World University Rankings

The consensus world university rankings reveal which are the world's top 100 universities for 2014. The consensus formula gives equal weighting to the rankings produced by 4 global ranking agencies.

The formula is quite simple.

  • For each of 4 worldwide rankings lists (QS, THE, ARWU and Webometrics), a university can score anywhere between 0 (if it is outside the top 125) and 125 (if it is ranked first).
  • The total score across the 4 rankings determines the university's consensus position.
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Consensus World University Rankings

Rank University Country QS THE ARWU Web
1 Harvard University United States 2 2 1 1
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 1 5 4 2
3 Stanford University United States 7 4 2 3
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 3 7 5 10
5 University of Oxford United Kingdom 6 2 10 11
6 Princeton University United States 10 6 7 16
7 Columbia University United States 14 13 8 5
8 University of California Berkeley United States 25 8 3 6
9 Yale University United States 8 11 11 12
10 California Institute of Technology United States 10 1 6 27
11 Cornell University United States 15 19 13 4
12 University of Pennsylvania United States 13 16 15 7
13 Johns Hopkins University United States 16 15 17 14
14 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 40 12 12 8
15 University of Michigan United States 22 18 23 20
16 University College London United Kingdom 4 21 21 49
17 Duke University United States 23 17 31 25
18 University of Toronto Canada 17 20 28 33
19 University of Chicago United States 9 9 9 81
20 University of Tokyo Japan 32 23 21 44
21 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland 12 14 20 75
22 Northwestern University United States 29 22 30 42
23 University of Wisconsin Madison United States 37 30 19 43
24 University of Washington United States 59 25 16 35
25 University of California San Diego United States 63 40 14 22
26 New York University United States 44 40 27 32
27 University of Illinois Urbana Champaign United States 56 29 25 34
28 University of Texas Austin United States 71 27 36 13
29 University of British Columbia Canada 49 31 40 30
30 Carnegie Mellon University United States 57 24 52 23
31 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 17 39 51 52
32 Imperial College London United Kingdom 5 10 24 ---
33 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill United States 54 47 43 24
34 McGill University Canada 21 35 58 70
35 Washington University Saint Louis United States 86 42 32 41
36 Kyoto University Japan 35 52 26 92
37 University of Minnesota United States 102 46 29 31
38 University of Melbourne Australia 31 34 54 107
39 Pennsylvania State University United States 107 49 54 21
40 Heidelberg University Germany 50 68 54 62
41 Australian National University Australia 27 48 66 96
42 Purdue University United States 99 62 57 19
43 University of California Santa Barbara United States --- 33 35 46
44 University of California Davis United States 85 52 47 59
45 King's College London United Kingdom 19 38 67 ---
46 University of Manchester United Kingdom 33 58 41 ---
47 National University of Singapore Singapore 24 26 --- 83
48 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 26 43 --- 65
49 Boston University United States 79 50 75 57
50 Brown University United States 47 52 67 103
51 University of Southern California United States 125 70 47 28
52 Ohio State University United States 113 59 65 38
53 University of California San Francisco United States --- --- 18 9
54 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland 19 37 --- 98
55 Tsinghua University China 48 50 --- 56
56 University of Maryland College Park United States 116 108 38 26
57 École Normale Supérieure France 28 65 71 ---
58 University of Bristol United Kingdom 30 79 64 ---
59 University of Pittsburgh United States 106 78 61 55
60 University of Colorado Boulder United States --- 97 33 45
61 Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Republic of Korea 60 56 --- 60
62 Peking University China 46 45 --- 86
63 Seoul National University Republic of Korea 35 44 --- 104
64 Technical University Munich Germany 53 87 50 123
65 Utrecht University Netherlands 81 74 52 106
66 University of California Irvine United States --- 93 45 53
67 University of Queensland Australia 43 63 85 ---
68 Georgia Institute of Technology United States 99 28 --- 73
69 Rutgers University United States --- 103 61 36
70 University of Copenhagen Denmark 45 --- 42 118
71 Karolinska Institute Sweden --- 36 44 ---
72 University of Sydney Australia 38 72 97 ---
73 Vanderbilt University United States --- 88 49 71
75 Leiden University Netherlands --- --- 71 18
74 University of Florida United States 74 67 74 ---
76 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong 34 57 --- ---
77 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom 68 32 --- ---
78 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany 65 55 --- 108
79 University of Arizona United States --- 103 78 47
80 University of Utah United States --- --- 85 17
81 University of Rochester United States --- 95 90 48
83 University of Amsterdam Netherlands 78 121 60 101
82 University of Zurich Switzerland 58 83 --- 93
84 Ecole Polytechnique France 41 70 --- ---
85 Nanyang Technological University Singapore 41 76 --- ---
86 Arizona State University United States --- --- 79 39
87 Pierre and Marie Curie University France 112 96 37 ---
88 University of Helsinki Finland 70 100 76 ---
89 Indiana University United States --- --- 85 37
90 National Taiwan University Taiwan 82 --- --- 40
91 Ghent University Belgium 122 85 85 89
92 Rice University United States --- 65 92 102
93 Michigan State University United States --- 83 92 85
94 Uppsala University Sweden 79 111 73 ---
95 KU Leuven Belgium 77 61 --- ---
96 Monash University Australia 69 91 --- 104
97 University of Geneva Switzerland 71 124 69 ---
98 Osaka University Japan 55 --- 85 ---
99 Texas A&M University United States --- --- --- 15
100 University of Basel Switzerland 110 74 83 ---
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