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Check Out the Top 200 Universities in the World – 2021 Ranking

Check Out the Top 200 Universities in the World - 2019 Ranking

uniRank tries to answer this question of the top universities in Africa by publishing the 2021 World University Ranking of 200 recognized World higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format


Rank University Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States us
2 Harvard University United States us
3 Stanford University United States us
4 Cornell University United States us
5 University of California, Berkeley United States us
6 Johns Hopkins University United States us
7 Columbia University in the City of New York United States us
8 University of Michigan United States us
9 University of Washington United States us
10 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities United States us
11 Penn State University United States us
12 University of California, Los Angeles United States us
13 University of Pennsylvania United States us
14 University of Toronto Canada ca
15 Yale University United States us
16 Purdue University United States us
17 The University of Texas at Austin United States us
18 University of Oxford United Kingdom gb
19 New York University United States us
20 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States us
21 Carnegie Mellon University United States us
22 University of Southern California United States us
23 Princeton University United States us
24 The University of British Columbia Canada ca
25 University of Chicago United States us
26 University of Cambridge United Kingdom gb
27 Arizona State University United States us
28 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States us
29 Michigan State University United States us
30 University of California, San Diego United States us
31 University of California, Irvine United States us
32 University of Florida United States us
33 University of California, Davis United States us
34 Duke University United States us
35 Northwestern University United States us
36 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States us
37 University of Colorado Boulder United States us
38 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States us
39 The University of Arizona United States us
40 University of Maryland United States us
41 Boston University United States us
42 The University of Utah United States us
43 Texas A&M University United States us
44 University of Virginia United States us
45 The Ohio State University United States us
46 University College London United Kingdom gb
47 Simon Fraser University Canada ca
48 Georgia Institute of Technology United States us
49 McGill University Canada ca
50 Xi’an Jiaotong University China cn
51 University of Pittsburgh United States us
52 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Switzerland ch
53 Peking University China cn
54 North Carolina State University United States us
55 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom gb
56 University of Waterloo Canada ca
57 Indiana University Bloomington United States us
58 Universidade de São Paulo Brazil br
59 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico mx
60 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China cn
61 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University United States us
62 Oregon State University United States us
63 Washington University in St. Louis United States us
64 University of California, Santa Barbara United States us
65 Hunan University China cn
66 California Institute of Technology United States us
67 Florida State University United States us
68 University of Massachusetts Amherst United States us
69 Brigham Young University United States us
70 Tufts University United States us
71 University of Nebraska-Lincoln United States us
72 Georgetown University United States us
73 University of Georgia United States us
74 The University of Sydney Australia au
75 The University of Melbourne Australia au
76 Monash University Australia au
77 Universität Wien Austria at
78 Iowa State University United States us
79 Jinan University China cn
80 The University of Manchester United Kingdom gb
81 University of Rochester United States us
82 University of Iowa United States us
83 University of South Florida United States us
84 The University of New South Wales Australia au
85 George Washington University United States us
86 York University Canada ca
87 Washington State University United States us
88 Brown University United States us
89 University of Houston United States us
90 University at Buffalo, State University of New York United States us
91 University of Alberta Canada ca
92 Dartmouth College United States us
93 Vanderbilt University United States us
94 Shenzhen University China cn
95 University of Delaware United States us
96 National University of Singapore Singapore sg
97 Georgia State University United States us
98 The London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom gb
99 The University of Tokyo Japan jp
100 Queen’s University Canada ca
101 William Marsh Rice University United States us
102 University of Illinois at Chicago United States us
103 University of Glasgow United Kingdom gb
104 University of California, Riverside United States us
105 University of California, Santa Cruz United States us
106 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain es
107 Université de Strasbourg France fr
108 Universidad de Barcelona Spain es
109 Guangxi University China cn
110 Colorado State University United States us
111 Helsingin yliopisto Finland fi
112 Australian National University Australia au
113 University of Notre Dame United States us
114 University of Oregon United States us
115 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany de
116 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium be
117 University of Central Florida United States us
118 Emory University United States us
119 The University of Queensland Australia au
120 University of California, San Francisco United States us
121 University of Calgary Canada ca
122 King Saud University Saudi Arabia sa
123 University of Connecticut United States us
124 Imperial College London United Kingdom gb
125 Freie Universität Berlin Germany de
126 Moscow State University  ru
127 Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands nl
128 Universiteit van Amsterdam Netherlands nl
129 Tsinghua University China cn
130 University of New Mexico United States us
131 Syracuse University United States us
132 Université de Lorraine France fr
133 Northeastern University United States us
134 McMaster University Canada ca
135 Nanyang Technological University Singapore sg
136 University of Kansas United States us
137 Københavns Universitet Denmark dk
138 University of Victoria Canada ca
139 George Mason University United States us
140 University of Missouri United States us
141 University of Kentucky United States us
142 Université de Montréal Canada ca
143 Universitetet i Oslo Norway no
144 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong hk
145 The University of Warwick United Kingdom gb
146 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Germany de
147 Western University Canada ca
148 National Research University Higher School of Economics  ru
149 Ryerson University Canada ca
150 Anadolu Üniversitesi Turkey tr
151 National Taiwan University Taiwan tw
152 Zhejiang University China cn
153 Temple University United States us
154 Ruhr-Universität Bochum Germany de
155 University of Southampton United Kingdom gb
156 University of Leeds United Kingdom gb
157 Universidad de La Rioja Spain es
158 Université Laval Canada ca
159 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville United States us
160 Florida International University United States us
161 Kyoto University Japan jp
162 Technische Universität München Germany de
163 Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico mx
164 Drexel University United States us
165 San Diego State University United States us
166 University of Science and Technology of China China cn
167 The University of Nottingham United Kingdom gb
168 University of Liverpool United Kingdom gb
169 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland ch
170 Rochester Institute of Technology United States us
171 University of Birmingham United Kingdom gb
172 University of Miami United States us
173 Newcastle University United Kingdom gb
174 Concordia University Canada ca
175 California State University, Northridge United States us
176 The University of Alabama United States us
177 Kungliga Tekniska högskolan Sweden se
178 Universiteit Leiden Netherlands nl
179 Universität Zürich Switzerland ch
180 University of Auckland New Zealand nz
181 Universidad de Chile Chile cl
182 Université de Liège Belgium be
183 Université Clermont Auvergne France fr
184 King’s College London United Kingdom gb
185 Universidad de Valencia Spain es
186 Louisiana State University United States us
187 The University of Oklahoma United States us
188 University of Cincinnati United States us
189 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong hk
190 University of South Carolina United States us
191 Boston College United States us
192 Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom gb
193 Uppsala Universitet Sweden se
194 The University of York United Kingdom gb
195 Technische Universität Wien Austria at
196 Lunds Universitet Sweden se
197 Carleton University Canada ca
198 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany de
199 Technische Universiteit Delft Netherlands nl
200 Sun Yat-Sen University China cn
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