Meta The Meta rank is based on the average of the three most influencal university rankings: ARWU, QS and THE Institution Country ARWU The ARWU ranking (Academic Ranking of World Universities or sometimes also referred to as the Shanghai Ranking) was first published in 2003 making it the oldest ranking of its kind. It is solely based on research. QS The QS World University Rankings from Quacquarelli Symonds are published annualy since 2004. QS puts strong emphasis on surveys among academics and recruiters. THE The Times Higher Education World University Ranking uses a broad variety of factors in their methodology. Excellence in research contributes more than 60% of the score. Ø The average of ARWU, QS and THE.
= 1 Harvard University USA 1 4 2 2.33
= 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA 3 1 6 3.33
3 University of Cambridge UK 5 2 5 4.00
4 Stanford University USA 2 7 4 4.33
= 5 California Institute of Technology USA 7 8 1 5.33
= 6 University of Oxford UK 9 5 3 5.67
= 7 Princeton University USA 6 9 7 7.33
8 Yale University USA 11 10 9 10.00
9 University of Chicago USA 9 11 11 10.33
10 Imperial College London UK 22 2 9 11.00
11 Columbia University USA 8 14 14 12.00
12 University of California, Berkeley USA 4 27 8 13.00
13 ETH ZГјrich Switzerland 19 12 13 14.67
14 University of Pennsylvania USA 16 13 16 15.00
15 Johns Hopkins University USA 17 14 15 15.33
16 University College London UK 20 5 22 15.67
17 Cornell University USA 13 19 19 17.00
18 University of California, Los Angeles USA 12 37 12 20.33
19 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA 22 23 17 20.67
= 20 University of Toronto Canada 24 20 20 21.33
= 21 Duke University USA 31 25 18 24.67
= 22 University of Tokyo Japan 21 31 23 25.00
= 23 Northwestern University USA 28 34 21 27.67
= 24 University of Wisconsin - Madison USA 24 41 29 31.33
25 University of Edinburgh UK 45 17 36 32.67
26 New York University USA 27 41 38 35.33
27 University of Washington, Seattle USA 15 66 26 35.67
28 University of Melbourne Australia 44 33 33 36.67
29 University of British Columbia Canada 37 43 32 37.33
30 University of California, San Diego USA 14 59 41 38.00
31 King's College London UK 59 16 40 38.33
32 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA 28 63 29 40.00
33 University of Manchester UK 38 30 52 40.00
34 Kyoto University Japan 26 36 59 40.33
35 McGill University Canada 67 21 39 42.33
36 University of Munich Germany 49 52 29 43.33
37 Australian National University Australia 74 25 45 48.00
38 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA 36 62 46 48.00
39 University of Texas at Austin USA 39 79 28 48.67
40 Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland 96 17 34 49.00
41 Carnegie Mellon University USA 62 65 24 50.33
42 University of Bristol UK 63 29 74 55.33
43 University of Heidelberg Germany 49 49 70 56.00
44 Ecole normale superieure - Paris France 67 24 78 56.33
45 National University of Singapore Singapore 101-150 22 25 57.50
46 Washington University in St. Louis USA 32 99 42 57.67
47 Brown University USA 74 52 54 60.00
48 University of Queensland Australia 85 43 65 64.33
49 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities USA 30 119 46 65.00
50 Technical University of Munich Germany 53 54 98 68.33