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Top 400 World’s Best Universities in 2010

Rank Universities Overall Score
1 Harvard University, United States 100
2 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 99.6
3 Yale University, United States 99.1
4 UCL (University College London), United Kingdom 99
5 Imperial College London, United Kingdom 97.8
5 University of Oxford, United Kingdom 97.8
7 University of Chicago, United States 96.8
8 Princeton University, United States 96.6
9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States 96.1
10 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States 95.9
11 Columbia University, United States 95.6
12 University of Pennsylvania, United States 94.2
13 Johns Hopkins University, United States 94.1
14 Duke University, United States 92.9
15 Cornell University, United States 92.5
16 Stanford University, United States 92.2
17 Australian National University, Australia 90.5
18 McGill University, Canada 90.4
19 University of Michigan, United States 89.9
20 University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 89.3
20 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Switzerland 89.3
22 University of Tokyo, Japan 88.9
23 King’s College London, United Kingdom 88.4
24 University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 87.5
25 Kyoto University, Japan 87.1
26 University of Manchester, United Kingdom 85.7
27 Carnegie Mellon University, United States 85.6
28 Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France 85.4
29 University of Toronto, Canada 85.3
30 National University of , Singapore (NUS), Singapore 84.3
31 Brown University, United States 83.9
32 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States 83.5
32 Northwestern University, United States 83.5
34 University of Bristol, United Kingdom 83.4
35 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 83.3
36 École Polytechnique, France 83.1
36 University of Melbourne, Australia 83.1
36 University of Sydney, Australia 83.1
39 University of California, Berkeley, United States 82.7
40 University of British Columbia, Canada 81.2
41 University of Queensland, Australia 80.7
42 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland 80.6
43 Osaka University, Japan 80.1
43 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 80.1
45 Monash University, Australia 80
46 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 79.6
47 University of New South Wales, Australia 79
47 Seoul National University, Korea, South 79
49 University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 78.9
49 Tsinghua University, China 78.9
51 University of Copenhagen, Denmark 78.8
52 New York University (NYU), United States 78.4
52 Peking University, China 78.4
54 Boston University, United States 77.8
55 Technische Universität München, Germany 76.3
55 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 76.3
57 Heidelberg University, Germany 76.2
58 University of Warwick, United Kingdom 75.7
59 University of Alberta, Canada 75.4
60 Leiden University, Netherlands 75.3
61 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 74.7
61 University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States 74.7
63 Aarhus University, Denmark 74.5
63 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States 74.5
65 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 74.2
66 University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 73.9
67 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom 73.7
67 Lund University, Sweden 73.7
69 KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea, South 72.6
70 Utrecht University, Netherlands 72.4
70 University of York, United Kingdom 72.4
72 University of Geneva, Switzerland 72.3
73 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 72
73 Washington University in St. Louis, United States 72
75 Uppsala University, Sweden 71.9
76 University of California, San Diego, United States 71.5
76 University of Texas at Austin, United States 71.5
78 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, United States 71.3
79 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom 71.2
80 University of Washington, United States 71.1
81 University of Adelaide, Australia 70.8
82 University of Sheffield, United Kingdom 70.6
83 Delft University of Technology, Netherlands 70.4
84 University of Western , Australia, Australia 70.2
85 Dartmouth College, United States 70.1
86 Georgia Institute of Technology, United States 70
87 Purdue University, United States 69.8
87 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom 69.8
89 University College Dublin, Ireland 69.7
90 Emory University, United States 69.6
91 University of Nottingham, United Kingdom 69.4
92 Nagoya University, Japan 69.2
92 University of Zurich, Switzerland 69.2
94 Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 69
95 University of Southampton, United Kingdom 68.9
95 National , Taiwan University, Taiwan 68.9
97 Tohoku University, Japan 68.6
98 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany 68.4
99 University of Leeds, United Kingdom 68.3
100 Rice University, United States 68.1
