The Ranking: Top 100 Universities in the World (2015-2016)

The Times Higher Education (THE) magazine released its rankings for 2015-2016. As usual, US universities dominated the list with California Institute of Technology taking the first position.

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University representation by country

Country Number of Universities
US 39
UK 16
Germany 9
Netherlands 7
Australia 5
Canada 4
Sweden 3
Switzerland 3
China 2
France 2
Hong Kong 2
Japan 2
Belguim 1
Finland 1
Singapore 1
South Korea 1


Here are the universities that made the list:

1. California Institute of Technology, US
2. University of Oxford, UK
3. Stanford University, US
4. University of Cambridge, UK
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
6. Harvard University, US
7. Princeton University, US
8. Imperial College London, UK
9. ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
10. University of Chicago, US
11. Johns Hopkins University, US
12. Yale University, US
13. University of California, Berkeley, US
14. University College London, UK
15. Columbia University, US
16. University of California, Los Angeles, US
17. University of Pennsylvania, US
18. Cornell University, US
19. University of Toronto, Canada
20. Duke University, US
21. University of Michigan, US
22. Carnegie Mellon University, US
23. London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
24. University of Edinburgh, UK
25. Northwestern University, US
26. National University of Singapore, Singapore
King’s College London, UK
28. Karolinska Institute, Sweden
29. LMU Munich, Germany
30. New York University US
31. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
32. University of Washington, US
33. University of Melbourne, Australia
34. University of British Columbia, Canada
35. KU Leuven, Belgium
36. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
37. Heidelberg University, Germany
38. McGill University, Canada
=39. University of California, San Diego, US
=39. University of California, Santa Barbara, US
41. Georgia Institute of Technology, US
42. Peking University, China
43. University of Tokyo, Japan
=44. University of California, Davis, US
=44. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
46. University of Texas at Austin, US
=47. Tsinghua University, China
=47. Wageningen University and Research Center, Netherlands
49. Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
50. University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
51. Brown University, US
52. Australian National University, Australia
53. Technical University of Munich, Germany
54. École Normale Supérieure, France
55. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
=56. University of Manchester, UK
=56. University of Sydney, Australia
58. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
59. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
=60. University of Queensland, Australia
=60. Washington University in St Louis, US
62. Utrecht University, Netherlands
63. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US
64. Boston University, US
=65. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
=65. University of Minnesota, US
67. Leiden University, Netherlands
68. University of Southern California, US
69. University of Bristol, UK
70. Durham University, UK
71. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
72. Free University of Berlin, Germany
73. Monash University, Australia
74. University of Groningen, Netherlands
75. Pennsylvania State University, US
=76. University of Glasgow, UK
=76. University of Helsinki, Finland
78. University of Tübingen, Germany
79. University of Pittsburgh, US
80. University of Warwick, UK
81. Uppsala University, Sweden
=82. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
84. University of Freiburg, Germany
85. Seoul National University Korea, South Korea
86. University of St Andrews, UK
87. Vanderbilt University, US
=88. Kyoto University, Japan
=88. Maastricht University, Netherlands
=90. Emory University, US
=90. Lund University, Sweden
=90. Ohio State University, US
93. University of Exeter, UK
=94. University of Bonn, Germany
=94. Georgetown University, US
=94. McMaster University, Canada
97. University of Sheffield, UK
98. Queen Mary University of London, UK
=99. University of Göttingen, Germany
=99. Michigan State University, US
=101. University of Basel, Switzerland
=101. École Polytechnique, France
=101. Rice University, US


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