Top 200 Universities in the World 2018

What are the most popular Universities in the world? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2018 World University Ranking of the top 200 recognized higher-education institutions in the world meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in the world based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

2018 League Table of the top 200 world Universities

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States us
2 Stanford University United States us
3 Harvard University United States us
4 University of California, Berkeley United States us
5 Cornell University United States us
6 University of Washington United States us
7 University of California, Los Angeles United States us
8 University of Michigan United States us
9 Purdue University United States us
10 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States us
11 Columbia University in the City of New York United States us
12 Penn State University United States us
13 University of Minnesota United States us
14 The University of Texas at Austin United States us
15 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States us
16 University of Southern California United States us
17 University of California, Irvine United States us
18 New York University United States us
19 University of California, San Diego United States us
20 University of Oxford United Kingdom gb
21 University of Pennsylvania United States us
22 Carnegie Mellon University United States us
23 Princeton University United States us
24 University of California, Davis United States us
25 University of Toronto Canada ca
26 University of Cambridge United Kingdom gb
27 Yale University United States us
28 University of Chicago United States us
29 The University of British Columbia Canada ca
30 University of Florida United States us
31 University of Maryland United States us
32 Arizona State University United States us
33 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China cn
34 Michigan State University United States us
35 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States us
36 University of Colorado Boulder United States us
37 Johns Hopkins University United States us
38 Northwestern University United States us
39 Texas A&M University United States us
40 Duke University United States us
41 Boston University United States us
42 The University of Arizona United States us
43 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States us
44 University of Virginia United States us
45 Georgia Institute of Technology United States us
46 Fudan University China cn
47 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico mx
48 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Switzerland ch
49 University of California, Santa Barbara United States us
50 University College London United Kingdom gb
51 Peking University China cn
52 University of Waterloo Canada ca
53 The University of Utah United States us
54 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom gb
55 The Ohio State University United States us
56 North Carolina State University United States us
57 Universidade de São Paulo Brazil br
58 The University of New South Wales Australia au
59 University of Pittsburgh United States us
60 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University United States us
61 Washington University in St. Louis United States us
62 Tufts University United States us
63 Monash University Australia au
64 Oregon State University United States us
65 Indiana University Bloomington United States us
66 The University of Melbourne Australia au
67 McGill University Canada ca
68 California Institute of Technology United States us
69 University of California, Santa Cruz United States us
70 The University of Sydney Australia au
71 National Taiwan University Taiwan tw
72 The University of Tokyo Japan jp
73 Iowa State University of Science and Technology United States us
74 University of Georgia United States us
75 Vanderbilt University United States us
76 Georgia State University United States us
77 University of Oregon United States us
78 University of Iowa United States us
79 The University of Manchester United Kingdom gb
80 University of Massachusetts Amherst United States us
81 Georgetown University United States us
82 Simon Fraser University Canada ca
83 University of Delaware United States us
84 University of Nebraska-Lincoln United States us
85 Brigham Young University United States us
86 Colorado State University United States us
87 The University of Queensland Australia au
88 University of Alberta Canada ca
89 National University of Singapore Singapore sg
90 Florida State University United States us
91 University of South Florida United States us
92 George Mason University United States us
93 University of Central Florida United States us
94 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium be
95 University of Notre Dame United States us
96 University of Houston United States us
97 University at Buffalo, State University of New York United States us
98 George Washington University United States us
99 Australian National University Australia au
100 University of Science and Technology of China China cn
101 Washington State University United States us
102 University of California, Riverside United States us
103 Dartmouth College United States us
104 University of Rochester United States us
105 Brown University United States us
106 Universität Wien Austria at
107 University of Delhi India in
108 Emory University United States us
109 The University of Nottingham United Kingdom gb
110 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong hk
111 University of California, San Francisco United States us
112 Rice University United States us
113 University of Connecticut United States us
114 Universitetet i Oslo Norway no
115 Zhejiang University China cn
116 Western University Canada ca
117 University of Kansas United States us
118 Wuhan University China cn
119 The London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom gb
120 Tsinghua University China cn
121 University of Glasgow United Kingdom gb
122 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong hk
123 University of Illinois at Chicago United States us
124 University of Calgary Canada ca
125 Kyoto University Japan jp
126 University of Kentucky United States us
127 The University of Warwick United Kingdom gb
128 Universität München Germany de
129 University of Missouri United States us
130 University of Tehran Iran ir
131 York University Canada ca
132 King Saud University Saudi Arabia sa
133 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain es
134 University of Leeds United Kingdom gb
135 Nanyang Technological University Singapore sg
136 Universitat de Barcelona Spain es
137 University of Victoria Canada ca
138 Freie Universität Berlin Germany de
139 Huazhong University of Science and Technology China cn
140 Queen’s University Canada ca
141 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville United States us
142 University of Cincinnati United States us
143 University of North Texas United States us
144 University of South Carolina United States us
145 San Diego State University United States us
146 Technische Universität München Germany de
147 The University of Adelaide Australia au
148 University of Miami United States us
149 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland ch
150 Virginia Commonwealth University United States us
151 Rochester Institute of Technology United States us
152 Nanjing University China cn
153 Helsingin yliopisto Finland fi
154 Moscow State University Russia ru
155 Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet Norway no
156 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa za
157 Università degli Studi di Bologna Italy it
158 Universiteit Gent Belgium be
159 Xiamen University China cn
160 Temple University United States us
161 Keio University Japan jp
162 Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands nl
163 Tongji University China cn
164 University of Auckland New Zealand nz
165 University of New Mexico United States us
166 Technische Universiteit Delft Netherlands nl
167 Drexel University United States us
168 Imperial College London United Kingdom gb
169 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States us
170 The University of Oklahoma United States us
171 Universidade de Lisboa Portugal pt
172 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo United States us
173 McMaster University Canada ca
174 Seoul National University Korea kr
175 Universität Heidelberg Germany de
176 King’s College London United Kingdom gb
177 University of Pretoria South Africa za
178 Københavns Universitet Denmark dk
179 Newcastle University United Kingdom gb
180 Portland State University United States us
181 University of Southampton United Kingdom gb
182 Kungliga Tekniska högskolan Sweden se
183 Universiteit van Amsterdam Netherlands nl
184 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Germany de
185 San José State University United States us
186 Universidade do Porto Portugal pt
187 Aarhus Universitet Denmark dk
188 California State University, Fullerton United States us
189 Beijing Institute of Technology China cn
190 Renmin University of China China cn
191 University of Vermont United States us
192 Anadolu Üniversitesi Turkey tr
193 Xi’an Jiaotong University China cn
194 Boston College United States us
195 Florida International University United States us
196 Queensland University of Technology Australia au
197 Univerzita Karlova Czech Republic cz
198 RMIT University Australia au
199 Louisiana State University United States us
200 Universidad de Granada Spain es