World University Rankings 2009 -Top Universities

2009 World Rank School Name Country Overall Score
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1 HARVARD University United States 100.0
2 University of CAMBRIDGE United Kingdom 99.6
3 YALE University United States 99.1
4 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom 99.0
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 (m... United States 96.1
10 California Institute of Technology (calt... 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 T... Switzerland 89.3
22 University of TOKYO Japan 88.9
23 KING'S College London United Kingdom 88.5
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 Superieure, 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 84.0
32= NORTHWESTERN University United States 83.5
32= University of California, Los Angeles (u... United States 83.5
34 University of BRISTOL United Kingdom 83.4
35 HONG KONG University of Science And Tech... Hong Kong 83.3
36= University of SYDNEY Australia 83.1
36= École Polytechnique France 83.1
36= University of MELBOURNE 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 Federal Polytechnic School of LAUSANNE Switzerland 80.6
43= TRINITY College Dublin Ireland 80.1
43= OSAKA University Japan 80.1
45 MONASH University Australia 80.0
46 The Chinese University of HONG KONG Hong Kong 79.6
47= SEOUL National University Korea, South 79.0
47= University of NEW SOUTH WALES Australia 79.0
49= University of AMSTERDAM Netherlands 78.9
49= TSINGHUA University China 78.9
51 University of COPENHAGEN Denmark 78.8
52= PEKING University China 78.4
52= NEW YORK University (nyu) United States 78.4
54 BOSTON University United States 77.8
55= TOKYO Institute of Technology Japan 76.3
55= Technical University of MUNICH Germany 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 Catholic University of LEUVEN Belgium 74.2
66 University of BIRMINGHAM United Kingdom 73.9
67= LUND University Sweden 73.7
67= London School of Economics And Political... United Kingdom 73.7
69 Kaist - Korea Advanced Institute of Scie... Korea, South 72.6
70= University of YORK United Kingdom 72.4
70= UTRECHT University Netherlands 72.4
72 University of GENEVA Switzerland 72.3
73= Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 72.0
73= WASHINGTON University In St. Louis United States 72.0
75 UPPSALA University Sweden 71.9
76= University of TEXAS At Austin United States 71.5
76= University of CALIFORNIA, San Diego United States 71.5
78 University of NORTH CAROLINA, Chapel Hil... 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 70.5
84 University of WESTERN AUSTRALIA Australia 70.3
85 DARTMOUTH College United States 70.1
86 GEORGIA Institute of Technology United States 70.0
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 Free University of BERLIN Germany 69.0
95= University of SOUTHAMPTON United Kingdom 68.9
95= NATIONAL TAIWAN University (NTU) Taiwan 68.9
97 TOHOKU University Japan 68.6
98 Ludwig Maximilian - University of MUNICH... 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= FUDAN University China 67.2
103= DURHAM University United Kingdom 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= ERASMUS University Rotterdam Netherlands 66.1
108= University of HELSINKI Finland 66.1
108= University of CALIFORNIA, Davis United States 66.1
112 University of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA United States 66.0
113 University of WATERLOO Canada 65.9
114= University of PITTSBURGH United States 65.6
114= TEL AVIV University Israel 65.6
116 MAASTRICHT University Netherlands 65.3
117 University Pierre and Marie Curie - PARI... France 65.0
118 QUEEN'S University Canada 64.7
119 CASE WESTERN RESERVE University United States 64.6
120= PENNSYLVANIA STATE University United States 64.4
120= EINDHOVEN University of Technology Netherlands 64.4
122= University of Fribourg Germany 64.0
122= University of MARYLAND, College Park United States 64.0
124 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 63.9
125 University of OTAGO New Zealand 63.8
126= Catholic University of LOUVAIN (UCL) Belgium 63.7
126= Ecole Normale Superieure de LYON France 63.7
128 University of VIRGINIA United States 63.5
129= GEORGETOWN University United States 63.4
129= OHIO STATE University United States 63.4
129= University of ABERDEEN United Kingdom 63.4
132= University of VIENNA Austria 63.0
132= TECHNION - Israel Institute of Technolog... Israel 63.0
134 POHANG University of Science And Technol... 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= University of GRONINGEN Netherlands 62.3
138= CHULALONGKORN University Thailand 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= HUMBOLDT University of Berlin Germany 60.6
146= University of CAPE TOWN South Africa 60.6
148 WASEDA University Japan 60.5
149= University of CALGARY Canada 60.4
149= Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen 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 60.1
155= WAGENINGEN University Netherlands 60.0
155= KYUSHU University Japan 60.0
155= LOMONOSOV MOSCOW State University Russia 60.0
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 59.0
162 LANCASTER University United Kingdom 58.9
163 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (I... India 58.6
164 QUEEN MARY, University of London United Kingdom 58.5
165 VU University AMSTERDAM Netherlands 58.3
166= University of SUSSEX United Kingdom 58.0
166= University of ARIZONA United States 58.0
168= NANJING University China 57.4
168= University of LAUSANNE Switzerland 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... 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 ATHENS Greece 56.8
177= University of ANTWERP Belgium 56.8
179 TEXAS A&m University United States 56.7
180 University of MALAYA (UM) Malaysia 56.5
181 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (II... India 56.4
182 RWTH AACHEN University Germany 56.3
183 RUTGERS, The State University of New Jer... United States 56.2
184 University of KARLSRUHE Germany 56.1
185 University of GOTHENBURG Sweden 55.8
186= University of Göttingen Germany 55.6
186= University of Colorado At BOULDER United States 55.6
188 University of CANTERBURY New Zealand 55.2
189 MACQUARIE University Australia 54.9
190 National Autonomous University of Mexico... Mexico 54.8
191= Free University of Brussels Belgium 54.7
191= University of READING United Kingdom 54.7
193= INDIANA University Bloomington United States 54.5
193= University of BERN Switzerland 54.5
195 The HONG KONG Polytechnic University Hong Kong 54.4
196= SIMON FRASER University Canada 53.9
196= University of LEICESTER United Kingdom 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