The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-2012 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.

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World University Rankings 2011-12: North America

Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
1 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
94.8
2 Stanford University United States
93.9
2 Harvard University United States
93.9
5 Princeton University United States
92.9
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
92.3
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
16 University of Pennsylvania United States
84.9
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
31 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
74.2
33 University of California, San Diego United States
73.0
35 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
72.1
38 University of California, Davis United States
71.2
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
49 Brown University United States
65.6
51 Pennsylvania State University United States
64.9
54 Boston University United States
64.2
55 University of Southern California United States
64.0
57 Ohio State University United States
63.0
59 University of Pittsburgh United States
62.0
64 University of Massachusetts United States
61.1
65 McMaster University Canada
61.0
70 Vanderbilt University United States
59.6
72 Rice University United States
59.0
75 Emory University United States
57.4
77 Tufts University United States
57.3
77 University of Colorado Boulder United States
57.3
81 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States
56.8
81 University of Rochester United States
56.8
86 University of California, Irvine United States
55.4
89 University of Notre Dame United States
55.0
90 Dartmouth College United States
54.9
93 Case Western Reserve University United States
54.6
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
100 University of Alberta Canada
53.7
104 University of Montreal Canada
53.1
110 University of California, Santa Cruz United States
52.5
113 University of Utah United States
51.9
114 Stony Brook University United States
51.4
123 Indiana University United States
50.2
125 University of Florida United States
50.0
127 Arizona State University United States
49.9
135 University of Virginia United States
49.0
135 George Washington University United States
49.0
138 Georgetown University United States
48.0
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
146 William & Mary United States
47.0
150 Brandeis University United States
46.7
154 Yeshiva University United States
46.2
162 Wake Forest University United States
45.8
162 Medical University of South Carolina United States
45.8
164 Texas A&M University United States
45.7
167 University of Illinois at Chicago United States
45.2
172 University of Miami United States
44.8
173 Queen's University Canada
44.6
177 University of Victoria Canada
44.2
180 University of Delaware United States
43.8
184 Iowa State University United States
43.4
185 University of Ottawa Canada
43.2
195 Boston College United States
42.4
197 Georgia Health Sciences University United States
41.5
201-225 University at Buffalo United States
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201-225 University of Cincinnati United States
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201-225 Colorado School of Mines United States
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201-225 University of Georgia United States
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201-225 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey United States
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201-225 Northeastern University United States
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201-225 University of South Carolina United States
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201-225 Tulane University United States
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201-225
University of Waterloo
Canada
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201-225 Western University Canada
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226-250 University of Calgary Canada
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226-250 Carleton University Canada
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226-250 Colorado State University United States
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226-250 Creighton University United States
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226-250 Dalhousie University Canada
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226-250 Drexel University United States
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226-250 University of Missouri United States
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226-250 Simon Fraser University Canada
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226-250 State University of New York Albany - University at Albany United States
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251-275 University of Hawaii at Manoa United States
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251-275
The University of Texas at Dallas
United States
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251-275 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University United States
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251-275 Wayne State University United States
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276-300
University of Guelph
Canada
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276-300 University of Kansas United States
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276-300 University of Kentucky United States
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276-300 The University of Texas at San Antonio United States
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276-300 York University Canada
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301-350 Binghamton University, State University of New York United States
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301-350 George Mason University United States
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301-350 University of Houston United States
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301-350 Kent State University United States
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301-350 Lehigh University United States
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301-350 University of Manitoba Canada
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301-350 University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States
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301-350 University of Oklahoma United States
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301-350 University of South Florida United States
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301-350 Washington State University United States
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350-400 Auburn University United States
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350-400 Clemson University United States
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350-400 Georgia State University United States
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350-400 University of Idaho United States
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350-400 Kansas State University United States
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350-400 Michigan Technological University United States
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350-400 New Jersey Institute of Technology United States
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350-400 Old Dominion University United States
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350-400 University of Wyoming United States
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