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Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks the world's top colleges and universities. Every year, this list shows you which universities achieved high scores in the global rankings, helping students just like you decide where they ought to study if they want to attend one of the top universities in the world.

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Universities Location 2017 2016 2015
Cambridge, MA, United States 1 1 1
Stanford, CA, United States 2 2 2
Cambridge, ENG, United Kingdom 3 4 5
Cambridge, MA, United States 4 5 3
Berkeley, CA, United States 5 3 4
Princeton, NJ, United States 6 6 6
Oxford, ENG, United Kingdom 7 7 10
New York City, NY, United States 8 9 8
Pasadena, CA, United States 9 8 7
Chicago, IL, United States 10 10 9
New Haven, CT, United States 11 11 11
Los Angeles, CA, United States 12 12 12
Seattle, WA, United States 13 15 15
Ithaca, NY, United States 14 13 13
San Diego, CA, United States 15 14 14
London, ENG, United Kingdom 16 17 18
Philadelphia, PA, United States 17 18 17
Baltimore, MD, United States 18 16 16
Zürich, Switzerland 19 92 20
Saint Louis, MO, United States 20 23 32
San Francisco, CA, United States 21 21 18
Evanston, IL, United States 22 26 27
Toronto, Canada 23 27 25
Tokyo, Japan 24 20 21
Ann Arbor, MI, United States 24 23 22
Durham, NC, United States 26 25 31
London, ENG, United Kingdom 27 22 23
Madison, WI, United States 28 28 24
New York City, NY, United States 29 29 27
Copenhagen, Denmark 30 30 35
Vancouver, Canada 31 34 40
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 32 41 47
Chapel Hill, NC, United States 33 - -
Minneapolis, MN, United States 34 - -
Kyoto, Japan 35 32 26
New York City, NY, United States 36 37 33
Urbana, IL, United States 37 30 29
Manchester, ENG, United Kingdom 38 35 41
Melbourne, Australia 39 40 44
Paris, France 40 39 36
Orsay, France 41 46 41
Heidelberg, Germany 42 47 46
Boulder, CO, United States 43 38 34
Stockholm, Sweden 44 44 48
Santa Barbara, CA, United States 45 42 38
London, ENG, United Kingdom 46 50 55
Utrecht, Netherlands 47 65 56
Beijing, China 48 58 101
Dallas, TX, United States 48 43 44
München, Germany 50 47 51
Austin, TX, United States 51 44 37
Nashville, TN, United States 52 60 53
College Park, MD, United States 53 52 43
Los Angeles, CA, United States 54 49 49
Brisbane, Australia 55 55 77
Helsinki, Finland 56 56 67
München, Germany 57 51 52
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 58 54 54
Groningen, Netherlands 59 72 75
Genève, Switzerland 60 131 107
Bristol, ENG, United Kingdom 61 57 66
Oslo, Norway 62 67 58
Uppsala, Sweden 63 60 61
Irvine, CA, United States 64 58 50
Aarhus, Denmark 65 65 73
Hamilton, Canada 66 83 96
Montréal, Canada 67 63 64
Pittsburgh, PA, United States 68 - -
Paris, France 69 87 72
Gent, Belgium 69 62 71
Rochester, NY, United States 71 86 101
Beijing, China 71 71 101
Rotterdam, Netherlands 73 101 151
Houston, TX, United States 74 72 84
Stockholm, Sweden 74 81 77
Lausanne, Switzerland 76 - -
West Lafayette, IN, United States 77 63 61
Notting Hill, Australia 78 79 101
New Brunswick, NJ, United States 79 96 64
Boston, MA, United States 80 75 73
Pittsburgh, PA, United States 80 68 61
Columbus, OH, United States 80 79 67
Sydney, Australia 83 82 101
Nagoya, Japan 84 72 77
Atlanta, GA, United States 85 93 101
University Park, PA, United States 85 77 60
Davis, CA, United States 85 75 57
Leiden, Netherlands 88 93 82
Gainesville, FL, United States 88 90 83
Leuven, Belgium 90 93 90
Singapore, Singapore 91 83 101
South Perth, Australia 91 96 87
Moscow, Russia 93 87 86
Haifa, Israel 93 69 77
Göttingen, Germany 95 101 101
Basel, Switzerland 95 101 87
Canberra, Australia 97 77 77
Santa Cruz, CA, United States 98 83 93
Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom 99 101 151
Tucson, AZ, United States 99 101 90
Marseille, France 101 - -
Tempe Junction, AZ, United States 101 101 93
Houston, TX, United States 101 - -
Providence, RI, United States 101 90 75
