The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings employ the world's largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands. A spin-off of the annual World University Rankings, the reputation league table is based on nothing more than subjective judgement - but it is the considered expert judgement of senior, published academics - the people best placed to know the most about excellence in our universities.

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World Reputation Rankings 2011

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 Harvard University United States
100.0
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
85.0
3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
80.7
4 University of California, Berkeley United States
74.7
5 Stanford University United States
71.5
6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
68.6
7 Princeton University United States
36.6
8
The University of Tokyo
Japan
33.2
9 Yale University United States
28.3
10 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
23.5
11 Imperial College London United Kingdom
22.6
12 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
22.4
13 University of Michigan United States
19.8
14 Johns Hopkins University United States
19.4
15 University of Chicago United States
17.8
16 Cornell University United States
17.5
17
University of Toronto
Canada
17.0
18 Kyoto University Japan
15.5
19 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
14.2
19 University of Massachusetts United States
14.2
21 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
13.6
22 University of Pennsylvania United States
13.4
23 Columbia University United States
13.3
24 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
12.3
25 University of Wisconsin United States
11.7
26 University of Washington United States
11.2
27
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore
10.4
28 Carnegie Mellon University United States
10.0
29 McGill University Canada
9.9
30 University of California, San Diego United States
9.8
31 University of Texas at Austin United States
9.3
31
University of British Columbia
Canada
9.3
33 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation
9.0
34 University of California, San Francisco United States
8.9
35 Tsinghua University China
8.7
36 Duke University United States
8.5
37 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
8.4
38 University of California, Davis United States
7.6
39 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States
7.5
40 Northwestern University United States
7.4
41 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
7.0
42
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
6.9
43 University of Minnesota United States
6.6
43 Peking University China
6.6
45 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
6.5
45 University of Melbourne Australia
6.5
47 Purdue University United States
6.4
48 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
6.3
49 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
6.2
50 Osaka University Japan
5.9