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Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks the world's top colleges and universities. Every year, this list shows you which universities achieved high scores in the global rankings, helping students just like you decide where they ought to study if they want to attend one of the top universities in the world.

Ranked Universities on PhDPortal

Universities Location 2018 2017 2016
Cambridge, MA, United States 1 1 1
Seoul, South Korea 1 101 101
Stanford, CA, United States 2 2 2
Cambridge, ENG, United Kingdom 3 3 4
Cambridge, MA, United States 4 4 5
Berkeley, CA, United States 5 5 3
Princeton, NJ, United States 6 6 6
Oxford, ENG, United Kingdom 7 7 7
New York City, NY, United States 8 8 9
Pasadena, CA, United States 9 9 8
Chicago, IL, United States 10 10 10
Los Angeles, CA, United States 11 12 12
Ithaca, NY, United States 12 14 13
New Haven, CT, United States 12 11 11
Seattle, WA, United States 14 13 15
San Diego, CA, United States 15 15 14
Philadelphia, PA, United States 16 17 18
London, ENG, United Kingdom 17 16 17
Baltimore, MD, United States 18 18 16
Zürich, Switzerland 19 19 92
Saint Louis, MO, United States 20 20 23
San Francisco, CA, United States 21 21 21
Tokyo, Japan 22 24 20
Toronto, Canada 23 23 27
London, ENG, United Kingdom 24 27 22
Evanston, IL, United States 25 22 26
Durham, NC, United States 26 26 25
Ann Arbor, MI, United States 27 24 23
Madison, WI, United States 28 28 28
Copenhagen, Denmark 29 30 30
New York City, NY, United States 30 36 37
Chapel Hill, NC, United States 30 33 -
New York City, NY, United States 32 29 29
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 32 32 41
Manchester, ENG, United Kingdom 34 38 35
Kyoto, Japan 35 35 32
Paris, France 36 40 39
Minneapolis, MN, United States 37 34 -
Melbourne, Australia 38 - -
Boulder, CO, United States 38 43 38
Melbourne, Australia 38 39 40
Austin, TX, United States 40 51 44
Urbana, IL, United States 41 37 30
Orsay, France 42 41 46
Vancouver, Canada 43 31 34
Stockholm, Sweden 44 44 44
Beijing, China 45 48 58
Santa Barbara, CA, United States 46 45 42
Heidelberg, Germany 47 42 47
München, Germany 48 50 47
Dallas, TX, United States 48 48 43
Nashville, TN, United States 50 52 60
College Park, MD, United States 51 53 52
Utrecht, Netherlands 51 47 65
München, Germany 53 57 51
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 54 58 54
Brisbane, Australia 55 55 55
London, ENG, United Kingdom 56 46 50
Beijing, China 57 71 71
Helsinki, Finland 57 56 56
Genève, Switzerland 59 60 131
Los Angeles, CA, United States 60 54 49
Gent, Belgium 61 69 62
Oslo, Norway 62 62 67
Uppsala, Sweden 63 63 60
Paris, France 64 69 87
Aarhus, Denmark 65 65 65
Groningen, Netherlands 66 59 72
Hangzhou, China 67 101 101
Sydney, Australia 68 83 82
Canberra, Australia 69 97 77
Boston, MA, United States 70 80 75
Montréal, Canada 70 67 63
West Lafayette, IN, United States 70 77 63
Houston, TX, United States 70 74 72
Leiden, Netherlands 74 88 93
University Park, PA, United States 74 85 77
Bristol, ENG, United Kingdom 74 61 57
Stockholm, Sweden 77 74 81
Haifa, Israel 77 93 69
Rotterdam, Netherlands 79 73 101
Atlanta, GA, United States 79 85 93
Rochester, NY, United States 81 71 86
Lausanne, Switzerland 81 76 -
Nagoya, Japan 83 84 72
Irvine, CA, United States 83 64 58
Singapore, Singapore 85 91 83
Leuven, Belgium 86 90 93
Moscow, Russia 86 93 87
Hamilton, Canada 86 66 83
Gainesville, FL, United States 86 88 90
Pittsburgh, PA, United States 90 68 -
Pittsburgh, PA, United States 91 80 68
Melbourne, Australia 91 78 79
Perth, Australia 93 91 96
Columbus, OH, United States 94 80 79
Jerusalem, Israel 95 101 87
Singapore, Singapore 96 101 101
Basel, Switzerland 96 95 101
Davis, CA, United States 96 85 75
Göttingen, Germany 99 95 101
Houston, TX, United States 100 101 96
Marseille, France 101 101 -
Tempe Junction, AZ, United States 101 101 101
Houston, TX, United States 101 101 -
Providence, RI, United States 101 101 90
Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom 101 99 101
Cleveland, OH, United States 101 101 101
