Check Out the Top 200 Universities in the World – 2021 Ranking (Latest)

Check Out the Top 200 Universities in the World – 2021 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  us
2 Harvard University  us
3 Stanford University  us
4 Cornell University  us
5 University of California, Berkeley  us
6 Johns Hopkins University  us
7 Columbia University in the City of New York  us
8 University of Michigan  us
9 University of Washington  us
10 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities  us
11 Penn State University  us
12 University of California, Los Angeles  us
13 University of Pennsylvania  us
14 University of Toronto  ca
15 Yale University  us
16 Purdue University  us
17 The University of Texas at Austin  us
18 University of Oxford  gb
19 New York University  us
20 University of Wisconsin-Madison  us
21 Carnegie Mellon University  us
22 University of Southern California  us
23 Princeton University  us
24 The University of British Columbia  ca
25 University of Chicago  us
26 University of Cambridge  gb
27 Arizona State University  us
28 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  us
29 Michigan State University  us
30 University of California, San Diego  us
31 University of California, Irvine  us
32 University of Florida  us
33 University of California, Davis  us
34 Duke University  us
35 Northwestern University  us
36 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  us
37 University of Colorado Boulder  us
38 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  us
39 The University of Arizona  us
40 University of Maryland  us
41 Boston University  us
42 The University of Utah  us
43 Texas A&M University  us
44 University of Virginia  us
45 The Ohio State University  us
46 University College London  gb
47 Simon Fraser University  ca
48 Georgia Institute of Technology  us
49 McGill University  ca
50 Xi’an Jiaotong University  cn
51 University of Pittsburgh  us
52 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich  ch
53 Peking University  cn
54 North Carolina State University  us
55 The University of Edinburgh  gb
56 University of Waterloo  ca
57 Indiana University Bloomington  us
58 Universidade de São Paulo  br
59 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México  mx
60 Shanghai Jiao Tong University  cn
61 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  us
62 Oregon State University  us
63 Washington University in St. Louis  us
64 University of California, Santa Barbara  us
65 Hunan University  cn
66 California Institute of Technology  us
67 Florida State University  us
68 University of Massachusetts Amherst  us
69 Brigham Young University  us
70 Tufts University  us
71 University of Nebraska-Lincoln  us
72 Georgetown University  us
73 University of Georgia  us
74 The University of Sydney  au
75 The University of Melbourne  au
76 Monash University  au
77 Universität Wien  at
78 Iowa State University  us
79 Jinan University  cn
80 The University of Manchester  gb
81 University of Rochester  us
82 University of Iowa  us
83 University of South Florida  us
84 The University of New South Wales  au
85 George Washington University  us
86 York University  ca
87 Washington State University  us
88 Brown University  us
89 University of Houston  us
90 University at Buffalo, State University of New York  us
91 University of Alberta  ca
92 Dartmouth College  us
93 Vanderbilt University  us
94 Shenzhen University  cn
95 University of Delaware  us
96 National University of Singapore  sg
97 Georgia State University  us
98 The London School of Economics and Political Science  gb
99 The University of Tokyo  jp
100 Queen’s University  ca
101 William Marsh Rice University  us
102 University of Illinois at Chicago  us
103 University of Glasgow  gb
104 University of California, Riverside  us
105 University of California, Santa Cruz  us
106 Universidad Complutense de Madrid  es
107 Université de Strasbourg  fr
108 Universidad de Barcelona  es
109 Guangxi University  cn
110 Colorado State University  us
111 Helsingin yliopisto  fi
112 Australian National University  au
113 University of Notre Dame  us
114 University of Oregon  us
115 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München  de
116 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven  be
117 University of Central Florida  us
118 Emory University  us
119 The University of Queensland  au
120 University of California, San Francisco  us
121 University of Calgary  ca
122 King Saud University  sa
123 University of Connecticut  us
124 Imperial College London  gb
125 Freie Universität Berlin  de
126 Moscow State University  ru
127 Universiteit Utrecht  nl
128 Universiteit van Amsterdam  nl
129 Tsinghua University  cn
130 University of New Mexico  us
131 Syracuse University  us
132 Université de Lorraine  fr
133 Northeastern University  us
134 McMaster University  ca
135 Nanyang Technological University  sg
136 University of Kansas  us
137 Københavns Universitet  dk
138 University of Victoria  ca
139 George Mason University  us
140 University of Missouri  us
141 University of Kentucky  us
142 Université de Montréal  ca
143 Universitetet i Oslo  no
144 The University of Hong Kong  hk
145 The University of Warwick  gb
146 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen  de
147 Western University  ca
148 National Research University Higher School of Economics  ru
149 Ryerson University  ca
150 Anadolu Üniversitesi  tr
151 National Taiwan University  tw
152 Zhejiang University  cn
153 Temple University  us
154 Ruhr-Universität Bochum  de
155 University of Southampton  gb
156 University of Leeds  gb
157 Universidad de La Rioja  es
158 Université Laval  ca
159 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville  us
160 Florida International University  us
161 Kyoto University  jp
162 Technische Universität München  de
163 Tecnológico de Monterrey  mx
164 Drexel University  us
165 San Diego State University  us
166 University of Science and Technology of China  cn
167 The University of Nottingham  gb
168 University of Liverpool  gb
169 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  ch
170 Rochester Institute of Technology  us
171 University of Birmingham  gb
172 University of Miami  us
173 Newcastle University  gb
174 Concordia University  ca
175 California State University, Northridge  us
176 The University of Alabama  us
177 Kungliga Tekniska högskolan  se
178 Universiteit Leiden  nl
179 Universität Zürich  ch
180 University of Auckland  nz
181 Universidad de Chile  cl
182 Université de Liège  be
183 Université Clermont Auvergne  fr
184 King’s College London  gb
185 Universidad de Valencia  es
186 Louisiana State University  us
187 The University of Oklahoma  us
188 University of Cincinnati  us
189 The Chinese University of Hong Kong  hk
190 University of South Carolina  us
191 Boston College  us
192 Heriot-Watt University  gb
193 Uppsala Universitet  se
194 The University of York  gb
195 Technische Universität Wien  at
196 Lunds Universitet  se
197 Carleton University  ca
198 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg  de
199 Technische Universiteit Delft  nl
200 Sun Yat-Sen University  cn
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