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Best Global Universities Rankings

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These institutions from the U.S. and nearly 60 other countries have been ranked based on 12 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries' borders and to compare key aspects of schools' research missions. These are the world's top 750 universities.

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Global Score
#1

Harvard University

United States Cambridge, MA
94.3
Global Score
#2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States Cambridge, MA
92.2
Global Score
#3

University of California--Berkeley

United States Berkeley, CA
89
Global Score
#4

Stanford University

United States Stanford, CA
86.7
Global Score
#5

University of Oxford

United Kingdom Oxford
86.2
Global Score
#6

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom Cambridge
85.1
Global Score
#7

California Institute of Technology

United States Pasadena, CA
84.5
Global Score
#8

University of California--Los Angeles

United States Los Angeles, CA
83.3
Global Score
#9

Columbia University

United States New York, NY
82.9
Global Score
#10

University of Chicago

United States Chicago, IL