Atlanta, GA, United States 101 101 101
Shanghai, China 101 101 101
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 101 101 101
Manhattan, NY, United States 101 101 101
Bloomington, IN, United States 101 101 101
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 101 101 101
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 101 101 101
Lund, Sweden 101 101 101
East Lansing, MI, United States 101 101 101
Gjøvik, Norway 101 101 101
Osaka-shi, Japan 101 101 96
Paris, France 101 101 101
Nijmegen, Netherlands 101 101 -
Nijmegen, Netherlands 101 101 -
New Brunswick, NJ, United States 101 79 96
Shanghai, China 101 101 101
Guangzhou, China 101 151 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 101 101 101
Sendai-shi, Japan 101 101 101
Adelaide, Australia 101 101 101
Edmonton, Canada 101 101 101
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 101 101
Tucson, AZ, United States 101 99 101
Bern, Switzerland 101 101 101
Birmingham, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Bonn, Germany 101 101 101
Santa Cruz, CA, United States 101 98 83
Freiburg, Germany 101 101 101
Göteborg, Sweden 101 151 151
Lausanne, Switzerland 101 151 201
Leeds, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Liverpool, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 -
Montréal, Canada 101 151 151
Sydney, Australia 101 101 101
Nottingham, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Hefei, China 101 101 -
Sheffield, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Southampton, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Strasbourg, France 101 101 -
Salt Lake City, UT, United States 101 101 100
Coventry, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 151
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 101 -
Wageningen, Netherlands 101 101 101
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101 101 101
Sydney, Australia 151 151 201
Delft, Netherlands 151 151 151
Harbin, China 151 151 151
Sapporo, Japan 151 151 151
Wuhan, China 151 201 201
Brussels, Belgium 151 151 -
London, ENG, United Kingdom 151 151 151
London, ENG, United Kingdom 151 201 151
Nanjing, China 151 201 401
Taipei, Taiwan 151 151 151
Raleigh, NC, United States 151 201 201
Portland, OR, United States 151 201 151
Corvallis, OR, United States 151 151 151
Paris, France 151 151 151
London, ENG, United Kingdom 151 151 151
Chengdu, China 151 151 201
Seoul, South Korea 151 201 151
Copenhagen, Denmark 151 151 151
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 151 151 151
College Station, TX, United States 151 101 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151 151 201
Exeter, ENG, United Kingdom 151 151 151
Iowa City, IA, United States 151 151 151
Milano, Italy 151 201 201
Tokyo, Japan 151 151 201
Dublin, Ireland 151 151 151
Dresden, Germany 151 151 151
Medford, MA, United States 151 151 101
Münster, Germany 151 151 151
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 151 101 151
Grenoble, France 151 151 151
Barcelona, Spain 151 201 151
Calgary, Canada 151 151 201
Riverside, CA, United States 151 151 151
Köln, Germany 151 201 201
Glasgow, SCT, United Kingdom 151 101 151
Hamburg, Germany 151 151 201
Leipzig, Germany 151 151 151
Lisbon, Portugal 151 151 151
Amherst Center, MA, United States 151 151 151
Worcester, MA, United States 151 151 151
Ottawa, Canada 151 151 201
Rochester, NY, United States 151 101 101
São Paulo, Brazil 151 151 301
Tübingen, Germany 151 151 151
Vienna, Austria 151 151 151
Charlottesville, VA, United States 151 151 151
Waterloo, Canada 151 201 201
Würzburg, Germany 151 151 151
Aalborg, Denmark 201 201 201
Beijing, China 201 301 301
Beijing, China 201 201 201
Waltham, MA, United States 201 301 201
Changsha, China 201 301 301
Göteborg, Sweden 201 201 201
Prague, Czech Republic 201 201 201
Taichung, Taiwan 201 151 151
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 201 201
Fort Collins, CO, United States 201 201 201
Dalian, China 201 301 301
Hanover, NH, United States 201 201 201
Burwood, Australia 201 201 201