Cleveland, OH, United States 101 101 101
Atlanta, GA, United States 101 101 101
Shanghai, China 101 101 151
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 101 101 101
Manhattan, NY, United States 101 101 101
Bloomington, IN, United States 101 101 101
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 101 101 151
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 101 101 151
Lund, Sweden 101 101 101
East Lansing, MI, United States 101 101 99
Singapore, Singapore 101 101 151
Gjøvik, Norway 101 101 101
Osaka-shi, Japan 101 96 85
Paris, France 101 101 101
Nijmegen, Netherlands 101 - -
Nijmegen, Netherlands 101 - -
Seoul, South Korea 101 101 101
Shanghai, China 101 101 101
College Station, TX, United States 101 101 100
Jerusalem, Israel 101 87 67
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 101 101 151
Houston, TX, United States 101 96 101
Sendai-shi, Japan 101 101 101
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 101 151 151
Adelaide, Australia 101 101 151
Edmonton, Canada 101 101 101
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 101 101
Bern, Switzerland 101 101 151
Birmingham, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Bonn, Germany 101 101 97
Freiburg, Germany 101 101 101
Glasgow, SCT, United Kingdom 101 151 101
Leeds, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Liverpool, ENG, United Kingdom 101 - -
Sydney, Australia 101 101 101
Nottingham, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Rochester, NY, United States 101 101 101
Hefei, China 101 - -
Sheffield, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Southampton, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Strasbourg, France 101 - -
Salt Lake City, UT, United States 101 100 93
Coventry, ENG, United Kingdom 101 151 92
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 - -
Wageningen, Netherlands 101 101 101
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101 101 101
Hangzhou, China 101 101 101
Taichung, Taiwan 151 151 301
Sydney, Australia 151 201 201
Delft, Netherlands 151 151 201
Erlangen, Germany 151 151 201
Harbin, China 151 151 201
Sapporo, Japan 151 151 151
Brussels, Belgium 151 - -
London, ENG, United Kingdom 151 151 101
Sydney, Australia 151 201 201
Taipei, Taiwan 151 151 151
Corvallis, OR, United States 151 151 151
Paris, France 151 151 151
London, ENG, United Kingdom 151 151 151
Roma, Italy 151 151 151
Chengdu, China 151 201 301
Guangzhou, China 151 - -
Copenhagen, Denmark 151 151 101
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 151 151 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151 201 151
Exeter, ENG, United Kingdom 151 151 151
Iowa City, IA, United States 151 151 151
Tokyo, Japan 151 201 151
Dublin, Ireland 151 151 151
Dresden, Germany 151 151 201
Medford, MA, United States 151 101 101
Münster, Germany 151 - -
Grenoble, France 151 - -
Bordeaux, France 151 151 201
Calgary, Canada 151 201 201
Riverside, CA, United States 151 151 101
Newark, DE, United States 151 151 151
Göteborg, Sweden 151 151 151
Hamburg, Germany 151 201 151
Innsbruck, Austria 151 151 201
Kiel, Germany 151 151 151
Lausanne, Switzerland 151 201 201
Leipzig, Germany 151 151 201
Lisbon, Portugal 151 151 201
Amherst Center, MA, United States 151 151 101
Worcester, MA, United States 151 151 101
South Miami, FL, United States 151 151 151
Montréal, Canada 151 151 101
Lincoln, NE, United States 151 201 201
Ottawa, Canada 151 201 201
Padua, Italy 151 151 151
São Paulo, Brazil 151 301 301
Tübingen, Germany 151 151 151
Vienna, Austria 151 151 151
Charlottesville, VA, United States 151 151 101
Würzburg, Germany 151 151 151
Aalborg, Denmark 201 201 301
Beijing, China 201 201 201
Göteborg, Sweden 201 201 301
Prague, Czech Republic 201 201 201
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 201 201
Fort Collins, CO, United States 201 201 201
Hanover, NH, United States 201 201 201
Geelong, Australia 201 201 301
Philadelphia, PA, United States 201 201 301
Durham, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Lyon, France 201 301 201
