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Updated May 21, 2024
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Want to study at one of the world's top 100 universities? The QS World University Rankings offers an annually updated list of the top 1,400+ universities worldwide. We will be revealing which of these made the top 100. 

The 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings sees the first major evolution of the rankings methodology in its 20-year history. Learn more about the changes in our methodology.

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 2024 

Rank  

University  

Location 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

United States 

University of Cambridge 

United Kingdom 

3

University of Oxford 

United Kingdom 

4

Harvard University 

 United States 

Stanford University 

United States  

Imperial College London 

United Kingdom  

7

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) 

Switzerland  

National University of Singapore (NUS) 

Singapore 

9

UCL (University College London) 

United Kingdom

10 

University of California, Berkeley (UCB) 

United States 

11 

University of Chicago 

United States

12 

University of Pennsylvania 

United States 

13 

Cornell University 

 United States

14 

University of Melbourne  

Australia

15

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)  

United States 

16 

Yale University 

United States

=17

Peking University 

Mainland China 

=17

Princeton University 

United States

=19 

University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 

Australia

=19

University of Sydney 

Australia 

21 

University of Toronto 

Canada 

22 

University of Edinburgh

 

United Kingdom

23

Columbia University 

United States

24

Universite PSL 

France 

25 

Tsinghua University

 

Mainland China 

=26 

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) 

Singapore

=26

University of Hong Kong (UKU) 

Hong Kong SAR 

28

Johns Hopkins University 

United States

28

University of Tokyo 

Japan  

29

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 

United States

30

McGill University 

Canada 

32 

University of Manchester 

United Kingdom

33 

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 

United States

=34 

Australian National University  

Australia 

=34 

University of British Columbia 

Canada

36 

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  

Switzerland

37 

Technical University of Munich 

Germany 

=38 

Institut Polytechnique de Paris 

France

=38 

New York University (NYU) 

United States

40 

King's College London 

United Kingdom

41 

Seoul National University 

South Korea 

42

Monash University  

Australia

43

University of Queensland 

Australia

=44 

Zhejiang University 

Mainland China

45 

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 

United Kingdom

46 

Kyoto University

Japan

=47 

Delft University of Technology 

Netherlands

=47

Northwestern University 

United States 

=47

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) 

Hong Kong SAR

50 

Fudan University 

Mainland China

51

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

Mainland China

52 

Carnegie Mellon University 

United States  

53

University of Amsterdam 

Netherlands   

54

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 

Germany

55 

University of Bristol 

United Kingdom

56 

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

South Korea

57 

Duke University 

United States

58 

University of Texas at Austin

United States

59 

Sorbonne University 

France

60 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Hong Kong SAR

61

KU Leuven 

Belgium 

62

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) 

United States

63 

University of Washington

United States

64 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

United States

=65 

Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Hong Kong SAR

=65 

Universiti Malaya (UM)  

 Malaysia 

67 

University of Warwick 

United Kingdom

68 

University of Auckland 

New Zealand 

69 

National Taiwan University (NTU) 

Taiwan  

70

City University of Hong Kong 

Hong Kong SAR 

71

Universite Paris-Saclay

France

72 

University of Western Australia

Australia

=73 

Brown University 

United States

=73 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology  

Sweden  

75

University of Leeds  

United Kingdom

=76

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

=76 

Yonsei University 

South Korea

78 

Durham University 

United Kingdom 

79 

Korea University

South Korea

80

Osaka University 

Japan

=81 

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Ireland 

=81

University of Southampton 

United Kingdom

83

Pennsylvania State University

United States

84

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

=85

Lund University 

 Sweden

=85

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

=87

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

=87 

Universität Heidelberg

Germany

89 

The University of Adelaide

Australia

90 

University of Technology Sydney

Australia

=91 

 Tokyo Institute of Technology 

 Japan

=91 

University of Zurich 

Switzerland

=93

Boston University

United States

=93

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Mexico

=95

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)  

Argentina   

=95 

University of St Andrews 

United Kingdom

97

Georgia Institute of Technology 

United States

98 

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Germany

99 

Purdue University

United States

=100

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

South Korea

=100 University of Nottingham United Kingdom

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