The 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Arts and Humanities table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The ranking of the world's top 100 universities for arts and humanities employs 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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Top 100 universities for arts and humanities 2013-2014

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 Stanford University United States
87.1
2 Harvard University United States
86.1
3 University of Oxford United Kingdom
84.4
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
83.9
5 University of Chicago United States
82.2
6 University of California, Berkeley United States
81.4
7 Princeton University United States
81.2
7 Yale University United States
81.2
9 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
78.8
10 Columbia University United States
77.4
11 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
77.2
12
University of Toronto
Canada
74.5
13 University of Melbourne Australia
72.8
14 University of Michigan United States
72.6
15 Australian National University Australia
72.5
16 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
72.1
17 New York University (NYU) United States
71.3
18 University of Pennsylvania United States
71.1
19 King's College London United Kingdom
69.4
20 University of Sydney Australia
69.3
21 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
69.2
22 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
67.9
23 Cornell University United States
67.8
24 Duke University United States
66.6
25 Universität Heidelberg Germany
64.0
26 School of Oriental and African Studies United Kingdom
63.9
27 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States
62.3
28 Leiden University Netherlands
61.6
29 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
60.6
30 Durham University United Kingdom
59.1
31 McGill University Canada
58.6
32 University of Texas at Austin United States
58.4
33 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
58.1
34
University of British Columbia
Canada
56.7
35 University of Vienna Austria
55.7
36 KU Leuven Belgium
55.5
37 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
54.8
38 University of Manchester United Kingdom
54.6
39 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
53.6
40
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
53.5
41 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
53.4
41 University of Notre Dame United States
53.4
43 Brown University United States
53.1
44 University of Warwick United Kingdom
52.3
45
Monash University
Australia
51.9
45 Lancaster University United Kingdom
51.9
47 University of Pittsburgh United States
51.7
48 University of Southern California United States
51.6
49
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore
51.4
50 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
51.1
51 Georgetown University United States
50.8
52 Ohio State University United States
50.4
53 University of Auckland New Zealand
50.3
54 Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom
48.6
55 University of Massachusetts United States
48.3
56 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany
47.9
57 University of Queensland Australia Australia
46.9
58 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
46.5
59 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
46.4
60 University of Leeds United Kingdom
46.2
61 Macquarie University Australia
45.8
62 University of Helsinki Finland
44.8
63 École Normale Supérieure France
43.6
64 Emory University United States
43.1
65 University of Exeter United Kingdom
42.9
65 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
42.9
67 Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand
42.0
68 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
41.8
69 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium
41.7
70 University of Bristol United Kingdom
41.6
71 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
41.5
71 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
41.5
73 Northwestern University United States
41.3
74 Lund University Sweden
41.2
75 University of Virginia United States
40.9
76 University of Bologna Italy
40.2
76 Ghent University Belgium
40.2
78 University of Cape Town South Africa
39.8
78 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
39.8
80 Sapienza University of Rome Italy
39.5
81 Boston University United States
38.5
81 Complutense University of Madrid Spain
38.5
83 University of Maryland, College Park United States
37.9
84
University of Groningen
Netherlands
37.7
85 University of New South Wales Australia
37.6
86 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
37.4
87 University of Reading United Kingdom
37.2
88 University of Minnesota United States
36.9
89 University of Leicester United Kingdom
36.7
90 Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain
36.5
90 University of York United Kingdom
36.5
92 University of Washington United States
36.2
93 Stockholm University Sweden
35.6
94 University of Geneva Switzerland
34.8
95 Aarhus University Denmark
34.7
96 University of Zürich Switzerland
34.2
97 University of California, Irvine United States
34.1
98 Carnegie Mellon University United States
34.0
99 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
33.7
100 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
33.5

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ Arts and Humanities subject ranking includes a wide range of narrower subject areas, defined by our data partners Thomson Reuters.

The full list of Arts and Humanities subjects used to create this ranking is:

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dance
  • Film, Radio & Television
  • History
  • History & Philosophy of Science
  • Languages, Philology and Linguistic Studies
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre
  • Theology & Religion
  • Arts & Humanities - Other topics