Tallahassee, FL, United States 201 201 201
Jena, Germany 201 301 401
Fairfax, VA, United States 201 201 151
Washington, D. C., DC, United States 201 301 301
Seoul, South Korea 201 301 301
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 201 201
Wuhan, China 201 201 201
Ames, IA, United States 201 201 151
Mainz, Germany 201 201 201
Karlsruhe, Germany 201 201 201
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 201 201 301
Daejeon, South Korea 201 201 201
Seoul, South Korea 201 - -
Stockholm, Sweden 201 201 201
Fukuoka, Japan 201 201 201
Linköping, Sweden 201 301 301
London, ENG, United Kingdom 201 151 301
Maastricht, Netherlands 201 201 201
Charleston, SC, United States 201 201 401
Vienna, Austria 201 201 201
Nanjing, China 201 401 401
Mexico City, Mexico 201 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG, United Kingdom 201 301 201
Raleigh, NC, United States 201 201 151
Boston, MA, United States 201 201 201
Portland, OR, United States 201 151 151
Milano, Italy 201 201 201
Barcelona, Spain 201 301 201
Kingston, Canada 201 201 201
Brisbane, Australia 201 201 401
Bochum, Germany 201 201 301
Aachen, Germany 201 201 201
Taipei, Taiwan 201 201 401
Guangzhou, China 201 201 301
Nanjing, China 201 201 301
Stony Brook, NY, United States 201 201 201
Seoul, South Korea 201 151 201
Uppsala, Sweden 201 201 201
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 - -
Birmingham, AL, United States 201 201 201
Athens, GA, United States 201 - -
Milano, Italy 201 201 151
San Antonio, TX, United States 201 301 301
Toulouse, France 201 201 201
Nancy, France 201 - -
Lyon, France 201 201 201
Buffalo, NY, United States 201 - -
Aberdeen, SCT, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Antwerpen, Belgium 201 201 301
Auckland, New Zealand 201 151 201
Barcelona, Spain 201 151 151
Belgrade, Serbia 201 201 301
Bergen, Norway 201 201 201
Bologna, Italy 201 201 201
Buenos Aires, Argentina 201 151 151
Köln, Germany 201 201 151
Dundee, SCT, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Chengdu, China 201 301 151
Granada, Spain 201 201 301
Honolulu, HI, United States 201 151 151
Houston, TX, United States 201 201 201
Chicago, IL, United States 201 201 151
Lawrence, KS, United States 201 201 201
Baltimore Highlands, MD, United States 201 301 401
Columbia, MO, United States 201 201 301
South Bend, IN, United States 201 201 201
Eugene, OR, United States 201 301 301
Pisa, Italy 201 201 151
Reading, ENG, United Kingdom 201 301 301
University, FL, United States 201 201 201
Brighton, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 151
Hobart, Australia 201 201 301
Knoxville, TN, United States 201 301 151
Richardson, TX, United States 201 - -
Johannesburg, South Africa 201 201 201
Turin, Italy 201 201 151
Tsukuba, Japan 201 201 201
Ulm, Germany 201 201 301
Waterloo, Canada 201 201 201
London, Canada 201 - -
Wollongong, Australia 201 301 201
York, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Richmond, VA, United States 201 201 151
Brussels, Belgium 201 201 201
Wuhan, China 201 401 301
Xi'an, China 201 151 201
New York City, NY, United States 201 201 201
Seoul, South Korea 201 201 201
Barcelona, Spain 301 301 201
Madrid, Spain 301 201 201
Beijing, China 301 301 301
Newton, MA, United States 301 301 401
Waltham, MA, United States 301 201 201
Provo, UT, United States 301 401 301
Beijing, China 301 401 401
Changsha, China 301 301 301
Taoyuan City, Taiwan 301 301 401
Chiba, Japan 301 301 301
Wuhan, China 301 301 -
Halifax, Canada 301 301 201
Dalian, China 301 301 301
Shangyu, China 301 301 401
Eindhoven, Netherlands 301 201 301
Paris, France 301 301 301
Washington, D. C., DC, United States 301 301 201
Southport, Australia 301 301 301
Hannover, Germany 301 - -
Düsseldorf, Germany 301 - -
Hiroshima, Japan 301 - 401
Changde, China 301 - -
Bangalore, India 301 301 301
Indianapolis, IN, United States 301 201 201
Townsville, Australia 301 201 301
Jilin City, China 301 201 201
Tokyo, Japan 301 301 301
