Top 10 Universities In The World

U.S. News & World Report published its eighth annual list of the top 10 universities in the world on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

The 2022 ranking evaluates 1,750 universities from over 90 countries on 13 key criteria, including research repute, faculty publications, and international engagement.

“These rankings distinguish themselves from our previous education rankings by placing a premium on academic research,” says Robert Morse, chief data strategist at US News.

“The Best Global Universities ranking includes an overall ranking of over 1,700 universities, as well as topic rankings for an additional 255 schools, for a total of 2,005 schools, offering additional information to prospective students interested in schools with a strong research focus.”

As in past years, American colleges dominated the ranking, capturing eight of the top ten slots — which remained mostly constant from the previous year with the exception of the University of Washington in Seattle and Cambridge University, which each rose one point. The California Institute of Technology dropped two positions.

However, the rating sheds light on the world’s best universities. The University of Cape Town was elected Africa’s best university, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, was named Asia’s best institution, The University of Melbourne was named Australia’s best institution, and Universidade de S. Paulo was awarded Latin America’s best institution.

According to US News, the top 10 universities in the world for 2022 are as follows:

1. Harvard University

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Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts — United States

Highlight: Top-ranked university in many categories including biology & biochemistry and economics & business.

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts — United States

Highlight: MIT was ranked the best university for mathematics in the world.

3. Stanford University

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A general view of the campus of Stanford University including Hoover Tower and buildings of the Main Quadrangle.

Location: Stanford, California — United States

Highlight: U.S. News identified Stanford as having the best chemistry program in the world.

4. University of California, Berkeley

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A general view of the University of California Berkeley campus including Sather Tower. The Haas School of Business is visible in the foreground and the San Francisco Bay in the background.

Location: Berkeley, California — United States

Highlight: This year, UC Berkeley was recognized for having the second-best chemistry program.

5. University of Oxford

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The U.K. is home to three of the world’s top 10 universities, according to Times Higher Education, including Oxford University.

Location: Oxford, England — United Kingdom 

Highlight: Oxford was found to have the best arts & humanities program, worldwide.

6. Columbia University

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Columbia University

Location: New York City, New York — United States

Highlight: Columbia University was recognized by U.S. News for being among the best places to study cardiovascular systems.

7. University of Washington, Seattle

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University of Washington

Location: Seattle, Washington — United States

Highlight: The University of Washington, Seattle was found to have one of the world’s best clinical medicine programs.

8. University of Cambridge

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Students walk through Cambridge University in Cambridge, east of England.

Location: Cambridge, England — United Kingdom

Highlight: Cambridge’s faculty has included some of history’s most famous mathematicians. This year, the university earned fifth place for its mathematics program.

9. California Institute of Technology (tied with John Hopkins University)

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California Institute of Technology

Location: Pasadena, California — United States

Highlight: Home to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CalTech was identified as the top-ranked university in space science.

9. Johns Hopkins University (tied with CalTech above)

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Johns Hopkins University

Location: Baltimore, Maryland — United States

Highlight: Known for its medical research, Johns Hopkins was found to have the second-best infectious disease program, as well as the second-best surgical program, in the world.

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