Top 100 Universities In The World Right Now

If you’re deciding which university to study abroad at, looking at a list of the top 100 universities in the world is a very good place to start.

League tables rank universities on a wide variety of factors. These latest figures from QS World University Rankings are based on assessment of research, employability, teaching and internationalisation.

Top 100 universities_Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Here are the top 100 universities in the world right now according to their score system:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4University of Cambridge
5. California Institute of Technology (CALTECH)
6. University of Oxford
7. UCL (University College London)
8. Eth Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
9. Imperial College London
10. University of Chicago

Top 100 universities_University of Chicago

For the fifth year in a row, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been named the best university in the world. The University of Cambridge slipped out of the top three international universities for the first time in over a decade. The QS University Rankings placed it in fourth position – the lowest it has ever been placed since the league table was introduced in 2004. Although many UK universities fell in the rankings, in terms of cities, London has more top 40 educational institutions than any other city in the world.

11. Princeton University
12. National University of Singapore (NUS)
13. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
14. École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
15. Yale University
16. Cornell University
17. Johns Hopkins University
18. University of Pennsylvania
19. University of Edinburgh
20. Columbia University

Top 100 universities_KCL

21. King’s College London (KCL)
22. Australian National University (ANU)
23. University of Michigan
24= Duke University
24= Tsinghua University
26. Northwestern University
27. University of Hong Kong (HKU)
28. University of California Berkeley, Berkeley (UCB)
29. University of Manchester
30. McGill University

Top 100 universities_HKUST

31. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
32. University of Toronto
33. École normale supérieure, Paris (ENS Paris)
34. The University of Tokyo
35. Seoul National University (SNU)
36. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
37= Kyoto University
37= London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
39. Peking University
40. University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Top 100 universities_University of Melbourne

41. University of Bristol
42. The University of Melbourne
43. Fudan University
44. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
45. University of British Columbia
46= KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
46= New York University (NYU)
46= The University of Sydney
49= Brown University
49= The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Top 100 universities_CUHK

51= The University of Queensland (UQ)
51= University of Warwick
53= Ecole Polytechnique Paristech
53= University of Wisconsin-Madison
55. City University of Hong Kong
56. Tokyo Institute of Technology
57. University of Amsterdam
58. Carnegie Mellon University
59. University of Washington
60. Technische Universitat Munchen

Top 100 universities_Glasgow University

61. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
62. Delft University of Technology
63= University of Glasgow
63= Osaka University
65. Monash University
66. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
67. University of Texas at Austin
68= Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
68= National Taiwan University (NTU)
68= University of Copenhagen

Top 100 universities_Lund University

71. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
72. Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg
73. Lund University
74. Durham University
75= The University of Nottingham
76= Tohoku University
77. University of St Andrews
78. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
79. Katholieke Universiteit
80. University of ZurichTop 100 universities_University of Auckland

81. The University of Auckland
82. University of Birmingham
83. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
84. University of Sheffield
85= Universidad de Buenos Aires
85= University of California, Davis (UCD)
87. University of Southampton
88. Ohio State University
89. Boston University
90. Rice University
Top 100 universities_Boston University

91. University of Helsinki
92. Purdue University
93. University of Leeds
94. University of Alberta
95= Pennsylvania State University
95= University of Geneva
97. KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
98= KIT, Karlsruher Institute Fur Technologie
98= Korea University
98= Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
98= Uppsala University

Top 100 universities_University of Helsinki

The US dominated the top 20, claiming the coveted top three spots with Stanford University and Harvard university who were placed second and third place respectively. Meanwhile, China progressed to reach the 24th place with Tsinghua University – the country’s highest position in the rankings yet. The National University of Singapore reached 12th place, securing its title as the leading Asian institution.

The QS World University Rankings are published every year and order the top universities in the world. In the 2016/2017 table, over 3,800 institutions were considered for inclusion, with 916 being ranked on the list.