Durham, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Tallahassee, FL, United States 201 201 201
Erlangen, Germany 201 151 151
Fairfax, VA, United States 201 201 201
Washington, D. C., DC, United States 201 301 301
Washington, D. C., DC, United States 201 201 301
Seoul, South Korea 201 201 301
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 201 201
Ames, IA, United States 201 201 201
Townsville, Australia 201 301 201
Jilin City, China 201 301 201
Mainz, Germany 201 201 201
Karlsruhe, Germany 201 201 201
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 201 201 201
Daejeon, South Korea 201 201 201
Seoul, South Korea 201 201 -
Stockholm, Sweden 201 201 201
Fukuoka, Japan 201 201 201
Ottawa, Canada 201 301 -
Maastricht, Netherlands 201 201 201
Sydney, Australia 201 151 201
Vienna, Austria 201 201 201
Mexico City, Mexico 201 201 -
Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 301
Boston, MA, United States 201 201 201
Milano, Italy 201 201 201
Barcelona, Spain 201 201 301
Kingston, Canada 201 201 201
Brisbane, Australia 201 201 201
Aachen, Germany 201 201 201
Roma, Italy 201 151 151
Taipei, Taiwan 201 201 201
Guangzhou, China 201 201 201
Nanjing, China 201 201 201
Uppsala, Sweden 201 201 201
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 201 -
Birmingham, AL, United States 201 201 201
Athens, GA, United States 201 201 -
Tianjin, China 201 301 -
Toulouse, France 201 201 201
Madrid, Spain 201 301 301
Nancy, France 201 201 -
Lyon, France 201 201 201
Toulouse, France 201 301 -
Aberdeen, SCT, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Antwerpen, Belgium 201 201 201
Auckland, New Zealand 201 201 151
Bergen, Norway 201 201 201
Bologna, Italy 201 201 201
Bordeaux, France 201 151 151
Buenos Aires, Argentina 201 201 151
Denver, CO, United States 201 301 301
Newark, DE, United States 201 151 151
Norwich, ENG, United Kingdom 201 301 201
Chengdu, China 201 201 301
Granada, Spain 201 201 201
Honolulu, HI, United States 201 201 151
Houston, TX, United States 201 201 201
Chicago, IL, United States 201 201 201
Innsbruck, Austria 201 151 151
Lawrence, KS, United States 201 201 201
Kiel, Germany 201 151 151
Leicester, ENG, United Kingdom 201 301 201
Baltimore Highlands, MD, United States 201 201 301
South Miami, FL, United States 201 151 151
Columbia, MO, United States 201 201 201
Montpellier, France 201 - -
Naples, Italy 201 301 301
Lincoln, NE, United States 201 151 201
South Bend, IN, United States 201 201 201
Padua, Italy 201 151 151
Pisa, Italy 201 201 201
Reading, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 301
University, FL, United States 201 201 201
Brighton, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Hobart, Australia 201 201 201
Knoxville, TN, United States 201 201 301
Johannesburg, South Africa 201 201 201
Tsukuba, Japan 201 201 201
Turin, Italy 201 201 201
Ulm, Germany 201 201 201
London, Canada 201 201 -
Wollongong, Australia 201 201 301
Richmond, VA, United States 201 201 201
Blacksburg, VA, United States 201 301 301
Brussels, Belgium 201 201 201
Wuhan, China 201 201 401
Helsinki, Finland 301 401 401
Barcelona, Spain 301 301 301
Alcobendas, Spain 301 301 201
Newton, MA, United States 301 301 301
Chiba, Japan 301 301 301
Beijing, China 301 401 301
Halifax, Canada 301 301 301
Philadelphia, PA, United States 301 201 201
Shangyu, China 301 301 301
Lyon, France 301 201 301
Eindhoven, Netherlands 301 301 201
Paris, France 301 301 301
Jena, Germany 301 201 301
Southport, Australia 301 301 301
Hannover, Germany 301 301 -
Düsseldorf, Germany 301 301 -
Changde, China 301 301 -
Indianapolis, IN, United States 301 301 201
Tokyo, Japan 301 301 301
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 301 401 301
Seoul, South Korea 301 401 301
Melbourne, Australia 301 301 301
Lancaster, ENG, United Kingdom 301 301 -
Lanzhou, China 301 301 301
Linköping, Sweden 301 201 301
Baton Rouge, LA, United States 301 301 301
Charleston, SC, United States 301 201 201
Nanjing, China 301 401 -
Nanjing, China 401 401 -
Tianjin, China 301 301 301
Athens, Greece 301 301 301
Tainan, Taiwan 301 301 401
Xi'an, China 301 - -