Melbourne, Australia 301 301 -
Lancaster, ENG, United Kingdom 301 - 301
Lanzhou, China 301 301 301
Ottawa, Canada 301 - -
Baton Rouge, LA, United States 301 301 201
Halle, Germany 301 301 401
Tianjin, China 301 301 301
Athens, Greece 301 301 301
Tainan, Taiwan 301 401 301
Hsinchu, Taiwan 301 401 301
Hsinchu, Taiwan 301 301 201
Galway, Ireland 301 301 -
Qinzhou, China 301 401 -
Okayama, Japan 301 301 401
Namyangju, South Korea 301 201 301
Belfast, NIR, United Kingdom 301 301 301
Saint Louis, MO, United States 301 401 401
Saint Petersburg, Russia 301 301 301
Jinan, China 301 301 301
Melbourne, Australia 301 401 301
Philadelphia, PA, United States 301 301 301
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 301 301 301
São Paulo, Brazil 301 - -
Albuquerque, NM, United States 301 201 201
Houston, TX, United States 301 - -
Burlington, VT, United States 301 301 301
Tianjin, China 301 - -
Shanghai, China 301 301 301
Roma, Italy 301 401 401
Umeå, Sweden 301 301 301
Madrid, Spain 301 301 201
Toulouse, France 301 - -
Dublin, Ireland 301 301 301
Cape Town, South Africa 301 201 201
Orlando, FL, United States 301 401 301
Santiago, Chile 301 301 301
Cincinnati, OH, United States 301 201 201
Denver, CO, United States 301 301 301
Storrs, CT, United States 301 301 301
Norwich, ENG, United Kingdom 301 201 201
Joensuu, Finland 301 301 401
Florence, Italy 301 201 201
Guelph, Canada 301 301 201
Lexington, KY, United States 301 301 201
Leicester, ENG, United Kingdom 301 201 201
Liège, Belgium 301 301 201
Winnipeg, Canada 301 401 301
Milano, Italy 301 301 401
Naples, Italy 301 301 301
Newcastle, Australia 301 301 -
Denton, TX, United States 301 301 -
Dunedin, New Zealand 301 301 201
Pavia, Italy 301 301 401
Porto, Portugal 301 301 301
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 301 301 401
Saskatoon, Canada 301 401 301
Columbia, SC, United States 301 301 201
Odense, Denmark 301 301 201
St Andrews, SCT, United Kingdom 301 301 301
Stuttgart, Germany 301 401 201
Guildford, ENG, United Kingdom 301 401 401
Tartu, Estonia 301 401 -
Sydney, Australia 301 301 301
Tehran, Iran 301 301 -
Enschede, Netherlands 301 - -
Victoria, Canada 301 201 201
Warsaw, Poland 301 401 301
Paris, France 301 - -
Wellington, New Zealand 301 301 -
Blacksburg, VA, United States 301 301 201
Detroit, MI, United States 301 301 301
Sydney, Australia 301 301 -
Xiamen, China 301 201 301
Helsinki, Finland 401 401 401
Azadshahr, Iran 401 401 -
Thessaloníki, Greece 401 401 401
Bangor, WLS, United Kingdom 401 401 -
Ramat Gan, Israel 401 - 401
Beersheba, Israel 401 401 401
Bielefeld, Germany 401 401 401
London Borough of Harrow, ENG, United Kingdom 401 401 401
Cairo, Egypt 401 401 401
Beijing, China 401 301 301
Bangkok, Thailand 401 - -
Montreal West, Canada 401 - -
Darmstadt, Germany 401 401 401
Shanghai, China 401 - -
Palaiseau, France 401 301 -
Seoul, South Korea 401 401 401
Belo Oriente, Brazil 401 301 401
Rio Grande, Brazil 401 401 401
Adelaide, Australia 401 301 301
University Park, FL, United States 401 401 401
Jinju, South Korea 401 - -
Harbin, China 401 - -
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 401 - -
Wuhan, China 401 - -
Istanbul, Turkey 401 401 401
Kraków, Poland 401 401 301
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 401 401 -
Kent, OH, United States 401 - -
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 401 301 401
Kobe, Japan 401 401 301
Seoul, South Korea 401 301 301
Daegu, South Korea 401 - 401
Hannover, Germany 401 401 401
Paris, France 401 401 401
Nanjing, China 401 - -
Nanjing, China 401 401 -
Nanjing, China 401 - -
Nanjing, China 401 - -
Athens, Greece 401 - -
Las Cruces, NM, United States 401 - -
Shenyang, China 401 - -
Xi'an, China 401 - -
Akademgorodok, Russia 401 401 -
Stillwater, OK, United States 401 401 401
Osaka-shi, Japan 401 401 -
Beijing, China 401 401 401
Marburg, Germany 401 301 201
Valencia, Spain 401 301 301
Santiago, Chile 401 - -
Melbourne, Australia 401 401 -
Chicago, IL, United States 401 301 401
Burnaby, Canada 401 401 201
