The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).
Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about multiple universities side-by-side.
The Juilliard School continues to thrive in the spotlight with another year at the top of our Performing Arts rankings. Elsewhere, there are several dramatic rises up the table compared to last year and three universities breaking into the top 50 in their first appearance in the rankings (Hong Kong University of Performing Arts, University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore)
Interested in other courses besides Performing Arts? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.