These institutions from the U.S. and more than 80 other countries have been ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries’ borders and to compare key aspects of schools’ research missions. These are the world’s top 1,500 universities.

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100 Global Score #1

#1 Harvard University (Score: 100)

United States Cambridge, MA

#2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Score: 98.4)

United States Cambridge, MA

#3 Stanford University (Score: 94.9)

United States Stanford, CA

#4 University of California–Berkeley (Score: 90.3)

United States Berkeley, CA

#5 University of Oxford (Score: 87.2)

United Kingdom Oxford 87.1 Global Score #6

#6 California Institute of Technology (Score: 87.1)

United States Pasadena, CA

#7 Columbia University (Score: 86.5)

United States New York, NY

#8 Princeton University (Score: 85.6)

United States Princeton, NJ

#9 University of Cambridge (Score: 85.5)

United Kingdom Cambridge

#10 University of Washington (Score: 85.3)

United States Seattle, WA