Okayama, Japan 301 301 301
Marburg, Germany 301 401 301
Belfast, NIR, United Kingdom 301 301 301
Melbourne, Australia 301 401 401
Bochum, Germany 301 201 201
Saint Petersburg, Russia 301 301 301
Jinan, China 301 301 301
Burnaby, Canada 301 401 401
Stony Brook, NY, United States 301 201 201
Melbourne, Australia 301 301 401
Philadelphia, PA, United States 301 301 301
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 301 301 301
São Paulo, Brazil 301 301 -
Albuquerque, NM, United States 301 301 201
Houston, TX, United States 301 301 -
San Antonio, TX, United States 301 201 301
Burlington, VT, United States 301 301 301
Shanghai, China 301 301 301
Berlin, Germany 301 401 301
Ulsan, South Korea 301 401 -
Campinas, Brazil 301 401 401
Fribourg, Switzerland 301 401 301
Buffalo, NY, United States 301 201 -
Dublin, Ireland 301 301 301
Belgrade, Serbia 301 201 201
Cape Town, South Africa 301 301 201
Orlando, FL, United States 301 301 401
Santiago, Chile 301 301 301
Cincinnati, OH, United States 301 301 201
Storrs, CT, United States 301 301 301
Essen, Germany 301 - -
Dundee, SCT, United Kingdom 301 201 201
Florence, Italy 301 301 201
Guelph, Canada 301 301 301
Lexington, KY, United States 301 301 301
Liège, Belgium 301 301 301
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 401 401
Winnipeg, Canada 301 301 401
Newcastle, Australia 301 301 301
Denton, TX, United States 301 301 301
Eugene, OR, United States 301 201 301
Dunedin, New Zealand 301 301 301
Pavia, Italy 301 301 301
Porto, Portugal 301 301 301
Saskatoon, Canada 301 301 401
Columbia, SC, United States 301 301 301
Odense, Denmark 301 301 301
St Andrews, SCT, United Kingdom 301 301 301
Stuttgart, Germany 301 301 401
Guildford, ENG, United Kingdom 301 301 401
Tartu, Estonia 301 301 401
Sydney, Australia 301 301 301
Tehran, Iran 301 301 301
Richardson, TX, United States 301 201 -
Lejona, Spain 301 401 401
Turku, Finland 301 401 401
Victoria, Canada 301 301 201
Warsaw, Poland 301 301 401
York, ENG, United Kingdom 301 201 201
Paris, France 301 301 -
Wellington, New Zealand 301 301 301
Vienna, Austria 301 401 401
Pullman, WA, United States 301 401 401
Wuhan, China 301 401 -
Xiamen, China 301 301 201
New York City, NY, United States 301 201 201
Seoul, South Korea 301 201 201
Azadshahr, Iran 401 401 401
Thessaloníki, Greece 401 401 401
Ramat Gan, Israel 401 401 -
Beijing, China 401 - -
Beijing, China 401 - 401
Beersheba, Israel 401 401 401
Bielefeld, Germany 401 401 401
Provo, UT, United States 401 301 401
London Borough of Harrow, ENG, United Kingdom 401 401 401
Cairo, Egypt 401 401 401
Beijing, China 401 301 401
Taoyuan City, Taiwan 401 301 301
Wuhan, China 401 301 301
Chongqing, China 401 - -
Darmstadt, Germany 401 401 401
Shanghai, China 401 401 -
Palaiseau, France 401 401 301
Belo Oriente, Brazil 401 401 301
Rio Grande, Brazil 401 401 401
Adelaide, Australia 401 401 301
University Park, FL, United States 401 401 401
Harbin, China 401 401 -
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 401 401 -
Wuhan, China 401 401 -
Bangalore, India 401 301 301
Istanbul, Turkey 401 401 401
Kraków, Poland 401 401 401
Philadelphia, PA, United States 401 - -
Manhattan, KS, United States 401 - -
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 401 401 401
Graz, Austria 401 - -
Kent, OH, United States 401 401 -
Kobe, Japan 401 401 401
Hannover, Germany 401 401 401
Halle, Germany 401 301 301
Innsbruck, Austria 401 - -
Paris, France 401 401 401
Starkville, MS, United States 401 - -
Dolgoprudnyy, Russia 401 - -
Nanjing, China 401 401 401
Nanjing, China 401 401 -
Nanjing, China 401 - -
Athens, Greece 401 401 -
Hsinchu, Taiwan 401 301 301
Galway, Ireland 401 301 301
Shenyang, China 401 401 -
Akademgorodok, Russia 401 401 401
Stillwater, OK, United States 401 401 401
Beijing, China 401 401 401
Namyangju, South Korea 401 301 201
Valencia, Spain 401 401 301
Santiago, Chile 401 401 -
Chicago, IL, United States 401 401 301
Saint Louis, MO, United States 401 301 401
Shanghai, China 401 - -
London Borough of Sutton, ENG, United Kingdom 401 - 401
