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Craig OCallaghan

Updated Jun 10, 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 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. 

The world's top 100 universities

Top 100 Universities in the World

According to the QS World University Rankings 2025

Rank  

University  

Location 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

United States 

Imperial College London 

United Kingdom 

3

University of Oxford 

United Kingdom 

4

Harvard University 

 United States 

University of Cambridge 

United Kingdom  

Stanford University 

United States  

7

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) 

Switzerland  

National University of Singapore (NUS) 

Singapore 

9

UCL (University College London) 

United Kingdom

10 

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)  

United States 

11 

University of Pennsylvania 

United States

12 

University of California, Berkeley (UCB) 

United States 

13 

University of Melbourne  

Australia

14 

Peking University 

Mainland China 

15

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) 

Singapore

16 

Cornell University 

United States

17

University of Hong Kong (UKU) 

Hong Kong SAR

18

University of Sydney 

Australia

19 

University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 

Australia

20

Tsinghua University

Mainland China

21 

University of Chicago 

United States

22 

Princeton University 

United States

23

Yale University 

United States

24

Universite PSL 

France 

25 

University of Toronto 

Canada  

26 

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  

Switzerland

27

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

28

Technical University of Munich 

Germany 

29

McGill University 

Canada  

30

Australian National University 

Australia

31

Seoul National University 

South Korea 

=32 

Johns Hopkins University 

United States

=32

University of Tokyo 

Japan

=34 

 Columbia University 

United States

=34 

University of Manchester 

United Kingdom

36 

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) 

Hong Kong SAR

37 

Monash University  

Australia

38

University of British Columbia 

Canada

39

Fudan University 

Mainland China

=40 

King's College London 

United Kingdom

=40

University of Queensland 

Australia

42

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 

United States

43

New York University (NYU) 

United States

44

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 

United States

45 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

Mainland China

46 

Institut Polytechnique de Paris 

France

=47 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Hong Kong SAR

=47

Zhejiang University 

Mainland China

49

Delft University of Technology 

Netherlands 

=50 

Kyoto University

Japan

=50

Northwestern University 

United States

=50

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 

United Kingdom

53

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

South Korea

54

University of Bristol 

United Kingdom

55 

University of Amsterdam 

Netherlands

56 

Yonsei University 

South Korea

57 

Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Hong Kong SAR

58 

Carnegie Mellon University 

United States

59 

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 

Germany

60 

Universiti Malaya (UM)  

 Malaysia 

61

Duke University 

United States

62

City University of Hong Kong 

Hong Kong SAR

=63 

KU Leuven 

Belgium 

=63

Sorbonne University 

France

65

University of Auckland 

New Zealand 

66

University of Texas at Austin

United States

67 

Korea University

South Korea

68 

National Taiwan University (NTU) 

Taiwan  

=69 

University of Warwick 

United Kingdom

=69

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

United States

71

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)  

Argentina

72 

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) 

United States

73

Universite Paris-Saclay

France

74

KTH Royal Institute of Technology  

Sweden  

75

Lund University 

Sweden

76

University of Washington

United States

77

University of Western Australia

Australia

78 

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom 

79 

Brown University 

United States

=80

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

=80

University of Southampton 

United Kingdom

=82

The University of Adelaide

Australia

=82

University of Leeds  

United Kingdom

=84

Universität Heidelberg

Germany

=84

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

86

Osaka University 

Japan

87

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Ireland

88

University of Technology Sydney

Australia

=89

Durham University 

United Kingdom

=89

Pennsylvania State University

United States

=89

Purdue University  

United States

92

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

93

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Chile

=94

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

=94

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Mexico

96

University of Alberta

Canada

97

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Germany

98 

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

South Korea

99

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

100

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

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