101 University of Oslo, Norway 67.7
102 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 67.3
103 Durham University, United Kingdom 67.2
103 Fudan University, China 67.2
105 University of Minnesota, United States 67.1
106 University of California, Santa Barbara, United States 66.6
107 Université de Montréal, Canada 66.2
108 University of Basel, Switzerland 66.1
108 University of California, Davis, United States 66.1
108 Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands 66.1
108 University of Helsinki, Finland 66.1
112 University of Southern California, United States 66
113 University of Waterloo, Canada 65.8
114 University of Pittsburgh, United States 65.6
114 Tel Aviv University, Israel 65.6
116 Maastricht University, Netherlands 65.3
117 Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris VI, France 65
118 Queen’s University, Canada 64.7
119 Case Western Reserve University, United States 64.6
120 Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands 64.4
120 Pennsylvania State University, United States 64.4
122 Universität Freiburg, Germany 64
122 University of Maryland, College Park, United States 64
124 City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 63.9
125 University of Otago, New Zealand 63.8
126 Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium 63.7
126 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France 63.7
128 University of Virginia, United States 63.5
129 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom 63.4
129 Georgetown University, United States 63.4
129 Ohio State University, United States 63.4
132 Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel 63
132 University of Vienna, Austria 63
134 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, South 62.9
135 Cardiff University, United Kingdom 62.8
136 University of Ghent, Belgium 62.6
137 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom 62.4
138 Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 62.3
138 University of Groningen, Netherlands 62.3
140 Vanderbilt University, United States 62.2
141 University of Rochester, United States 61.8
142 Keio University, Japan 61.6
143 McMaster University, Canada 60.9
144 University of Bath, United Kingdom 60.7
144 University of Bergen, Norway 60.7
146 University of Cape Town, South Africa 60.6
146 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany 60.6
148 Waseda University, Japan 60.5
149 University of Calgary, Canada 60.4
149 Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany 60.4
151 The University of Western Ontario, Canada 60.3
151 Yonsei University, Korea, South 60.3
153 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 60.2
154 University of Science and Technology of , China, China 60.1
155 Kyushu University, Japan 60
155 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 60
155 Wageningen University, Netherlands 60
158 Newcastle University, United Kingdom 59.6
159 Technical University of , Denmark, Denmark 59.5
160 Tufts University, United States 59.4
161 University of California, Irvine, United States 59
162 Lancaster University, United Kingdom 58.9
163 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India 58.6
164 Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom 58.5
165 VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands 58.3
166 University of Arizona, United States 58
166 University of Sussex, United Kingdom 58
168 University of Lausanne, Switzerland 57.4
168 Nanjing University, China 57.4
168 Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia 57.4
171 University of Barcelona, Spain 57.2
171 Hokkaido University, Japan 57.2
173 Stony Brook University, State University of New York, United States 57.1
174 University of Bologna, Italy 56.9
174 KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 56.9
174 University of Tsukuba, Japan 56.9
177 University of Antwerp, Belgium 56.7
177 University of Athens, Greece 56.7
179 Texas A&M University, United States 56.6
180 Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysia 56.5
181 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India 56.4
182 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany 56.3
183 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, United States 56.2
184 Universität Karlsruhe, Germany 56.1
185 University of Gothenburg, Sweden 55.8
186 University of Colorado at Boulder, United States 55.6
186 Universität Göttingen, Germany 55.6
188 University of Canterbury, New Zealand 55.2
189 Macquarie University, Australia 54.9
190 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico 54.8
191 Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium 54.7
191 University of Reading, United Kingdom 54.7
193 University of Bern, Switzerland 54.5
193 Indiana University Bloomington, United States 54.5
195 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 54.4
196 University of Leicester, United Kingdom 53.9
196 Simon Fraser University, Canada 53.9
198 Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 53.8
199 University of Notre Dame, United States 53.6
200 University of Twente, Netherlands 53.5
201 University of Florida, United States 53.4
