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World University Rankings 2011-2012

Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
1 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
94.8
2 Harvard University United States
93.9
2 Stanford University United States
93.9
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
93.6
5 Princeton University United States
92.9
6 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
92.4
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
92.3
8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
90.7
9 University of Chicago United States
90.2
10 University of California, Berkeley United States
89.8
11 Yale University United States
89.1
12 Columbia University United States
87.5
13 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
87.3
14 Johns Hopkins University United States
85.8
15 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
85.0
16 University of Pennsylvania United States
84.9
17 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
83.2
18 University of Michigan United States
82.8
19 University of Toronto Canada
81.6
20 Cornell University United States
80.5
21 Carnegie Mellon University United States
78.4
22 University of British Columbia Canada
77.4
22 Duke University United States
77.4
24 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States
77.0
25 University of Washington United States
76.5
26 Northwestern University United States
76.2
27 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
75.8
28 McGill University Canada
75.5
29 University of Texas at Austin United States
74.9
30 The University of Tokyo Japan
74.3
31 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
74.2
32 Karolinska Institute Sweden
73.1
33 University of California, San Diego United States
73.0
34 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
72.3
35 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
72.1
36 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
72.0
37 University of Melbourne Australia
71.9
38 Australian National University Australia
71.2
38 University of California, Davis United States
71.2
40 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
70.9
41 Washington University in St Louis United States
70.5
42 University of Minnesota United States
70.0
43 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
69.3
44 New York University (NYU) United States
69.0
45 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
67.6
46 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
66.3
47 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
66.0
48 University of Manchester United Kingdom
65.7
49 Peking University China
65.6
49 Brown University United States
65.6
51 Pennsylvania State University United States
64.9
52 Kyoto University Japan
64.8
53 Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Republic of Korea
64.6
54 Boston University United States
64.2
55 University of Southern California United States
64.0
56 King's College London United Kingdom
63.2
57 Ohio State University United States
63.0
58 University of Sydney Australia
62.4
59 École Normale Supérieure France
62.0
59 University of Pittsburgh United States
62.0
61 University of Zürich Switzerland
61.9
62 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
61.7
63 École Polytechnique France
61.5
64 University of Massachusetts United States
61.1
65 McMaster University Canada
61.0
66 University of Bristol United Kingdom
60.9
67 KU Leuven Belgium
60.8
68 Utrecht University Netherlands
60.4
69 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
60.3
70 Vanderbilt University United States
59.6
71 Tsinghua University China
59.5
72 Rice University United States
59.0
73 Universität Heidelberg Germany
58.7
74 University of Queensland Australia Australia
58.6
75 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
57.4
75 Emory University United States
57.4
77 Tufts University United States
57.3
77 University of Colorado Boulder United States
57.3
79 Leiden University Netherlands
57.0
80 Lund University Sweden
56.9
81 University of Rochester United States
56.8
81 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States
56.8
83 Durham University United Kingdom
56.4
84 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
56.0
85 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
55.7
86 University of California, Irvine United States
55.4
87 Uppsala University Sweden
55.2
88 Technische Universität München Germany
55.1
89 University of Notre Dame United States
55.0
90 Dartmouth College United States
54.9
91 University of Helsinki Finland
54.8
92 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
54.7
93 Case Western Reserve University United States
54.6
94 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea
54.5
94 University of Maryland, College Park United States
54.5
96 Michigan State University United States
54.4
97 University of Arizona United States
54.2
98 Purdue University United States
54.0
99 University of Sussex United Kingdom
53.9
100 University of Alberta Canada
53.7
101 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
53.6
102 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
53.4
103 University of Cape Town South Africa
53.2
104 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
53.1
104 University of Montreal Canada
53.1
106 Ghent University Belgium
53.0
107 Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom
52.9
108 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
52.8
109 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
52.6
110 University of California, Santa Cruz United States
52.5
111 Universität Basel Switzerland
52.2
112 University of Bern Switzerland
52.1
113 University of Utah United States
51.9
114 Stony Brook University United States
51.4
115 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
51.3
116 Université de Lausanne Switzerland
51.2
117 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
51.1
117 Monash University Australia
51.1
119 Osaka University Japan
51.0
120 Tohoku University Japan
50.8
121 University of York United Kingdom
50.4
121 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
50.4
123 Indiana University United States
50.2
124 Seoul National University Republic of Korea
50.1
125 University of Florida United States
50.0
125 Aarhus University Denmark
50.0
127 Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom
49.9
127 Arizona State University United States
49.9
127 University of Southampton United Kingdom
49.9
130 University of Geneva Switzerland
49.8
131 Lancaster University United Kingdom
49.7
131 Stockholm University Sweden
49.7
133 University of Leeds United Kingdom
49.5
134 University of Groningen Netherlands
49.2
135 George Washington University United States
49.0
135 University of Copenhagen Denmark
49.0
135 University of Virginia United States
49.0
138 Georgetown University United States
48.0
139 University of Vienna Austria
47.9
140 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
47.7
141 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
47.6
141 University of Iowa United States
47.6
143 University of California, Riverside United States
47.5
144 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States
47.4
145 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
47.3
146 Newcastle University United Kingdom
47.0
146 William & Mary United States
47.0
148 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
46.9
149 Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom
46.8
150 Brandeis University United States
46.7
151 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
46.6
151 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
46.6
151 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
46.6
154 Yeshiva University United States
46.2
154 National Taiwan University Taiwan
46.2
156 University of Exeter United Kingdom
46.1
157 University of Warwick United Kingdom
46.0
157 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
46.0
159 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
45.9
159 University College Dublin Republic of Ireland
45.9
159 Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands
45.9
162 Medical University of South Carolina United States
45.8
162 Wake Forest University United States
45.8
164 Texas A&M University United States
45.7
164 University of Reading United Kingdom
45.7
166 Tel Aviv University Israel
45.4
167 University of Illinois at Chicago United States
45.2
168 RWTH Aachen University Germany
45.1
169 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
45.0
169 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium
45.0
169 Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France
45.0
172 University of Miami United States
44.8
173 University of New South Wales Australia
44.6
173 Queen's University Canada
44.6
173 University of Auckland New Zealand
44.6
176 University of Dundee United Kingdom
44.5
177 University of Victoria Canada
44.2
178 University of São Paulo Brazil
44.1
178 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
44.1
180 University of Delaware United States
43.8
181 Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany
43.6
181 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
43.6
181 University of Oslo Norway
43.6
184 Iowa State University United States
43.4
185 University of Ottawa Canada
43.2
186 Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona Spain
43.1
187 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
43.0
187 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany
43.0
189 University of Western Australia Australia
42.9
189 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany
42.9
191 University of Bergen Norway
42.8
192 University of Science and Technology of China China
42.7
193 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
42.6
194 Universität Konstanz Germany
42.5
195 Boston College United States
42.4
196 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
41.6
197 University of Leicester United Kingdom
41.5
197 Georgia Health Sciences University United States
41.5
197 Maastricht University Netherlands
41.5
200 University of Twente Netherlands
41.4