Top 50 Universities in World: Rankings of 2023, 2022 & 2021

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Update Date: 17th January 2023

 

The University Rankings play an important part in study abroad preparations for international students. Here, we are making a list of Top Universities in the world ranked by all the esteemed Ranking entities across the world. The list of Top Universities in the world includes the ranking from

  1. QS World University Rankings
  2. World University Rankings (THE), and
  3. ARWU World University Rankings

 

Top 50 Universities in the World

 

You can also compare the rankings of the universities from previous years, indicating if the university has progressed or the quality and overall rankings have declined. The Universities in USA are still holding their ground, with at least 2 to 3 Universities in top 5 for all the lists. In fact, more than 80 universities in USA are ranked among the Top 500 Universities in the World.

 

 

Top Universities in the World

Country

 

QS Rank

THE Rank

ARWU

2023

2022

2023

2022

2022

2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States 

1

5

5

3

4

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom 

3

3

5

4

3

Stanford University

United States  

=3 

3

3

4

2

2

University of Oxford

United Kingdom  

4

2

1

1

7

7

Harvard University

United States 

5

2

2

1

1

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

United States 

=6 

6

6

2

9

9

Imperial College London

United Kingdom  

=6

7

10

12

23

25

UCL

United Kingdom

8

22

18

18

17

ETH Zurich

Switzerland 

9

8

11

15

20

21

University of Chicago

United States 

10 

10

13

10

10

10

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore 

11 

11

19

21

71

75

Peking University

China

12 

18

17

16

34

45

University of Pennsylvania

United States  

13 

13

14

13

15

15

Tsinghua University

China

14 

17

16

16

26

28

The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

15

16

29

30

35

38

EPFL

Switzerland 

=16 

14

41

40

101-150

91

Princeton University

United States 

=16

20

7

7

6

6

Yale University

United States 

18 

14

9

9

11

11

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore 

19 

12

36

46

88

81

Cornell University

United States 

20 

21

20

22

12

12

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong SAR

21 

22

31

30

96

101-150

Columbia University

United States  

22 

19

11

11

8

8

The University of Tokyo

Japan 

23 

23

39

35

24

24

Johns Hopkins University

United States 

24

25

15

13

14

16

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

United States 

25 

23

23

24

28

26

Université PSL

France

26 

44

47

40

40

38

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States 

27 

32

8

8

5

5

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom 

28

27

54

50

38

35

Seoul National University

South Korea

29 

36

56

54

98

101-150

Australian National University

Australia

30 

27

62

54

79

76

McGill University

Canada

31 

27

46

44

73

67

Northwestern University

United States 

32 

30

26

24

30

34

The University of Melbourne

Australia

33 

37

34

33

32

33

Fudan University

China

=34 

31

51

60

67

77

University of Toronto

Canada

=34 

26

18

18

22

22

Kyoto University

Japan

36 

33

68

61

41

37

King's College London

United Kingdom

37 

35

35

35

48

47

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hong Kong

38 

39

45

49

101-150

101-150

New York University (NYU)

United States 

39 

42

24

26

25

27

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong SAR

40 

34

58

66

96

101-150

The University of Sydney

Australia

41 

38

71

58

60

69

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

South Korea

=42 

41

91

99

201-300

201-300

Zhejiang University

China

=42 

45

501-600

75

36

52

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States 

44 

40

21

20

13

14

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Australia 

45 

43

1001-1200

1001-1200

64

65

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

46 

50

52

84

54

59

University of British Columbia

Canada

47 

46

40

37

44

42

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

France 

48 

49

95

91

301-400

301-400

Technical University of Munich

Germany

49 

50

30

38

56

52

Duke University

United States 

=50 

52

25

23

31

32

The University of Queensland

Australia

=50 

47

53

54

47

51

 

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