201 Universitas , Indonesia, Indonesia 53.4
201 Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom 53.4
204 Sciences Po Paris, France 53.2
205 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 53.1
206 Universität Stuttgart, Germany 52.9
207 University College Cork, Ireland 52.7
207 University of São Paulo, Brazil 52.7
209 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States 52.5
210 Helsinki University of Technology TKK, Finland 52.4
211 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain 52.1
211 Technische Universität Berlin, Germany 52.1
211 Korea University, Korea, South 52.1
214 Dalhousie University, Canada 52
215 University of Dundee, United Kingdom 51.9
215 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain 51.9
215 Stockholm University, Sweden 51.9
218 Kobe University, Japan 51.7
218 Université Paris-Sud Paris XI, France 51.7
220 Mahidol University, Thailand 51.3
220 Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands 51.3
222 Michigan State University, United States 51.2
223 RMIT University, Australia 51.1
223 National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan 51.1
225 University of Iowa, United States 50.8
226 University of Ottawa, Canada 50.6
227 Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium 50.2
228 Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV), France 50.1
229 Charles University, Czech Republic 49.9
229 Loughborough University, United Kingdom 49.9
229 Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 49.9
232 University of Technology, Sydney, Australia 49.7
233 Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany 49.6
234 Brandeis University, United States 49.5
234 Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines 49.5
234 SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom 49.5
237 University of Bonn, Germany 49.4
237 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), India 49.4
237 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States 49.4
237 Wake Forest University, United States 49.4
241 La Trobe University, Australia 49.3
241 University of Victoria, Canada 49.3
243 National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland 49.1
244 Curtin University of Technology, Australia 49
244 University of Miami, United States 49
244 Queensland University of Technology, Australia 49
247 King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 48.9
247 Zhejiang University, China 48.9
249 University of Surrey, United Kingdom 48.8
250 Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia 48.6
251 University of Wollongong, Australia 48.2
252 University of California, Santa Cruz, United States 47.8
252 University Complutense Madrid, Spain 47.8
254 Flinders University, Australia 47.6
254 Universite de Strasbourg, France 47.6
254 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom 47.6
257 Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden 47.5
258 Laval University, Canada 47.4
259 Hiroshima University, Japan 47.3
259 Universität Mannheim, Germany 47.3
259 University of Utah, United States 47.3
262 George Washington University, United States 47
262 University of the , Philippines, Philippines 47
264 University of Turku, Finland 46.8
264 Vienna University of Technology, Austria 46.8
266 University of Exeter, United Kingdom 46.6
266 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 46.6
266 University of Newcastle, Australia 46.6
269 North Carolina State University, United States 46.5
270 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 46.4
271 École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées ENPC, France 46.3
272 Universität Hamburg, Germany 46.2
273 École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines (ENS LSH), France 46.1
273 University of Essex, United Kingdom 46.1
273 University of Hawaii, United States 46.1
273 York University, Canada 46.1
277 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile 45.9
277 Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, France 45.9
279 Dublin City University, Ireland 45.8
279 Universität Ulm, Germany 45.8
281 National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan 45.7
281 Technische Universität Dresden, Germany 45.7
281 Université Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble I, France 45.7
284 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India 45.6
285 University of California, Riverside, United States 45.4
286 Politecnico di Milano, Italy 45.1
287 Aston University, United Kingdom 45
288 University of Cincinnati, United States 44.8
288 Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany 44.8
288 University Montpellier 2 – Sciences and Techniques, France 44.8
291 University of Delhi, India 44.5
291 Griffith University, Australia 44.5
291 University of Liege, Belgium 44.5
291 Universiti Kebangsaan , Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia 44.5
295 University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil 44.4
295 University of South , Australia, Australia 44.4
295 Tulane University, United States 44.4
298 University of Buenos Aires, Argentina 44.3
299 Massey University, New Zealand 44
