Top universities in the world 2014: Global exposure along with world class education has become the main focus of many ambitious students across the world. Hence, the number of students aiming for higher studies abroad has been increasing steadily. With students flocking to a foreign land to get their degrees, many new study abroad destinations have emerged in the recent years. Along with the Ivy League institutes and oldest universities in the world, many new institutes and universities have become major destination for foreign students. The top universities in the world 2014 give a study overseas aspirant a better idea about the top world universities. The world university ranking 2014 is based on the data availed from the QS World Ranking 2014, Times Higher Education and ARWU Ranking.

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The top universities in the world ranking 2014 list has top 200 universities in the world from various countries. The ranking has been prepared on the basis of various parameters such as academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, international student and faculty ratio etc. While the top 20 universities remain more or less the same this year, there are many new entrants to the list such as King Saud University and King Abdulaziz University from Saudi Arabia. This year also, the US and the UK universities top the chart with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, Harvard University and University of Oxford maintaining their positions in the top 10. Given below is the list which will enable the students to make comparative analysis of the best universities in the world 2014 by comparing the ranking by various agencies.

Top 200 universities in the world 2014

UniversityCountryQS World RankARWU RankTHE Rank
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States136
University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom255
Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom2229
Harvard UniversityUnited States412
University of OxfordUnited Kingdom593
University College London (UCL)United Kingdom52020
Stanford UniversityUnited States724
California Institute of TechnologyUnited States871
Princeton UniversityUnited States967
Yale UniversityUnited States10119
University of ChicagoUnited States11911
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)Switzerland121913
University of PennsylvaniaUnited States131616
Columbia UniversityUnited States14814
John Hopkins UniversityUnited States141715
King’s College LondonUnited Kingdom165940
University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom174536
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland17---34
Cornell UniversityUnited Kingdom191319
University of California San FranciscoUnited States---18---
University of TorontoCanada202420
McGill UniversityCanada216739
National University of SingaporeSingapore22101-15025
University of MichiganUnited Kingdom232217
Ecole normale supérieure, ParisFrance246778
Australian National UniversityAustralia257445
Duke UniversityUnited States253118
University of California BerkeleyUnited States2748
University of Hong KongHong Kong28151-20043
University of BristolUnited Kingdom296374
The University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom303852
The University of TokyoJapan312123
Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea31101-15050
The University of MelbourneAustralia334433
Northwestern UniversityUnited States342821
Rockefeller UniversityUnited States---33---
Ecole PolytechniqueFrance35---61
Kyoto UniversityJapan362659
University of California, Los AngelesUnited States371212
The University of SydneyAustralia37101-15060
Nanyang technological UniversitySingapore39151-20061
The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong40---51
New York UniversityUnited States412738
University of Wisconsin- MadisonUnited States412429
University of British ColumbiaCanada433732
The University of QueenslandAustralia438565
University of CopenhagenDenmark4539160
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasUnited States---45---
The Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong46151-200129
Tsinghua UniversityChina47101-15049
Karolinska InstituteSweden---4744
The University of New South WalesAustralia48101-150109
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität HeidelbergGermany494970
University of AmsterdamNetherlands50101-15077
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologySouth Korea51---52
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany52---29
Brown UniversityUnited States527454
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New BrunswickUnited States---52144
Technische Universität MünchenGermany545398
Oska UniversityJapan55------
University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom55101-15094
Peking UniversityChina57101-15048
University of ZurichSwitzerland5757103
University of California, San DiegoUnited States591441
Lund UniversitySweden60101-150119
The University of WarwickUnited Kingdom61151-200103
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillUnited States623646
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States631829
University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom64101-150148
University of WashingtonUnited States651526
Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States656224
University of HelsinkiFinland6773103
Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan68151-200141
The University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom69101-150121
Monash UniversityAustralia70101-15083
Fudan UniversityChina71151-200193
London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom71101-15034
Tohoku UniversityJapan71101-150165
Trinity College DublinIreland71151-200138
Leiden UniversityNetherlands757764
National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan76101-150155
The University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom77101-150171
Boston UniversityUnited States787257
Osaka UniversityJapan---78157
University of Texas at AustinUnited States793928
Utrecht UniversityNetherlands805779
Uppsala UniversitySweden816098
KU LeuvenBelgium829655
Université de MontréalCanada83101-150113
University of AlbertaCanada84101-150124
University of GenevaSwitzerland8566107
Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands86---71
Pohang University of Science and TechnologySouth Korea86---66
University of ArizonaUnited States---8686
Middle East Technical UniversityTurkey------85
University of UtahUnited States---87162
Arizona State UniversityUnited Sates---88182
University of St Andrew’sUnited Kingdom88---111
University of Notre DameUnited States------86
The University of Western AustraliaAustralia89---157
University of GroningenNetherlands9082117
Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands90151-20072
The University of AucklandNew Zealand92---175
Durham UniversityUnited Kingdom92---83
University of California, Santa CruzUnited States---93109
University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom94101-150132
University of California DavisUnited States955555
University of StrasbourgFrance---95---
Aarhus UniversityDenmark9674153
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology LausanneSwitzerland---96---
University of LeedsUnited Kingdom97101-150146
Queen Mary University of LondonUnited Kingdom98---107
Washington University in St. LouisUnited States993242
The University of AdelaideAustralia100151-200164
University of OsloNorway10169186
Purdue UniversityUnited Kingdom10260102
Nagoya UniversityJapan103101-150---
Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina104101-150---
University of LausanneSwitzerland105151-200136
Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea106------
Georgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States1079927
City University of Hong KongHong Kong108---192
Ohio State UniversityUnited States1096468
KTH, Royal Institute of TechnologySweden110---126
Aix Marseille UniversityFrance---101-150---
Baylor College of MedicineUnited States---101-150---
Catholic University of LouvainBelgium---101-150171
Indiana University BloomingtonUnited States---101-150150
Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble 1)France---101-150178
Mayo Medical SchoolUnited States---101-150---
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterUnited States---101-150---
Tufts UniversityUnited States---101-15088
University of California, RiversideUnited States---101-150150
University of FrakfurtGermany---101-150---
University of GoettingenGermany---101-150---
University of Massachusetts Medical School - WorcesterUnited States---101-15091
University of Sao PauloBrazil---101-150---
University of WageningenNetherlands---101-15073
University Paris Diderot - Paris 7France---101-150180
Weizmann Institute of ScienceIsrael---101-150---
University of IowaUnited States---151-200175
University of KielGermany---151-200---
University of KoelnGermany---151-200---
University of MiamiUnited States---151-200169
University of MilanItaly---151-200---
University of MuensterGermany---151-200---
University of PaduaItaly---151-200---
University of Paris DescartesFrance---151-200---
University of PisaItaly---151-20063
University of Roma - La SapienzaItaly---151-200---
University of PittsburgUnited States1116591
Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States1125858
McMaster UniversityCanada1139094
Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussia11484196
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)France11535103
Korea UniversitySouth Korea116------
University of BaselSwitzerland1179075
Maastricht UniversityNetherlands118---101
Royal Holloway, University of LondonUnited Kingdom------118
University of MinnesotaUnited States1193046
University of YorkUnited Kingdom120---113
Université Paris-SudFrance------120
Universität FreiburgGermany121101-150---
University of Maryland, College ParkUnited States12243132
Cardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom123101-150---
University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom123101-150157
Technical University of DenmarkDenmark123101-150121
Kyushu UniversityJapan126151-200---
Boston CollegeUnited States------126
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Germany127---165
Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom127------
Ghent UniversityBelgium1297090
Rice UniversityUnited States1298269
University of Southern CaliforniaUnited States1315175
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)Brazil132------
