What are the most popular Universities in the world? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2019 World University Ranking of the top 200 recognized higher-education institutions in the world meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country
  • 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

Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in the world based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.


What are the most popular Universities in the world? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2019 World University Ranking of the top 200 recognized higher-education institutions in the world meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country
  • 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

Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in the world based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

2019 Top 200 Universities in the world

RankUniversityCountry
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology us
2Harvard University us
3Stanford University us
4University of California, Berkeley us
5University of Michigan us
6University of Washington us
7Cornell University us
8Purdue University us
9University of Wisconsin-Madison us
10Columbia University in the City of New York us
11University of California, Los Angeles us
12The University of Texas at Austin us
13Penn State University us
14University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign us
15University of Minnesota us
16New York University us
17University of Toronto ca
18University of Pennsylvania us
19University of Southern California us
20The University of British Columbia ca
21University of Oxford gb
22Carnegie Mellon University us
23Princeton University us
24University of California, Irvine us
25University of California, San Diego us
26Yale University us
27University of Cambridge gb
28Arizona State University us
29University of Chicago us
30University of Colorado Boulder us
31Shanghai Jiao Tong University cn
32University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill us
33Michigan State University us
34Peking University cn
35University of California, Davis us
36University of Florida us
37University of Maryland us
38Duke University us
39Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey us
40Boston University us
41The University of Arizona us
42Johns Hopkins University us
43Northwestern University us
44University of Virginia us
45Tsinghua University cn
46Georgia Institute of Technology us
47Texas A&M University us
48Fudan University cn
49University College London gb
50Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich ch
51The University of Utah us
52The Ohio State University us
53North Carolina State University us
54McGill University ca
55University of Pittsburgh us
56Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University us
57The University of Edinburgh gb
58University of California, Santa Barbara us
59Washington University in St. Louis us
60Iowa State University of Science and Technology us
61Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México mx
62Zhejiang University cn
63Tufts University us
64University of Science and Technology of China cn
65National University of Singapore sg
66Georgia State University us
67Indiana University Bloomington us
68Oregon State University us
69Simon Fraser University ca
70University of Massachusetts Amherst us
71California Institute of Technology us
72University of Alberta ca
73University of Waterloo ca
74The University of Manchester gb
75University of Iowa us
76University of Georgia us
77The University of Tokyo jp
78Brigham Young University us
79Florida State University us
80University of Nebraska-Lincoln us
81University of Houston us
82The University of New South Wales au
83University of California, Santa Cruz us
84The University of Sydney au
85Colorado State University us
86The University of Melbourne au
87University of Oregon us
88Georgetown University us
89University of Delaware us
90George Mason University us
91University of South Florida us
92The University of Hong Kong hk
93University of Central Florida us
94Vanderbilt University us
95Brown University us
96National Taiwan University tw
97Washington State University us
98George Washington University us
99King Saud University sa
100Monash University au
101Katholieke Universiteit Leuven be
102Universidade de São Paulo br
103Universitetet i Oslo no
104University at Buffalo, State University of New York us
105University of Rochester us
106University of Notre Dame us
107University of Calgary ca
108Rice University us
109Dartmouth College us
110Western University ca
111York University ca
112University of Connecticut us
113Universität Wien at
114The Chinese University of Hong Kong hk
115Queen’s University ca
116The University of Nottingham gb
117The London School of Economics and Political Science gb
118University of Kansas us
119The University of Queensland au
120University of California, San Francisco us
121University of Glasgow gb
122Emory University us
123University of Illinois at Chicago us
124Australian National University au
125University of California, Riverside us
126Nanyang Technological University sg
127Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet no
128University of Leeds gb
129Temple University us
130Anadolu Üniversitesi tr
131The University of Warwick gb
132University of Tehran ir
133Rochester Institute of Technology us
134University of Kentucky us
135Indian Institute of Technology Madras in
136Universität München de
137San Diego State University us
138University of Victoria ca
139Kyoto University jp
140University of Missouri us
141University of Cincinnati us
142École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ch
143Nanjing University cn
144The University of Tennessee, Knoxville us
145University of Miami us
146Københavns Universitet dk
147Wuhan University cn
148Universidad Complutense de Madrid es
149University of South Carolina us
150Technische Universiteit Delft nl
151Helsingin yliopisto fi
152Universitat de Barcelona es
153Imperial College London gb
154University of North Texas us
155Virginia Commonwealth University us
156King’s College London gb
157Moscow State University ru
158Freie Universität Berlin de
159The University of Oklahoma us
160Università degli Studi di Bologna it
161University of New Mexico us
162Aarhus Universitet dk
163The University of Adelaide au
164Drexel University us
165Universiteit Gent be
166Universiteit Utrecht nl
167Keio University jp
168Kungliga Tekniska högskolan se
169Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute us
170Northeastern University us
171Universiteit van Amsterdam nl
172Uppsala Universitet se
173Lunds Universitet se
174San José State University us
175Carleton University ca
176Technische Universität München de
177Boston College us
178University of Ottawa ca
179McMaster University ca
180Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen de
181The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology hk
182University of Vermont us
183Xiamen University cn
184Newcastle University gb
185Louisiana State University us
186Universidade de Lisboa pt
187Ryerson University ca
188Beijing Jiaotong University cn
189Seoul National University kr
190University of Southampton gb
191City University of Hong Kong hk
192Portland State University us
193Université de Montréal ca
194Huazhong University of Science and Technology cn
195Florida International University us
196Xi’an Jiaotong University cn
197University of Birmingham gb
198University of Auckland nz
199The University of Texas at Dallas us
200Rijksuniversiteit Groningen nl