Top 100 Universities in the World 2023

Want to study at one of the best universities in the world? If yes, then we have compiled a complete rundown of the top 100 universities in the world.

This ranking is according to the QS World universities rankings. Majority of the universities that made the top 100 are located in the United States while others are located in the United Kingdom.

Attending any of these universities will help you pursue specialized programs and make finding a job easier. Below are the world’s top 100 universities.

Top Universities in the World

Top 100 Universities in the World

According to the QS World University Rankings 

Rank   University   Location 
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3 Stanford University United States
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
5 Harvard University United States
6 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
7 Imperial College London United Kingdom
8 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
9 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland
10 University of Chicago United States
11 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
12 Peking University Mainland China
13 University of Pennsylvania United States
14 Tsinghua University Mainland China
15 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
16 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland
17 Princeton University United States
18 Yale University United States
19 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Singapore
20 Cornell University United States
21 University of Hong Kong (UKU) Hong Kong SAR
22 Columbia University United States
23 University of Tokyo Japan
24 Johns Hopkins University United States
25 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor United States
26 Universite PSL France
27 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
28 University of Manchester United Kingdom
29 Seoul National University South Korea
30 Australian National University Australia
31 McGill University Canada
32 Northwestern University United States
33 University of Melbourne Australia
34 Fudan University Mainland China
35 University of Toronto Canada
36 Kyoto University Japan
37 King’s College London United Kingdom
38 Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong SAR
39 New York University (NYU) United States
40 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Hong Kong SAR
41 University of Sydney Australia
42 KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology South Korea
43 Zhejiang University Mainland China
44 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
45 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) Australia
46 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Mainland China
47 University of British Columbia Canada
48 Institut Polytechnique de Paris France
49 Technical University of Munich Germany
50 Duke University United States
51 University of Queensland Australia
52 Carnegie Mellon University United States
53 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) United States
54 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR
55 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
56 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
57 Monash University Australia
58 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
59 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
60 Sorbonne University France
61 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
62 University of Bristol United Kingdom
63 Brown University United States
64 University of Warwick United Kingdom
65 Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg Germany
66 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong SAR
67 Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Argentina
68 Osaka University Japan
69 Universit Paris-Saclay France
70 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
71 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) South Korea
72 University of Texas at Austin United States
73 Yonsei University South Korea
74 Korea University South Korea
75 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia
76 KU Leuven Belgium
77 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan
78 University of Southampton United Kingdom
79 Tohoku University Japan
80 University of Washington United States
81 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
82 University of Copenhagen Denmark
83 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
84 University of Zurich Switzerland
85 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
86 University of Leeds United Kingdom
87 University of Auckland New Zealand
88 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
89 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
90 University of Western Australia Australia
91 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
92 Durham University United Kingdom
93 Pennsylvania State University United States
94 University of Science and Technology of China Mainland China
95 Lund University Sweden
96 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
97 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
98 Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Ireland
99 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) South Korea
100 Rice University United States

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