Stellenbosch, South Africa 401 401 401
Stockholm, Sweden 401 401 401
New York City, NY, United States 401 401 301
Missoula, MT, United States 401 401 301
Durham, NH, United States 401 - 301
Galveston, TX, United States 401 401 401
Tokushima, Japan 401 - 401
Tokyo, Japan 401 401 -
Berlin, Germany 401 301 301
Ulsan, South Korea 401 - -
Campinas, Brazil 401 401 301
Aveiro, Portugal 401 401 -
Fribourg, Switzerland 401 301 -
Castellón de la Plana, Spain 401 - -
Nice, France 401 401 401
George Town, Malaysia 401 401 401
Albany, NY, United States 401 401 301
Bayreuth, Germany 401 401 401
Bremen, Germany 401 401 401
Christchurch, New Zealand 401 301 -
Coimbra, Portugal 401 401 401
Ferrara, Italy 401 401 401
Reykjavik, Iceland 401 - -
Johannesburg, South Africa 401 - -
Konstanz, Germany 401 401 401
Durban, South Africa 401 401 401
Ljubljana, Slovenia 401 401 401
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 401 401 301
Braga, Portugal 401 401 -
Norman, OK, United States 401 - 401
Oulu, Finland 401 401 301
Palermo, Italy 401 401 401
Potsdam, Germany 401 401 -
Regensburg, Germany 401 401 401
Rostock, Germany 401 401 401
Arlington, TX, United States 401 - -
Lejona, Spain 401 401 401
Trieste, Italy 401 - 401
Turku, Finland 401 401 301
Valencia, Spain 401 401 301
Laramie, WY, United States 401 401 301
Vienna, Austria 401 401 401
Milano, Italy 401 401 -
Pullman, WA, United States 401 401 301
Morgantown, WV, United States 401 - -
Wuhan, China 401 - -
Minneapolis, MN, United States - 33 30
Waco, TX, United States - 101 101
Nijmegen, Netherlands - 101 101
Münster, Germany - 101 101
Strasbourg, France - 101 87
Ensenada, Mexico - 151 201
Seoul, South Korea - 151 201
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan - 151 401
Grenoble, France - 151 151
Atlanta, GA, United States - 201 151
Toulouse, France - 201 201
Nancy, France - 201 201
Seoul, South Korea - 301 401
Hannover, Germany - 301 301
Gießen, Germany - 301 301
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) - 301 301
Richardson, TX, United States - 301 301
Barcelona, Spain - 301 401
Bath, ENG, United Kingdom - 301 401
Buffalo, NY, United States - 301 201
Québec, Canada - 301 401
Enschede, Netherlands - 301 301
Beijing, China - 401 -
Shanghai, China - 401 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 401 -
Changsha, China - 401 -
Graz, Austria - 401 401
Changchun, China - 401 -
Busan, South Korea - 401 401
Troy, NY, United States - 401 301
San Diego, CA, United States - 401 301
Pisa, Italy - 401 301
London Borough of Sutton, ENG, United Kingdom - 401 -
Lubbock, TX, United States - 401 401
Tarragona, Spain - 401 -
Versailles, France - 401 -
Fairbanks, AK, United States - 401 401
Parma, Italy - 401 401
Fisciano, Italy - 401 -
Zagreb, Croatia - 401 -
Logan, UT, United States - 401 401
Winston-Salem, NC, United States - 401 401
Tokyo, Japan - 401 -
Tehran, Iran - - 201
New Orleans, LA, United States - - 301
Essen, Germany - - 301
Auburn, AL, United States - - 401
Braunschweig, Germany - - 401
Ottawa, Canada - - 401
Clemson, SC, United States - - 401
Budapest, Hungary - - 401
Kanazawa, Japan - - 401
Manhattan, KS, United States - - 401
Nara, Japan - - 401
Tehran, Iran - - 401
Syracuse, NY, United States - - 401
Syracuse, NY, United States - - 401
Tokyo, Japan - - 401
Milano, Italy - - 401
Cork, Ireland - - 401
Little Rock, AR, United States - - 401
Fayetteville, AR, United States - - 401
Colchester, ENG, United Kingdom - - 401
Genoa, Italy - - 401
Jyväskylä, Finland - - 401
Rennes, France - - 401
Kingston, RI, United States - - 401
Sevilla, Spain - - 401
Szeged, Hungary - - 401
Zaragoza, Spain - - 401

How Academic Ranking of World Universities are Made?

The full ranking is available on Academic Ranking of World Universities .

Academic Ranking of World Universities offered by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community. ARWU also considers the number of published articles from international universities and the performance of the universities analysed.