The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014 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 2013-2014

Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
1 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
94.9
2 Harvard University United States
93.9
2 University of Oxford United Kingdom
93.9
4 Stanford University United States
93.8
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
93.0
6 Princeton University United States
92.7
7 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
92.3
8 University of California, Berkeley United States
89.8
9 University of Chicago United States
87.8
10 Imperial College London United Kingdom
87.5
11 Yale University United States
87.4
12 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
86.3
13 Columbia University United States
85.2
14 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
84.5
15 Johns Hopkins University United States
83.7
16 University of Pennsylvania United States
81.0
17 Duke University United States
79.3
18 University of Michigan United States
79.2
19 Cornell University United States
79.1
20
University of Toronto
Canada
78.3
21 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
77.6
22 Northwestern University United States
77.1
23
The University of Tokyo
Japan
76.4
24 Carnegie Mellon University United States
76.0
25 University of Washington United States
73.4
26
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore
72.4
27 University of Texas at Austin United States
72.2
28 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States
71.6
29 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
71.4
30 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
71.1
31
University of British Columbia
Canada
70.8
32 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
69.8
33 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
68.4
34 University of Melbourne Australia
68.2
35 McGill University Canada
68.1
36 Karolinska Institute Sweden
67.8
37 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
67.7
38 King's College London United Kingdom
67.6
39 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
67.5
40 New York University (NYU) United States
67.4
40 University of California, San Diego United States
67.4
42 Washington University in St Louis United States
67.2
43
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
65.3
44
Seoul National University
Republic of Korea
65.2
45 Peking University China
65.0
46 University of Minnesota United States
64.9
47 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
64.5
48 Australian National University Australia
64.4
49 Pennsylvania State University United States
64.2
50 Boston University United States
63.5
50 Tsinghua University China
63.5
52 Brown University United States
63.2
52 University of California, Davis United States
63.2
52 Kyoto University Japan
63.2
55 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
63.1
56 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea
62.9
57
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
62.5
58 University of Manchester United Kingdom
62.3
59 Ohio State University United States
62.0
60 Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Republic of Korea
61.7
61 KU Leuven Belgium
61.3
62 Purdue University United States
60.7
63 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
59.9
63 University of Queensland Australia Australia
59.9
65 École Normale Supérieure France
59.8
65 Rice University United States
59.8
67 Leiden University Netherlands
59.4
68 Universität Heidelberg Germany
59.2
69 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
59.1
70 École Polytechnique France
59.0
70 University of Southern California United States
59.0
72 University of Sydney Australia
58.8
73 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
58.1
74 Universität Basel Switzerland
57.7
74 Utrecht University Netherlands
57.7
76 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
57.2
77 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
56.8
78 University of Pittsburgh United States
56.7
79 University of Bristol United Kingdom
56.3
80 Durham University United Kingdom
56.1
80 Emory University United States
56.1
80 Tufts University United States
56.1
83 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
55.9
83 Michigan State University United States
55.9
85 Ghent University Belgium
55.5
86 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
55.3
87 Technische Universität München Germany
55.2
88 Case Western Reserve University United States
55.0
88 Vanderbilt University United States
55.0
90 University of Notre Dame United States
54.7
91
Monash University
Australia
54.6
92 McMaster University Canada
54.5
93 University of California, Irvine United States
54.1
94 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
53.8
95 University of Rochester United States
53.6
96 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
53.5
97 University of Colorado Boulder United States
53.4
98
University of Groningen
Netherlands
52.9
98
Maastricht University
Netherlands
52.9
100 University of Helsinki Finland
52.6
100 University of York United Kingdom
52.6
102 Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom
52.5
103 University of Arizona United States
52.4
103 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States
52.4
103 Stockholm University Sweden
52.4
106 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
52.3
106 University of Montreal Canada
52.3
108 University of Maryland, College Park United States
52.2
109 University of Alberta Canada
52.0
109 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
52.0
111 Uppsala University Sweden
51.9
112 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
51.8
112 University of Virginia United States
51.8
114 University of New South Wales Australia
51.7
114 Université Paris-Sud France
51.7
114 Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom
51.7
117 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
51.6
117 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
51.6
117 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
51.6
117 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
51.6
121 University of Sussex United Kingdom
51.2
121 University of Zürich Switzerland
51.2
123 Lund University Sweden
51.1
124 University of Geneva Switzerland
51.0
125 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
50.8
126 University of Cape Town South Africa
50.5
126 Dartmouth College United States
50.5
128 University of Florida United States
50.4
129 RWTH Aachen University Germany
50.3
129 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
50.3
131
Radboud University
Netherlands
50.2
132 Indiana University United States
50.1
132 Université de Lausanne Switzerland
50.1
132 University of Massachusetts United States
50.1
135 Boston College United States
50.0
136 University of California, Santa Cruz United States
49.9
137 Lancaster University United Kingdom
49.7
138 Aarhus University Denmark
49.6
139 Colorado School of Mines United States
49.5
139 University of Leeds United Kingdom
49.5
141 University of Warwick United Kingdom
49.4
142 National Taiwan University Taiwan
49.2
143 University of Utah United States
49.1
144 Osaka University Japan
49.0
144 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
49.0
146 Arizona State University United States
48.9
146
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
48.9
148 University of California, Riverside United States
48.7
148 University of Exeter United Kingdom
48.7
150 University of Copenhagen Denmark
48.5
150 Tohoku University Japan
48.5
152 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany
48.4
153 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
48.3
154 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
48.0
155 Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble France
47.8
156 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
47.5
157 University of Bern Switzerland
47.4
157 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
47.4
159 Texas A&M University United States
47.2
160 Georgetown University United States
47.0
161 University College Dublin Republic of Ireland
46.7
161 University of Iowa United States
46.7
161 University of Leicester United Kingdom
46.7
164 University of Antwerp Belgium
46.6
164 University of Auckland New Zealand
46.6
164 Brandeis University United States
46.6
164
Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona
Spain
46.6
168 University of Western Australia Australia
46.4
169 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
46.3
170 University of Twente Netherlands
46.2
170 University of Vienna Austria
46.2
172 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium
46.1
172 Yeshiva University United States
46.1
174 University of Delaware United States
46.0
174 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
46.0
176 University at Buffalo United States
45.9
176 Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium
45.9
178 Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France
45.8
178 Stony Brook University United States
45.8
180 Wake Forest University United States
45.7
181 Universität Bonn Germany
45.6
181 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States
45.6
183 Iowa State University United States
45.5
184 Northeastern University United States
45.4
185 University of Miami United States
45.3
185 University of Oslo Norway
45.3
185 University of Ottawa Canada
45.3
188 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
45.2
188
The University of Texas at Dallas
United States
45.2
190 Yonsei University Republic of Korea
45.1
191 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
45.0
191 University of Illinois at Chicago United States
45.0
193 Mines ParisTech France
44.9
194 George Washington University United States
44.8
194 University of Reading United Kingdom
44.8
196 University of Dundee United Kingdom
44.7
197
Florida Institute of Technology
United States
44.6
198
Newcastle University
United Kingdom
44.5
199
Boğaziçi University
Turkey
44.3
199 Tel Aviv University Israel
44.3

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