Top 10 universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings 2023

Jun 9, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

World Rank: 1 | Overall score: 100 | Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT has played a key role in development of modern science, engineering, mathematics and technology. MIT with a perfect score of 100 tops the chart again this year.

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University of Cambridge

World Rank: 2 | Overall score: 98.8 | It is not only known for its academics, but also for its libraries which consist of 15 million books. More than 98 Nobel laureates and 15 prime ministers have graduated from this university.

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Stanford University

World Rank: 3 | Overall score: 98.5 |Nicknamed ‘Billionaire Factory’, the founders of Google, Yahoo, HP, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat are all Stanford alumnus.

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University of Oxford

World Rank: 4| Overall score: 98.4 | It is one of the oldest English speaking universities in the world. Although the university has four academic divisions, its particular strength is science and medicine.

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Harvard University

World Rank: 5 | Overall score: 97.6 | Ranked amongst the most prestigious universities in the world – 8 US presidents, several state heads, 108 Olympic medal winners have graduated from this university.

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California Institute of of Technology (Caltech)

World Rank: 6 | Overall score: 97 | It is renowned for its prowess in science and engineering and is associated with NASA. It preserves, translates and publishes papers of Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of all time.

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Imperial College London

World Rank: 7 | Overall score: 97 | It focuses extensively on science, medicine, technology, and business. 6 out of 10 of its students are from more than 140 countries.

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World Rank: 8 | Overall score: 95 | UCL is one of the first universities to admit students regardless of their religion. Mahatma Gandhi, former PM of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta are some famous alumni of the university.

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ETH Zurich — Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

World Rank: 9 | Overall score: 93.6 | Located in Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, it attracts numerous international students with its low tuition fees. PhD and graduate salaries are amongst the world’s highest in this university.

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University of Chicago

World Rank: 10 | Overall score: 93.2 | University of Chicago is not only known for its research and development in the fields of science and technology, but is also known for its media and film departments.

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The ranking is given by QS World University Rankings 2023...

...on the basis of various factors ranging from academic reputation to the number of international students enrolled.

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