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2021 Best Global Universities Rankings
These institutions from the U.S. and more than 80 other countries have been ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries' borders and to compare key aspects of schools' research missions. These are the world's nearly 1,500 top universities. Read the methodology »
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SUMMARY
Here are the best global universities
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
University of California--Berkeley
University of Oxford
Columbia University
California Institute of Technology
University of Washington
University of Cambridge
Johns Hopkins University
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Harvard University
United States|Cambridge (U.S.)
#1
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
100.0
ENROLLMENT
21,261
United States|Cambridge (U.S.)
#2
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
97.9
ENROLLMENT
11,276
Stanford University
United States|Stanford
#3
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
95.3
ENROLLMENT
16,223
United States|Berkeley
#4
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
89.8
ENROLLMENT
39,918
University of Oxford
United Kingdom|Oxford
#5
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
87.0
ENROLLMENT
N/A
Columbia University
United States|New York City
#6
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
86.7
ENROLLMENT
27,384
California Institute of Technology
United States|Pasadena
#7
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
86.3
ENROLLMENT
2,238
University of Washington
United States|Seattle
#8
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
86.0
ENROLLMENT
46,258
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom|Cambridge (U.K.)
#9
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
85.8
ENROLLMENT
19,580
Johns Hopkins University
United States|Baltimore
#10
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
85.1
ENROLLMENT
16,432
Princeton University
United States|Princeton
#11
inBest Global Universities (tie)
GLOBAL SCORE
85.0
ENROLLMENT
8,091
Yale University
United States|New Haven
#11
inBest Global Universities (tie)
GLOBAL SCORE
85.0
ENROLLMENT
12,910
United States|Los Angeles
#13
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
84.3
ENROLLMENT
42,509
University of Pennsylvania
United States|Philadelphia
#14
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
84.2
ENROLLMENT
20,771
United States|San Francisco
#15
inBest Global Universities (tie)
GLOBAL SCORE
84.1
ENROLLMENT
N/A
University of Chicago
United States|Chicago
#15
inBest Global Universities (tie)
GLOBAL SCORE
84.1
ENROLLMENT
N/A
United States|Ann Arbor
#17
inBest Global Universities (tie)
GLOBAL SCORE
83.5
ENROLLMENT
43,873
University of Toronto
Canada|Toronto
#17
inBest Global Universities (tie)
GLOBAL SCORE
83.5
ENROLLMENT
74,502
University College London
United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
#19
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
83.4
ENROLLMENT
34,785
Imperial College London
United Kingdom|London (U.K.)
#20
in
Best Global Universities
GLOBAL SCORE
83.3
ENROLLMENT
17,050
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