University of California, Santa BarbaraUnited States1324137
Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinGermany134---80
Hokkaido UniversityJapan135101-150---
Dartmouth CollegeUnited States136---152
University of AberdeenUnited Kingdom137---178
Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael13870---
University College DublinIreland139------
Boğaziçi UniversityTurkey------139
Sungkyunkwan UniversitySouth Korea140---148
Eberhard Karls Universität TübingenGermany141---113
University of VirginiaUnited States141101-150130
Colorado School of MinesUnited States------141
University of Cape TownSouth Africa141---124
Zhejiang UniversityChina144151-200---
University of BernChina145151-200132
Georg-August-Universität GöttingenGermany146---67
Brandeis UniversityUnited States------147
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenGermany147---156
University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina148151-200---
Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands149---144
Freie Universität BerlinGermany150---81
George Mason UniversityUnited States---151-200---
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiUnited States---151-200---
Iowa State UniversityUnited States---151-200193
King Abdulaziz UniversitySaudi Arabia---151-200---
King Saud UniversitySaudi Arabia---151-200---
North Carolina State University - RaleighUnited States---151-200---
Oregon State UniversityUnited States---151-200---
Oregon Health and Science UniversityUnited States---151-200---
The University of GeorgiaUnited States---151-200---
University of DelawareUnited States---151-200180
University of East AngliaUnited Kingdom---151-200198
University of GothenburgUnited Kingdom---151-200---
University of Hawaii at ManoaUnited States---151-200---
University of TuebingenGermany---151-200---
University of TurinItaly---151-200---
University of WuerzburgGermany---151-200---
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUnited States---151-200---
Universiti Malaya (UM)Malaysia151------
Wageningen UniversityNetherlands151------
University of California, IrvineUnited States1534788
Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)Belgium154------
University of BergenNorway155------
University of ViennaAustria156151-200182
Radboud University NijmegenNetherlands156101-150140
Emory UniversityUnited Kingdom156101-15093
University of OtagoNew Zealand159------
Lancaster UniversityUnited Kingdom160---131
University of ExeterUnited Kingdom161---154
Nanjing UniversityChina162------
The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong162------
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgGermany------163
University of RochesterUnited States16490121
Texas A&M UniversityUnited States16596141
Istanbul Technical UniversityTurkey------165
Pompeu Fabra University - BarcelonaSpain------165
University of BarcelonaSpain166151-200---
Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileChile167------
National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan167------
University of WaterlooCanada169------
Queen’s University of BelfastUnited Kingdom170------
University of AntwerpBelgium------170
VU University AmsterdamNetherlands171100136
Georgetown UniversityUnited States------173
University of CalgaryCanada171151-200---
University of VictoriaCanada------173
Universitat Autónoma de BarcelonaSpain173------
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)Belgium173101-150---
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)Mexico175------
Chalmers University of TechnologySweden175------
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität BonnGermany17794195
Syracuse UniversityUnited States------177
Universidad Autónoma de MadridSpain178------
Ecole Normale Supérieure de LyonFrance179---160
University of BathUnited Kingdom179------
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Belgium181------
University of BolognaItaly182151-200---
Sabanci UniversityTurkey------182
Stockholm UniversitySweden1827898
University of Colorado BoulderUnited States1823497
Vanderbilt UniversityUnited States1825496
Northeastern UniversityUnited States------185
University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)United States186151-200---
Yeshiva UniversityUnited States------186
Queen's University, OntarioCanada187------
Aalto UniversityFinland187------
University of OttawaCanada------188
Stony Brook UniversityUnited States------188
Case Western Reserve UniversityUnited States189101-150116
Technion - Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael19078---
Western UniversityCanada191------
University at BuffaloUnited States------191
Technische Universität BerlinGermany192---135
Universität HamburgGermany192151-200---
University of FloridaUnited States19278126
Michigan State UniversityUnited States195101-15082
Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael195151-200188
St George's, University of LondonUnited Kingdom------196
Keio UniversityJapan197------
Universidad de Buenos AiresArgentina198151-200---
University of TsukubaJapan198------
University of LeicesterUnited Kingdom------199
University of SussexUnited Kingdom200151-200111
Florida Institute of TechnologyUnited States------200
George Washington UniversityUnited States------200

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