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World University Rankings 2012-13: North America

Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
1 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
95.5
2 Stanford University United States
93.7
4 Harvard University United States
93.6
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
93.1
6 Princeton University United States
92.7
9 University of California, Berkeley United States
90.5
10 University of Chicago United States
90.4
11 Yale University United States
89.2
13 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
87.7
14 Columbia University United States
87.0
15 University of Pennsylvania United States
86.6
16 Johns Hopkins University United States
85.6
18 Cornell University United States
83.3
19 Northwestern University United States
83.1
20 University of Michigan United States
82.6
21 University of Toronto Canada
82.2
22 Carnegie Mellon University United States
81.5
23 Duke University United States
81.2
24 University of Washington United States
79.9
25 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States
78.8
25 University of Texas at Austin United States
78.8
30 University of British Columbia Canada
77.3
31 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
76.9
33 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
75.8
34 McGill University Canada
75.7
35 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
75.6
38 University of California, San Diego United States
75.2
41 New York University (NYU) United States
72.8
42 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
72.4
44 University of California, Davis United States
71.8
44 Washington University in St Louis United States
71.8
47 University of Minnesota United States
70.5
51 Brown University United States
68.9
53 Ohio State University United States
67.0
54 Boston University United States
66.8
56 University of Southern California United States
66.3
61 Pennsylvania State University United States
65.8
69 Purdue University United States
63.8
72 University of Massachusetts United States
62.9
75 Rice University United States
62.0
76 University of Pittsburgh United States
61.7
79 Emory University United States
61.3
84 University of Montreal Canada
59.8
87 Tufts University United States
59.1
88 McMaster University Canada
59.0
91 University of Colorado Boulder United States
58.7
94 Michigan State University United States
58.3
94 University of Notre Dame United States
58.3
96 University of California, Irvine United States
58.2
97 University of Maryland, College Park United States
57.9
98 University of Arizona United States
57.7
99 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States
57.5
102 University of Rochester United States
57.2
104 Case Western Reserve University United States
56.9
106 Vanderbilt University United States
56.6
118 University of Virginia United States
55.0
121 University of Alberta Canada
54.7
122 University of California, Santa Cruz United States
54.5
122 University of Florida United States
54.5
124 Dartmouth College United States
54.4
134 University of Utah United States
53.2
134 Indiana University United States
53.2
148 Arizona State University United States
51.9
150 Boston College United States
51.6
154 University of California, Riverside United States
51.1
156 Yeshiva University United States
50.9
156 Texas A&M University United States
50.9
162 Stony Brook University United States
50.2
165 University of Delaware United States
49.7
167 The University of Texas at Dallas United States
49.5
168 George Washington University United States
49.4
169 University of Iowa United States
49.3
171 University of Ottawa Canada
49.0
174 Georgetown University United States
48.9
174 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States
48.9
184 Colorado School of Mines United States
48.0
184 William & Mary United States
48.0
184 University of Illinois at Chicago United States
48.0
189 Medical University of South Carolina United States
47.7
190 Wake Forest University United States
47.3
193 University of Miami United States
46.9
193 Iowa State University United States
46.9
196 University of Victoria Canada
46.7
198 University at Buffalo United States
46.6
201-225 Brandeis University United States
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201-225 University of Georgia United States
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201-225 Northeastern University United States
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201-225 Queen's 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 University of Cincinnati United States
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226-250 Florida Institute of Technology United States
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226-250 Laval University Canada
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226-250 Georgia Health Sciences 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 University of South Florida United States
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226-250 Tulane University United States
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226-250 University of Waterloo Canada
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226-250 Western University Canada
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251-275 University of Connecticut United States
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251-275 Dalhousie University Canada
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251-275 University of Oregon United States
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276-300 Colorado State University United States
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276-300 Drexel University United States
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276-300 University of Kansas United States
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276-300 University of Montana United States
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276-300 Oregon State University United States
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276-300 University of South Carolina United States
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276-300 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University United States
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301-350 Creighton University United States
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301-350 University of Guelph Canada
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301-350 University of Kentucky 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 North Carolina State University United States
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301-350 State University of New York Albany - University at Albany United States
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301-350 University of Vermont United States
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301-350 Washington State University United States
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301-350 Wayne State University United States
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301-350 York University Canada
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351-400 National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico
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351-400 Binghamton University, State University of New York United States
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351-400 George Mason University United States
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351-400 University of Houston United States
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351-400 Lehigh University United States
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351-400 University of Oklahoma United States
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351-400 Southern Methodist University United States
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351-400 Temple University United States
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351-400 The University of Texas at San Antonio United States
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351-400 University of Wyoming United States
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