Stellenbosch, South Africa 401 401 401
Stockholm, Sweden 401 401 401
Lubbock, TX, United States 401 - 401
New York City, NY, United States 401 401 401
Missoula, MT, United States 401 401 401
Durham, NH, United States 401 401 -
Galveston, TX, United States 401 401 401
Tokushima, Japan 401 401 -
Tokyo, Japan 401 401 401
Umeå, Sweden 401 301 301
Aveiro, Portugal 401 401 401
George Town, Malaysia 401 401 401
Albany, NY, United States 401 401 401
Cork, Ireland 401 - -
Bath, ENG, United Kingdom 401 - 301
Bayreuth, Germany 401 401 401
Bremen, Germany 401 401 401
Christchurch, New Zealand 401 401 301
Joensuu, Finland 401 301 301
Ferrara, Italy 401 401 401
Canterbury, ENG, United Kingdom 401 - -
Konstanz, Germany 401 401 401
Ljubljana, Slovenia 401 401 401
Orono, ME, United States 401 - -
Milano, Italy 401 301 301
Braga, Portugal 401 401 401
Norman, OK, United States 401 401 -
Palermo, Italy 401 401 401
Parma, Italy 401 - 401
Pretoria, South Africa 401 - -
Rostock, Germany 401 401 401
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 401 301 301
Beijing, China 401 - -
Ulsan, South Korea 401 - -
Valencia, Spain 401 401 401
Milwaukee, WI, United States 401 - -
Laramie, WY, United States 401 401 401
Logan, UT, United States 401 - 401
Milano, Italy 401 401 401
Tokyo, Japan 401 - 401
Detroit, MI, United States 401 301 301
Morgantown, WV, United States 401 401 -
Sydney, Australia 401 301 301
University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia - 39 40
The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, NJ, United States - 79 96
Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France - 151 -
Xi'an, China - 201 151
Hiroshima, Japan - 301 -
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 301 401
Qinzhou, China - 301 401
Roma, Italy - 301 401
Enschede, Netherlands - 301 -
Bangor, WLS, United Kingdom - 401 401
Bangkok, Thailand - 401 -
Montreal West, Canada - 401 -
Seoul, South Korea - 401 401
Jinju, South Korea - 401 -
Daegu, South Korea - 401 -
Las Cruces, NM, United States - 401 -
Xi'an, China - 401 -
Osaka-shi, Japan - 401 401
Castellón de la Plana, Spain - 401 -
Nice, France - 401 401
Coimbra, Portugal - 401 401
Reykjavik, Iceland - 401 -
Johannesburg, South Africa - 401 -
Durban, South Africa - 401 401
Oulu, Finland - 401 401
Potsdam, Germany - 401 401
Regensburg, Germany - 401 401
Arlington, TX, United States - 401 -
Trieste, Italy - 401 -
Minneapolis, MN, United States - - 33
Waco, TX, United States - - 101
Nijmegen, Netherlands - - 101
University of Münster Münster, Germany - - 101
University of Strasbourg Strasbourg, France - - 101
Ensenada, Mexico - - 151
Seoul, South Korea - - 151
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan - - 151
Atlanta, GA, United States - - 201
Toulouse, France - - 201
University of Nancy Nancy, France - - 201
Seoul, South Korea - - 301
Hannover Medical School (MHH) Hannover, Germany - - 301
Gießen, Germany - - 301
PolyU Design Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) - - 301
The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX, United States - - 301
Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain - - 301
Buffalo, NY, United States - - 301
Québec, Canada - - 301
University of Twente Enschede, Netherlands - - 301
Shanghai, China - - 401
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - - 401
Changsha, China - - 401
Graz, Austria - - 401
Changchun, China - - 401
Busan, South Korea - - 401
Troy, NY, United States - - 401
San Diego, CA, United States - - 401
Pisa, Italy - - 401
Tarragona, Spain - - 401
Versailles, France - - 401
Fairbanks, AK, United States - - 401
Fisciano, Italy - - 401
Zagreb, Croatia - - 401
Winston-Salem, NC, United States - - 401

How Academic Ranking of World Universities are Made?

The full ranking is available on Academic Ranking of World Universities .

Academic Ranking of World Universities offered by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community. ARWU also considers the number of published articles from international universities and the performance of the universities analysed.