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Shanghai Ranking 2024: Top 25 Global Universities

Updated on 02 November, 2023

Anupriya Mukherjee

Anupriya Mukherjee

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Harvard University secured the first position for the tenth consecutive year in the recently released 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) or the Shanghai Ranking. This consistent dominance reinforces its reputation as a global leader in higher education. Meanwhile, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Cambridge held onto their second, third, and fourth positions, respectively.

US institutions remained prominent in the rankings, with 17 institutions securing positions in the top 25. Meanwhile, with rank #22, Tsinghua University, China, has entered the top 25 list for the first time in 2023. Moreover, several Asian and Middle Eastern universities, including the University of Tokyo (#27), Peking University (#34), Kyoto University (#39), Weizmann Institute of Science (#68), and Seoul National University (#94), demonstrated significant advancements in their respective rankings. 

University Name

Country

ARWU 2023

National/Regional Rank 2023

Harvard UniversityUnited States of America (USA)11
Stanford UniversityUnited States of America (USA)22
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States of America (USA)33
University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom (UK)41
University of California, BerkeleyUnited States of America (USA)54
Princeton UniversityUnited States of America (USA)65
University of OxfordUnited Kingdom (UK)72
Columbia UniversityUnited States of America (USA)86
California Institute of TechnologyUnited States of America (USA)97
University of ChicagoUnited States of America (USA)108
Yale UniversityUnited States of America (USA)119
Cornell UniversityUnited States of America (USA)1210
University of California, Los AngelesUnited States of America (USA)1311
University of PennsylvaniaUnited States of America (USA)1412
Paris-Saclay UniversityFrance151
Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States of America (USA)1613
University College LondonUnited Kingdom (UK)173
University of WashingtonUnited States of America (USA)1814
University of California, San DiegoUnited States of America (USA)1915
ETH ZurichSwitzerland201
University of California, San FranciscoUnited States of America (USA)2116
Tsinghua UniversityChina221
Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom (UK)234
University of TorontoCanada241
Washington University in St. LouisUnited States of America (USA)2517

Released by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, it provides a list of the world's top 1000 research universities every year. AWRU assesses institutions based on six objectives that place a strong focus on the quality of education and faculty, research output, and per capita performance of a university. 

Anupriya Mukherjee

Sr. Content Writer

Anupriya Mukherjee is a passion-driven professional working as a Content Marketer and earlier worked as a Digital Marketeer. With around 6 years of work experience, she has experience creating high-quality, engaging content for websites, blogs, news articles, video scripts, brochures, and ebooks.

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