Top 200 World Class University List and Admission

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

Top 200 World Class University List and Admission

 

You can view the full World University Rankings 2014-2015 top 400 below and explore the criteria used to assess the world’s greatest universities, while our in-depth analysis of the results shines more light on the data.

 

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World University Rankings 2014-2015

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Rank

Institution

Location

Overall scorechange criteria

1

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

United States

94.3

2

Harvard University

United States

93.3

3

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

93.2

4

Stanford University

United States

92.9

5

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

92.0

6

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

91.9

7

Princeton University

United States

90.9

8

University of California, Berkeley

United States

89.5

9

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

87.5

9

Yale University

United States

87.5

11

University of Chicago

United States

87.1

12

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

85.5

13

ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

Switzerland

84.6

14

Columbia University

United States

84.4

15

Johns Hopkins University

United States

83.0

16

University of Pennsylvania

United States

81.0

17

University of Michigan

United States

80.9

18

Duke University

United States

79.9

19

Cornell University

United States

79.4

20

University of Toronto

Canada

79.3

21

Northwestern University

United States

79.2

22

University College London (UCL)

United Kingdom

78.7

23

The University of Tokyo

Japan

76.1

24

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

74.3

25

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

73.3

26

University of Washington

United States

73.2

27

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

United States

72.8

28

University of Texas at Austin

United States

72.3

29

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Germany

71.9

29

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States

71.9

29

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

71.9

32

University of British Columbia

Canada

71.8

33

University of Melbourne

Australia

71.2

34

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

70.9

34

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

United Kingdom

70.9

36

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

70.4

37

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States

70.0

38

New York University (NYU)

United States

69.9

39

McGill University

Canada

69.6

40

King’s College London

United Kingdom

69.4

41

University of California, San Diego

United States

68.6

42

Washington University in St Louis

United States

67.8

43

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

67.5

44

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

66.8

45

Australian National University

Australia

66.5

46

University of Minnesota

United States

65.9

46

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

65.9

48

Peking University

China

65.2

49

Tsinghua University

China

65.1

50

Seoul National University

Republic of Korea

64.8

51

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

64.7

52

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Republic of Korea

64.5

52

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

64.5

54

Brown University

United States

64.1

55

KU Leuven

Belgium

63.7

55

University of California, Davis

United States

63.7

57

Boston University

United States

63.6

58

Pennsylvania State University

United States

62.9

59

Kyoto University

Japan

62.8

60

University of Sydney

Australia

62.7

61

École Polytechnique

France

62.2

61

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

62.2

63

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Italy

61.9

64

Leiden University

Netherlands

61.3

65

University of Queensland

Australia

61.2

66

Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech)

