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Craig OCallaghan

Updated Jun 19, 2024
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MIT has been ranked as the best university in the world once again this year

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 universities worldwide. We will be revealing which of these made the top 100. 

The 2025 edition of the QS World University Rankings is once again topped by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Imperial College London climbing to second place, above two other UK universities: the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

To find out how universities are assessed and ranked, and how this information can help you find the right university for you, read our methodology.

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

The World's top 100 universities 2025

Rank
University
Location
1

QS World University Rank

Cambridge
2

QS World University Rank

London
3

QS World University Rank

Oxford
4

QS World University Rank

Cambridge
5

QS World University Rank

Cambridge
6

QS World University Rank

Stanford
7

QS World University Rank

Zürich
8

QS World University Rank

Singapore
9

QS World University Rank

UCLLondon
London
10

QS World University Rank

Pasadena
11

QS World University Rank

Philadelphia
12

QS World University Rank

Berkeley
13

QS World University Rank

Parkville
14

QS World University Rank

Beijing
15

QS World University Rank

Singapore
16

QS World University Rank

Ithaca
17

QS World University Rank

Hong Kong
18

QS World University Rank

Sydney
19

QS World University Rank

Sydney
20

QS World University Rank

Beijing
21

QS World University Rank

Chicago
22

QS World University Rank

Princeton
23

QS World University Rank

New Haven
24

QS World University Rank

Paris
25

QS World University Rank

Toronto
26

QS World University Rank

Lausanne
27

QS World University Rank

Edinburgh
28

QS World University Rank

Munich
29

QS World University Rank

Montreal
30

QS World University Rank

Canberra
31

QS World University Rank

Seoul
=32

QS World University Rank

Baltimore
=32

QS World University Rank

Tokyo
=34

QS World University Rank

New York City
=34

QS World University Rank

Manchester
36

QS World University Rank

Hong Kong
37

QS World University Rank

Melbourne
38

QS World University Rank

Vancouver
39

QS World University Rank

Shanghai
=40

QS World University Rank

London
=40

QS World University Rank

Brisbane City
42

QS World University Rank

Los Angeles
43

QS World University Rank

New York City
44

QS World University Rank

Ann Arbor
45

QS World University Rank

Shanghai
46

QS World University Rank

Palaiseau Cedex
=47

QS World University Rank

Hong Kong
=47

QS World University Rank

Hangzhou
49

QS World University Rank

Delft
=50

QS World University Rank

Kyoto
=50

QS World University Rank

Evanston
=50

QS World University Rank

London
53

QS World University Rank

Daejeon
54

QS World University Rank

Bristol
55

QS World University Rank

Amsterdam
56

QS World University Rank

Seoul
57

QS World University Rank

Hong Kong SAR
58

QS World University Rank

Pittsburgh
59

QS World University Rank

Munich
60

QS World University Rank

Kuala Lumpur
61

QS World University Rank

Durham
62

QS World University Rank

=63

QS World University Rank

Leuven
=63

QS World University Rank

Paris
65

QS World University Rank

Auckland
66

QS World University Rank

Austin
67

QS World University Rank

Seoul
68

QS World University Rank

Taipei
=69

QS World University Rank

Coventry
=69

QS World University Rank

Champaign
71

QS World University Rank

Buenos Aires
72

QS World University Rank

San Diego
73

QS World University Rank

Gif-sur-Yvette,
74

QS World University Rank

Stockholm
75

QS World University Rank

Lund
76

QS World University Rank

Seattle
77

QS World University Rank

Perth
78

QS World University Rank

Glasgow
79

QS World University Rank

Providence
=80

QS World University Rank

Birmingham
=80

QS World University Rank

Southampton
=82

QS World University Rank

Adelaide
=82

QS World University Rank

Leeds
=84

QS World University Rank

Heidelberg
=84

QS World University Rank

Tokyo
86

QS World University Rank

Osaka City
87

QS World University Rank

Dublin
88

QS World University Rank

Haymarket
=89

QS World University Rank

Durham
=89

QS World University Rank

University Park
=89

QS World University Rank

Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette
West Lafayette
92

QS World University Rank

São Paulo
93

QS World University Rank

Santiago
=94

QS World University Rank

Moscow
=94

QS World University Rank

Mexico City
96

QS World University Rank

Edmonton,
97

QS World University Rank

Berlin
98

QS World University Rank

Pohang
99

QS World University Rank

Aachen
100

QS World University Rank

Copenhagen

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