Top Global 100 Universities

Here are listings of the top 100 universities in the world that was compliled by various research undertaken by asking students and staff their views.

The ones we have below are from the Times Higher Education research that's undertaken each year and published online on their site for all to view.

The Times have been producing these rankings since 2004 and Harvard University has always taken top spot. They were set up after calling on the UK government to prove that the increasing university development was viable on a world stage. They announce the results in early October each year online and you can search the rankings by subject at the THE online portal.

2017 Rankings

Here are the current top 100 universities in the world according to their research.

Top 10 - Oxford to Chicage

The top 10 rankings include two colleges tied in tenth place, so a total of 11 institutions make the top 10!

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
1University of Oxford19,71895.0%
2California Institute of Technology2,18194.3%
3Stanford University15,65893.8%
4University of Cambridge18,60593.6%
5Massachusetts Institute of Technology11,19293.4%
6Harvard University19,89092.7%
7Princeton University7,92590.2%
8Imperial College London15,23690.0%
9ETH Zurich18,61689.3%
10=Berkeley University34,83488.9%
10=University of Chicago13,48688.9%

11 to 20 - Yale to Northwestern University

Just nine universities make the second batch up to Northwestern University in twentieth place.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
12Yale University11,94688.2%
13University of Pennsylvania13,48687.1%
14Los Angeles University38,39286.6%
15University College London28,60286.5%
16Columbia University25,65986.1%
17Johns Hopkins University15,30385.9%
18Duke University15,20484.7%
19Cornell University21,59384.6%
20Northwestern University18,57083.7%

21 to 30 - Michigan to Switzerland

Germany and Switzerland feature in the third set of rankings.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
21University of Michigan41,91283.6%
22University of Toronto68,09383.0%
23Carnegie Mellon University12,31181.8%
24National University of Singapore31,11181.7%
25=London School of Economics9,40180.2%
25=University of Washington45,16280.2%
27University of Edinburgh25,27979.2%
28Karolinska Institute7,72377.6%
29Peking University42,97777.2%
30=LMU Munich36,18076.8%
30=Ecole Polytechnique9,75076.8%

31 to 40 - New York to Leuven

The first university from Belgium makes it into the charts.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
32New York University43,02176.7%
33=Georgia Institute of Technology19,84776.3%
33=University of Melbourne42,27376.3%
35Tsinghua University41,53776.2%
36=University of British Columbia51,88975.9%
36=University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign43,20275.9%
36=King's College London21,98675.9%
39University of Tokyo26,08074.1%
40KU Leuven46,38173.8%

41 to 50 - San Diego to Texas

Many smaller establishments from the USA and Australia come together to make up the first 50 rankings.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
41University of California, San Diego28,41673.2%
42McGill University30,91173.1%
43=Heidelberg University29,52773.0%
43=University of Hong Kong20,09573.0%
45University of Wisconsin-Madison40,04872.6%
46Technical University of Munich36,92971.6%
47Australian National University15,40271.3%
48University of California, Santa Barbara22,26771.2%
49Hong Kong University of Science and Technology11,96071.1%
50University of Texas at Austin48,68970.8%

51 to 60 - USA, Singapore, Australia, UK and Germany

A whole international mixture of areas make up the next 10 in the charts.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
51=Brown University8,69470.4%
51=University of California, Davis36,06070.4%
53University of Minnesota46,62570.3%
54Nanyang Technological University25,27870.0%
55Manchester University34,01569.7%
56University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill26,41269.3%
57=Humboldt University of Berlin31,04369.2%
57=Washington University in St Louis12,52869.2%
59Delft University of Technology16,17467.9%
60=University of Queensland38,89267.2%
60=University of Southern California38,46667.2%
60=University of Sydney42,67867.2%

61 to 70 - Amsterdam to Purdue

The Netherlands features two top institutions in this section.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
63University of Amsterdam25,34467.1%
64Boston University24,71466.9%
65Wageningen University & Research9,53566.6%
66Ecole Normale Superieure1,54865.8%
67University of Maryland, College Park31,35365.3%
68Pennsylvania State University45,35965.0%
69Erasmus University Rotterdam21,85464.6%
70Purdue University38,78864.5%

71 to 80 - Bristol to Pittsburgh

South Korea makes its first appearance together with Hong Kong.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
71University of Bristol18,54464.4%
72=Ohio State University52,49764.2%
72=Seoul National University26,77764.2%
74Monash University44,21764.0%
75Free University of Berlin32,90963.7%
76Chinese University of Hong Kong18,43363.6%
77Leiden University23,59763.3%
78=University of New South Wales39,12163.0%
78=RWTH Aachen University42,29863.0%
80=University of Groningen25,28162.2%
80=University of Pittsburgh26,50162.2%

81 to 90 - Dartmouth to Tubingen

More from South Korea, UK, and Germany.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
82=Dartmouth College6,10962.0%
82=Emory University12,64962.0%
82=Technical University of Berlin20,54862.0%
82=Warwick University18,55862.0%
86Utrecht University31,14261.9%
87Rice University6,44761.7%
88University of Glasgow22,85661.4%
89=Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology9,32761.3%
89=University of Tubingen28,07461.3%

91 to 100 - Helsinki to California

The final 10 to make up the top 100 universities in the World sees entries from Finland and Sweden.

RankUniversity NameStudentsScore Rating
91=University of Helsinki23,36961.2%
91=Kyoto University22,54761.2%
93Uppsala University25,27561.1%
94Maastricht University16,03061.0%
95University of Freiburg25,89060.9%
96=Durham University15,70560.6%
96=Lund University28,85260.6%
98=Aarhus University24,63360.3%
98=University of Basel12,56060.3%
98=University of California, Irvine29,30460.3%