Republic of Korea

61.1

67

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Germany

61.0

68

Ohio State University

United States

60.7

69

Rice University

United States

59.8

70

Heidelberg University

Germany

59.6

71

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

59.2

72

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands

59.1

73

Wageningen University and Research Center

Netherlands

59.0

74

University of Bristol

United Kingdom

58.9

75

Universität Basel

Switzerland

58.4

75

University of Southern California

United States

58.4

77

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

58.2

78

École Normale Supérieure

France

58.1

79

Utrecht University

Netherlands

58.0

80

Humboldt University of Berlin

Germany

57.9

81

Free University of Berlin

Germany

57.6

82

Michigan State University

United States

57.3

83

Durham University

United Kingdom

56.9

83

Monash University

Australia

56.9

85

Middle East Technical University

Turkey

56.6

86

University of Arizona

United States

56.5

86

University of Notre Dame

United States

56.5

88

Tufts University

United States

56.4

88

University of California, Irvine

United States

56.4

90

Ghent University

Belgium

56.2

91

University of Massachusetts

United States

56.1

91

University of Pittsburgh

United States

56.1

93

Emory University

United States

55.5

94

McMaster University

Canada

55.3

94

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

55.3

96

Vanderbilt University

United States

55.2

97

University of Colorado Boulder

United States

55.1

98

Stockholm University

Sweden

54.6

98

Technical University of Munich

Germany

54.6

98

Uppsala University

Sweden

54.6

101

Maastricht University

Netherlands

54.3

102

Purdue University

United States

54.0

103

Pierre and Marie Curie University

France

53.9

103

University of Helsinki

Finland

53.9

103

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

53.9

103

University of Zürich

Switzerland

53.9

107

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

53.8

107

University of Geneva

Switzerland

53.8

109

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States

53.7

109

University of New South Wales

Australia

53.7

111

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom

53.6

111

University of Sussex

United Kingdom

53.6

113

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Germany

53.4

113

University of Montreal

Canada

53.4

113

University of York

United Kingdom

53.4

116

Case Western Reserve University

United States

53.2

117

University of Groningen

Netherlands

53.1

118

Royal Holloway, University of London

United Kingdom

53.0

119

Lund University

Sweden

52.9

120

Paris-Sud University

France

52.8

121

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

52.7

121

University of Rochester

United States

52.7

121

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

52.7

124

University of Alberta

Canada

52.6

124

University of Cape Town

South Africa

52.6

126

Boston College

United States

52.5

126

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

52.5

126

University of Florida

United States

52.5

129

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

52.4

130

University of Virginia

United States

52.1

131

Lancaster University

United Kingdom

52.0

132

University of Bern

Switzerland

51.9

132

University of Maryland, College Park

United States

51.9

132

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

51.9

135

Technische Universität Dresden

Germany

51.6

136

Université de Lausanne

Switzerland

51.4

136

VU University Amsterdam

Netherlands

51.4

138

Trinity College Dublin

Republic of Ireland

51.2

139

Boğaziçi University

Turkey

51.1

140

Radboud University

Netherlands

51.0

141

Colorado School of Mines

United States

50.9

141

Texas A&M University

United States

50.9

141

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

50.9

144

Eindhoven University of Technology

Netherlands

50.5

144

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States

50.5

146

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

50.4

147

Brandeis University

United States

50.3

148

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

Republic of Korea

50.2

148

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

50.2

150

Indiana University

United States

50.1

150

University of California, Riverside

United States

50.1

152

Dartmouth College

United States

50.0

153

Aarhus University

Denmark

49.9

154

University of Exeter

United Kingdom

49.7

155

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

49.3

156

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

49.2

157

Osaka University

Japan

49.1

157

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom

49.1

157

University of Western Australia

Australia

49.1

160

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

France

49.0

160

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

49.0

162

University of Utah

United States

48.6

163

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Germany

48.3

164

University of Adelaide

Australia

48.2

165

Istanbul Technical University

Turkey

48.1

165

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

48.1

165

Pompeu Fabra University

Spain

48.1

165

Tohoku University

Japan

48.1

169

University of Miami

United States

48.0

170

University of Antwerp

Belgium

47.9

171

Université Catholique de Louvain

Belgium

47.8

171

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

47.8

173

Georgetown University

United States

47.7

173

University of Victoria

Canada

47.7

175

University of Auckland

New Zealand

47.5

175

University of Iowa

United States

47.5

177

Syracuse University

United States

47.3

178

Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble

France

47.1

178

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom

47.1

180

Paris Diderot University – Paris 7

France

47.0

180

University of Delaware

United States

47.0

182

Arizona State University

United States

46.9

182

Sabanci University

Turkey

46.9

182

University of Vienna

Austria

46.9

185

Northeastern University

United States

46.8

186

University of Oslo

Norway

46.7

186

Yeshiva University

United States

46.7

188

Stony Brook University

United States

46.6

188

Tel Aviv University

Israel

46.6

188

University of Ottawa

Canada

46.6

191

University at Buffalo

United States

46.5

192

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

46.3

193

Fudan University

China

46.2

193

Iowa State University

United States

46.2

195

Universität Bonn

Germany

46.1

196

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russian Federation

46.0

196

St George’s, University of London

United Kingdom

46.0

198

University of East Anglia

United Kingdom

45.9

199

University of Leicester

United Kingdom

45.7

200

Florida Institute of Technology

United States

45.6

200

George Washington University

United States