50.9
171 163 Universität Freiburg Germany 50.8
172 185 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) India 50.7
173= 157 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia 50.3
173= 172 University of Liverpool United Kingdom 50.3
173= 189 University of Virginia United States 50.3
176 193 University of Technology Sydney Australia 50.1
177 164 CentraleSupélec France 50
178 185 University of Florida United States 49.8
179= 219 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) India 49.7
179= 177 University of Twente Netherlands 49.7
181 177 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany 49.6
182= 182 Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Belgium 49.5
182= 191 University of Colorado Boulder United States 49.5
182= 170 Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) Brazil 49.5
182= 183 Vienna University of Technology Austria 49.5
186 185 University of Rochester United States 49.3
187 210 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Spain 49.2
188= 208 University of Reading United Kingdom 49.1
188= 175 Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna Italy 49.1
190 152 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore India 49
191 191 University of Cape Town South Africa 48.9
192= 216 Keio University Japan 48.5
192= Scuola Normale Superiore Italy 48.5
192= Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa Italy 48.5
195= 203 Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Spain 48.1
195= 196 Texas A&M University United States 48.1
195= 210 Technische Universität Dresden Germany 48.1
195= 160 Stockholm University Sweden 48.1
199 206 Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Mexico 48
200 173 Maastricht University Netherlands 47.9