The World’s Top 100 Universities


Want to study at one of the world’s top 100 universities? The QS World University Rankings offers an annually updated list of top 1,029 universities worldwide. We will be revealing which of these made the top 100.

In the 2022 edition of the QS World University Rankings, just under half of the top 100 universities in the world are located in the US (which has 26 representatives) or the UK (18).

Here’s a complete rundown of the world’s top 100 universities.

Top 100 Universities in the World

According to the QS World University Rankings 2022 

Rank  University  Location 
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States
2University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
=3Stanford UniversityUnited States
=3University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
5Harvard UniversityUnited States
6California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States
7Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
=8ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)Switzerland
=8UCL (University College London)United Kingdom
10University of ChicagoUnited States
11National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
12Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)Singapore
13University of PennsylvaniaUnited States
=14Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland
=14Yale UniversityUnited States
16University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
17Tsinghua UniversityMainland China
18Peking UniversityMainland China
19Columbia UniversityUnited States
20Princeton UniversityUnited States
21Cornell UniversityUnited States
22University of Hong Kong (UKU)Hong Kong SAR
=23University of TokyoJapan
=23University of Michigan-Ann ArborUnited States
25Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States
26University of TorontoCanada
=27McGill UniversityUnited States
=27Australian National UniversityAustralia
=27University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
30Northwestern UniversityUnited States
31Fudan UniversityMainland China
32University of California, Berkeley (UCB)United States
33Kyoto UniversityJapan
34Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)Hong Kong SAR
35King’s College LondonUnited Kingdom
36Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
37University of MelbourneAustralia
38University of SydneyAustralia
39Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong SAR
40University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States
41KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & TechnologySouth Korea
42New York University (NYU)United States
43University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)Australia
44Universite PSLFrance
45Zhejiang UniversityMainland China
46University of British ColumbiaCanada
47University of QueenslandAustralia
48University of California, San Diego (UCSD)United States
49London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)United Kingdom
=50Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityMainland China
=50Technical University of MunichGermany
52Duke UniversityUnited States
=53Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States
=53City University of Hong KongHong Kong SAR
55University of AmsterdamNetherlands
56Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
57Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
58Monash UniversityAustralia
59Institut Polytechnique de ParisFrance
60Brown UniversityUnited States
62University of WarwickUnited Kingdom
62University of BristolUnited Kingdom
63Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat HeidelbergGermany
64Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany
65Universiti Malaya (UM)Malaysia
66Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong SAR
67University of Texas at AustinUnited States
68National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan
69Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)Argentina
=70KU LeuvenBelgium
=70University of ZurichSwitzerland
72Sorbonne UniversityFrance
73University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
74Korea UniversitySouth Korea
=75Osaka UniversityJapan
=75University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States
77University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
78Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussia
=79University of CopenhagenDenmark
=79Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea
81Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)South Korea


=82Durham UniversityUnited Kingdom
=82Tohoku UniversityJapan
=82University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
=85University of AucklandNew Zealand
=85University of WashingtonUnited States
87Lund UniversitySweden
88Georgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States
89KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
90University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
91University of St AndrewsUnited Kingdom
92University of LeedsUnited Kingdom
93University of Western AustraliaAustralia
94Rice UniversityUnited States
95University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
96University of PennsylvaniaUnited States
97Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South Korea
98University of Science and Technology of ChinaMainland China
99Technical University of DenmarkDenmark
100University of North Carolina, Chapel HillUnited States

This article was originally published in June 2013. It was updated in May 2021 with the most-recent rankings data.

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