Top Universities for Arts and Humanities in the World 2015:
From ancient times to the present day, people around the globe have been pursuing their passions in the field of Arts and Humanities in order to attain a deeper understanding of human life and demystify its perplexities to the world by exploring subjects like literature, history and philosophy.

Countries across the World are packed with universities offering courses in Arts and Humanities, but locating the best ones is quite a challenge for those who seek to study such courses abroad.  To help them, Careers360 has compiled a list of top 100 universities for Arts and Humanities in the world, prepared with reference to the QS World University Ranking 2015. This list shows universities ranking for the three most popular subjects of Arts and Humanities discipline viz. English Language & Literature, History and Philosophy.

With as many as 40 entries overall including three in the top five, US universities have made a strong appearance in the latest QS ranking league table of the best universities for Arts and Humanities across the globe. From the UK, Oxford and Cambridge are featured among the global top five of the QS World University Rankings by subjects 2015 for disciplines - literature, history and philosophy. While the US and the UK have stolen the show by being the first and the second most appearing countries in the league tables, respectively, Australia and Canada are among other countries who boast a sufficient number of good universities for Arts and Humanities, too. 

The table below gives you the opportunity to check the rankings of the top universities for arts and humanities in the world 2015 arrived upon by QS and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

Top Universities for Arts and Humanities in the World 2015

Universities

Country

QS

 

THE

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

1

4

Harvard University

United States

2

2

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

2

6

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States

4

7

Stanford University

United States

5

1

Yale University

United States

6

11

Princeton University

United States

7

9

Columbia University

United States

8

9

New York University (NYU)

United States

9

20

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

10

12

University of Chicago

United States

11

8

The Australian National University

Australia         

12

43

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore       

13

70

The University of Sydney

Australia         

14

29

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

14

5

The University of Tokyo

Japan 

16

44

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

17

3

The University of Melbourne

Australia         

18

38

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

19

44

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

United Kingdom

20

-

The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

20

16

University of Toronto

Canada          

22

14

Kings College London

United Kingdom

23

15

Cornell University

United States

24

25

Peking University

China  

25

84

Seoul National University

South Korea

26

 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Germany        

27

21

The University of Auckland

New Zealand

28

-

University of British Columbia

Canada          

29

39

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

30

 

University of Michigan

United States

31

19

University of Pennsylvania

United States

32

13

The University of Warwick

United Kingdom

33

30

Kyoto University

Japan 

34

 

McGill University

Canada          

34

34

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

France

36

-

Duke University

United States

37

22

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Germany        

37

18

University of Texas at Austin

United States

39

41

Leiden University

Netherlands    

40

17

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)

Australia         

41

 

Monash University

Australia         

42

 

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom

42

40

Durham University

United Kingdom

44

28

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore       

45

-

SOAS, University of London

United Kingdom

46

 

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

47

-

The University of Queensland

Australia         

48

-

Georgetown University

United States

49

92

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

France

49

33

Brown University

United States

51

32

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands    

52

30

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany        

53

23

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Mexico

 

53

77

Tsinghua University

China  

55

 

Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg

Germany        

56

24

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

56

-

University of Copenhagen

Denmark        

58

69

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

59

-

KU Leuven

Belgium          

60

27

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

61

74

Korea University

South Korea

62

-

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom         

63

88

Yonsei University

South Korea

64

 

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

65

-

Boston University

United States

66

-

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

67

58

University of Helsinki

Finland           

67

56

University of Southern California

United States

67

86

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom

67

50

University of Bristol

United Kingdom

71

68

University of Exeter

United Kingdom

 

71

Fudan University

China  

72

-

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

73

-

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

73

36

Northwestern University

United States

75

48

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States

 

75

Macquarie University

Australia         

76

 

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

Italy    

76

82

Waseda University

Japan 

76

-

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

79

84

Johns Hopkins University

United States

80

35

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Chile   

80

-

University of York

United Kingdom

80

25

Indiana University Bloomington

United States

83

76

University of Notre Dame

United States

83

 

Stockholm University

Sweden          

85

82

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

United States

86

-

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Argentina        

87

-

The University of Adelaide

Australia         

88

-

University of Vienna

Austria

89

47

The University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

90

-

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil  

90

-

Aarhus University

Denmark        

92

65

University of Washington

United States

93

97

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Germany        

94

48

Sapienza University of Rome

Italy    

94

42

University of Otago

New Zealand

94

-

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

97

-

University of Barcelona

Spain  

98

80

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

United States

98

93

University of Virginia

United States 

98

72

Mentioned below are some universities which have not been ranked by QS but are placed within the top 100 Arts and Humanities universities 2015 according to THE.

University

Country

THE

Utrecht University

Netherlands

37

École Normale Supérieure

France

46

University of California,Santa Barbara

United States

50

Birkbeck, University of London

United Kingdom

52

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

53

Ohio State University

United States

54

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

54

University of Freiburg

Germany

56

Royal Holloway, University of London

United Kingdom

59

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Italy

60

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Switzerland

61

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spain

62

Lancaster University

United Kingdom

63

University of Zurich

Switzerland

64

University of Cologne

Germany

66

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

67

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

73

Goethe University Frankfurt

Germany

78

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany

79

Pennsylvania State University

United States

81

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States

87

Ghent University

Belgium

88

Complutense University of Madrid

Spain

90

University of Göttingen

Germany

91

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands

94

University of Reading

United States

95

University of Maryland, College Park

United States

96

University of Cape Town

South Africa

97

University of Konstanz

Germany

99

University of Basel

Switzerland

100

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