US universities bag 19 out of 25 spots in ARWU Ranking 2017

US-universities-bagShanghai Ranking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 are out now. Harvard and Stanford retain their top two positions. There is not much change in the top 10 positions except a change in positions. University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) move up one position to be third and fourth respectively. University of Toronto now features in the top 25 at 23rd position.

 

ARWU has compared 1300 universities and selected the top 500 to be published. The universities are ranked on a number of parameters such as Nobel prizes and Fields Medals won by staff and alumni, Highly cited researchers (HiCi), publications in top journals like Science and Nature, papers indexed in major citation indices and per capita academic performance of the institution.

 

ARWU Ranking 2017: Top 25 Universities

S.No

Institution

ARWU 2017

ARWU  2016

Country

1

Harvard University

1

1

USA

2

Stanford University

2

2

USA

3

University of Cambridge

3

4

UK

4

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

4

5

USA

5

University of California, Berkeley

5

3

USA

6

Princeton University

6

6

USA

7

University of Oxford

7

7

UK

8

Columbia University

8

9

USA

9

California Institute of Technology

9

8

USA

10

University of Chicago

10

10

USA

11

Yale University

11

11

USA

12

University of California, Los Angeles

12

12

USA

13

University of Washington

13

15

USA

14

Cornell University

14

13

USA

15

University of California, San Diego

15

14

USA

16

University College London

16

17

UK

17

University of Pennsylvania

17

18

USA

18

Johns Hopkins University

18

16

USA

19

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

19

19

Switzerland

20

Washington University in St Louis

20

23

USA

21

University of California, San Francisco

21

21

USA

22

Northwestern University

22

26

USA

23

University of Toronto

23

27

Canada

24

University of Tokyo

24

20

Japan

25

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

24

23

USA

 Source: ARWU 2017 ranking

 

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