300 University of Southern , Denmark, Denmark 43.9
301 Universität Köln (Cologne), Germany 43.8
302 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom 43.7
302 Jagiellonian University, Poland 43.7
302 University of Tromso, Norway 43.7
305 Austral University, Argentina 43.4
306 National Yang Ming University, Taiwan 43.3
307 Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong 43.1
307 Chiba University, Japan 43.1
309 Arizona State University, United States 43
309 Universität Würzburg, Germany 43
311 Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), United States 42.9
312 Novosibirsk State University, Russia 42.8
312 University of Padua, Italy 42.8
314 Universiti Sains , Malaysia (USM), Malaysia 42.6
314 University of Waikato, New Zealand 42.6
316 Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom 42.5
317 Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany 42.4
318 Brunel University, United Kingdom 42.2
318 Umeå University, Sweden 42.2
320 Universiti Teknologi , Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia 42
321 University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa 41.8
322 University of Pisa, Italy 41.7
323 Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 41.6
324 Universität Düsseldorf, Germany 41.5
324 Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain 41.5
326 Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland 41.4
326 University of Tasmania, Australia 41.4
328 Kuopio University, Finland 41.3
328 Universität Leipzig, Germany 41.3
330 Iowa State University, United States 41.2
331 Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany 40.9
331 University of Oulu, Finland 40.9
333 University of Lille 1, France 40.8
334 Université Paris VII Denis Diderot, France 40.7
335 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP), India 40.5
336 Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria 40.4
337 University of Alabama, United States 40.2
337 University of St Gallen (HSG), Switzerland 40.2
339 University of Connecticut, United States 40.1
339 Hanyang University, Korea, South 40.1
339 Tecnologico de Monterrey at Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico 40.1
342 Universität Bielefeld, Germany 40
343 Boston College, United States 39.9
343 Universidad de , Chile, Chile 39.9
345 Universiti Putra , Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia 39.8
346 Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany 39.6
346 Howard University, United States 39.6
346 Universität Konstanz, Germany 39.6
349 Warsaw University, Poland 39.3
350 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 39.2
351 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 39.1
351 Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia 39.1
351 National , Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 39.1
354 Universität Marburg, Germany 38.9
355 Deakin University, Australia 38.7
355 James Cook University, Australia 38.7
357 Universität des Saarlandes, Germany 38.5
357 Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea, South 38.5
357 Swansea University, United Kingdom 38.5
360 Bilkent University, Turkey 38.4
361 Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 38.3
361 Universität Innsbruck, Austria 38.3
363 Colorado State University, United States 38.2
364 Hitotsubashi University, Japan 38.1
364 Université Paris V Descartes, France 38.1
366 University of Coimbra, Portugal 37.9
366 Washington State University, United States 37.9
368 University of Georgia, United States 37.8
368 Showa University, Japan 37.8
368 University of Tehran, Iran 37.8
371 Florida State University, United States 37.7
371 Pusan National University, Korea, South 37.7
371 University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France 37.7
374 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom 37.5
374 Kyung Hee University, Korea, South 37.5
374 United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates 37.5
377 University of Florence, Italy 37.4
377 Yokohama National University, Japan 37.4
379 Sogang University, Korea, South 37.3
380 University of Tennessee, United States 37.1
381 University of Navarra, Spain 37
381 City University of New York, United States 37
383 University of Bradford, United Kingdom 36.9
383 University of New , Mexico, United States 36.9
383 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 36.9
386 Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom 36.8
386 Universität Bayreuth, Germany 36.8
386 Carleton University, Canada 36.8
389 National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan 36.7
389 University of Manitoba, Canada 36.7
389 Yeshiva University, United States 36.7
392 Illinois Institute of Technology, United States 36.6
392 Nagasaki University, Japan 36.6
394 Bangor University, United Kingdom 36.5
394 Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic 36.5
394 Université du Québec, Canada 36.5
397 Drexel University, United States 36.2
397 Ewha Womans University, Korea, South 36.2
399 Universität Bremen, Germany 35.8
399 Osaka City University, Japan 35.8

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