CWUR World 2014 Rankings

Most students looking for a university to commence higher education will tell you that beyond seeking the advice of friends and family, the most essential port of call is a ranking system. These systems also create a sense of competitiveness between universities across the globe, as they each strive to deliver a better higher education. The Centre for World University rankings filters particulars to provide a comprehensively detailed list, making the process of landing a new university far easier for prospective students.

Rankingsort descending Institution Country Previous ranking
1
Harvard University
United States
1
5.9%
2
Stanford University
United States
2
5.1%
3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States
4
7.7%
4
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
5
21.9%
5
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
3
20.5%
6
Columbia University
United States
6
6.9%
7
University of California, Berkeley
United States
7
17%
8
University of Chicago
United States
9
8.4%
9
Princeton University
United States
8
7.4%
10
Yale University
United States
10
6.3%
11
Cornell University
United States
13
14%
12
California Institute of Technology
United States
11
8%
13
University of Tokyo
Japan
14
24.8%
14
University of Pennsylvania
United States
12
10%
15
University of California, Los Angeles
United States
16
18.2%
16
Kyoto University
Japan
15
17
New York University
United States
19
34%
18
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Switzerland
18
19
Johns Hopkins University
United States
17
15%
20
University of California, San Diego
United States
20
36.8%
21
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
United States
32
32.2%
22
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel
21
23
Northwestern University
United States
28
12.9%
24
Seoul National University
South Korea
40
25
University of Wisconsin–Madison
United States
23
51.1%
26
Duke University
United States
25
10.8%
27
University of California, San Francisco
United States
22
28
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
United States
24
62%
29
University of Texas at Austin
United States
26
40.2%
30
University College London
United Kingdom
30
31
University of Toronto
Canada
29
32
University of Washington - Seattle
United States
31
55%
33
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
United States
43
60.9%
34
Keio University
Japan
70
35
École normale supérieure - Paris
France
64
36
École Polytechnique
France
86
37
Rockefeller University
United States
49
38
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel
33
39
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
27
40
Waseda University
Japan
16%
41
University of Virginia
United States
71
42
McGill University
Canada
47
20.8%
43
Osaka University
Japan
35
44
Dartmouth College
United States
82
11.5%
45
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States
34
29%
46
Pennsylvania State University
United States
50
54.8%
47
Ohio State University
United States
52
55.5%
48
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
90
49
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
United States
44
44.4%
50
University of Paris-Sud
France
36
51
University of Southern California
United States
39
52
Purdue University
United States
38
60.0%
53
University of Pittsburgh
United States
69
54.5%
54
Carnegie Mellon University
United States
51
16.7%
55
Peking University
China
56
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
45
10.7%
57
University of California, Davis
United States
53
41.3%
58
Washington University in St. Louis
United States
63
59
University of Florida
United States
55
60
University of California, Santa Barbara
United States
37
36.1%
61
University of British Columbia
Canada
58
47.0%
62
University of Utah
United States
42
63
University of Colorado Boulder
United States
41
64
University of Notre Dame
United States
21.2%
65
National Taiwan University
Taiwan
66
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
United States
46
67
Boston University
United States
54
68
Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University
France
48
69
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
72
70
University of Arizona
United States
78
77.0%
71
Vanderbilt University
United States
61
72
Tohoku University
Japan
95
73
Karolinska Institute
Sweden
60
74
National University of Singapore
Singapore
87
75
University of Geneva
Switzerland
56
76
University of Maryland, College Park
United States
59
77
University of Rochester
United States
76
78
Emory University
United States
93
79
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
68
80
University of California, Irvine
United States
65
81
Brown University
United States
77
8.6%
82
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Germany
67
83
Georgia Institute of Technology
United States
100
84
Tufts University
United States
17.4%
85
University of Zurich
Switzerland
74
86
Tel Aviv University
Israel
57
87
Tsinghua University
China
88
Utrecht University
The Netherlands
84
89
Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Germany
79
90
King's College London
United Kingdom
75
91
Sapienza University of Rome
Italy
62
13%
92
Kyushu University
Japan
93
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Switzerland
83
94
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Belgium
95
University of Sydney
Australia
92
96
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Japan
97
University of Melbourne
Australia
98
University of Bonn
Germany
99
Technical University of Munich
Germany
100
Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden

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