If you are interested in studying in one of the best universities in the world, check out our options for student accommodation. We list student homes in large cities with top 10 universities such as Boston, London and Chicago, but also in other cities with universities that have made this list, like Manchester and Leeds.

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    58 Responses

    1. which university study best agricultural courses .and is there any scholarship for African countries and how do i apply.

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    3. Why is Nigerian Universities not among the top 100 universities ranked? Does it mean they don’t have the where-withall to be ranked?

    4. Nice compilation here Miss JESS. Another thing is, this schools are freaking expensive. Though, I believe someone has to pay for the standards he gets. A post on the average school fee of these schools would be very helpful.

    5. Nice one. This is a wake up call to all the universities in African continent as non is found therein.

    6. Could you please help me out? I need a University that offers MSc Medical Physics( Radiation Physics, BioMedical Physics) or related course with a cheap tuition fee

    7. good compilation Jess
      please I need an information on the best, cheap or free universities where west Africans especially Nigerians would study

    8. I want to enter one of the top university, l have bphil degree in univerwity of rome and BA in university in imo state university in nigeria,

    9. i am graduated from Ethiopia civil service university in degree with public management so i want to make master in business administration,development economic s or financial accounting. so in the above mentioned earlier if i have get chance i am okay.

    10. Wow that is very nice. but i wonder why my country is not included. and i pray next coming list one university from my country should also mention.
      how wish i has money i will also like to study in abroad. but i don’t has money.

    11. please..can u list some universities n polythecnics wia i can do my we
      lding and fabrication technology…in middle east and european countries

    12. No Nigeria university, not even university from Africa. What are the yardsticks for this ranking? I want to know. Again how can one apply? Thanks for this nifty job, more grace.

    13. Am a graduate of FUTMINNA, you’ve done a nice job. Please do you have an idea concerning the tuition fee of Massachusette Institute of Technology for their MSc programme?

    14. Global development Update in Education. Which of them offer post graduate studies in Maritime, I obtained PGD in Maritime Environmental Health and Safety in Nigeria.
      please help.

    15. I would like to know the rating of Australian National University MBA program? How is the degree valued worldwide??

    16. My partner and I came here different page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to going over your web page for a second time.

    17. In your own thinking, wich university deserve to appear on the top 100 university’s in the world??

    18. I m really have interest to do my LLM abroad in the later date but the problem is weather or not scholarship is gear to the law students ?pls if there is give me the criteria and procedure, thanks

    19. No Nigerian university can be rated among the top 100 for now… I study in USA and know what I’m talking about… I doubt it if any Nigeria university can even be rated among top 500! It’s funny but I’m not joking…

    20. hello i am Cyril from Nigeria,i want to do my masters degree in oxford university,please how do i go about it…what are the procedure?

    21. Why don’t you apply to your school of choice first. You need to know if you are going to be qualified first before you start seeking for assistance. As a lawyer that you’ve claimed, you should not be spoiling our reputation again!!!!.

    22. Proud to be be an alumni of Uniiversity of Leeds. It’s an amazing place with great experts who knows their jobs. Well done UNILEEDS

    23. Really intriguing. How can a whole continent (Africa) not produce at least one out of the top 100 Universities of the world? God help Africa!

    24. i really appreciate all the above mentioned universities, and i will like to study abroad. praudly danfodite. up UDUS sokoto

    25. thanks for a Job well done. have always had dis burning passion in me to further my education i ve National Diploma in Accounting and would love to further in any of the above institution listed above..pls how do i go about it?

    26. I have B.Sc in pharmacology, but i realy want to do pharmacy purely, which of these Universities can i find my entry easy and how do i go about it?

    27. there must be an error in this ranking.
      Africa has got good universities that can compete in the top 50

    28. I wish to study in any technology school,for Architecture any help pls line to call 08102042435
      pls for God sake

    29. As regards to someone asking about the best agricultural university. .. I recommend University of Groningen, Cornell university and Purdue University are considered as the most highly reputable universities as far as agriculture is concerned.

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