The World's REAL Super Elite Universities

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The best university in the world sits on a sprawling campus not far from Hollywood, according to a new list from the Times Higher Education.Using data provided by Thomson Reuters, the London-based industry magazine just published a list of the 400 best universities in the world, spread across 15 countries.

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Unlike other major university rankings, THE focuses not on entry and graduation rates, but on “big picture” factors like global scholarship and reputation, explained Forbes.

Here’s how THE calculates the rankings:

  • Teaching — the learning environment (30%)
  • Research — volume, income and reputation (30%)
  • Citations — research influence (30%)
  • Industry income — innovation (2.5%)
  • International outlook — staff, students and research (7.5%)

#25 University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Overall score: 76.5

Source: Times Higher Education

#24 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Overall score: 77

Source: Times Higher Education

#22 (tied) Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Overall score: 77.4

Source: Times Higher Education

#22 (tied) University of British Columbia

Vancouver & Kelowna, Canada

Overall score: 77.4

Source: Times Higher Education

#21 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Overall score: 74.8

Source: Times Higher Education

#20 Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Overall score: 80.5

Source: Times Higher Education

#19 University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

Overall score: 81.6

Source: Times Higher Education

#18 University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Overall score: 82.8

Source: Times Higher Education

#17 University College London

London, U.K.

Overall score: 83.2

Source: Times Higher Education

#16 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Overall score: 84.9

Source: Times Higher Education

#15 ETH Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland

Overall score: 85

Source: Times Higher Education

#14 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Overall score: 85.8

Source: Times Higher Education

#13 University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Overall score: 87.3

Source: Times Higher Education

#12 Columbia University

New York, New York

Overall score: 87.5

Source: Times Higher Education

#11 Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Overall score: 89.1

Source: Times Higher Education

#10 University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Overall score: 89.8

Source: Times Higher Education

#9 University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Overall score: 90.2

Source: Times Higher Education

#8 Imperial College London

London, U.K.

Overall score: 90.7

Source: Times Higher Education

#7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Overall score: 92.3

Source: Times Higher Education

#6 University of Cambridge

Cambridge, U.K.

Overall score: 92.4

Source: Times Higher Education

#5 Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Overall score: 92.9

Source: Times Higher Education

#4 University of Oxford

Oxford, U.K.

Overall Score: 93.6

Source: Times Higher Education

#2 (tied) Stanford University

Stanford, California

Overall score: 93.9

Source: Times Higher Education

#2 (tied) Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Overall score: 93.9

Source: Times Higher Education

#1 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

Overall score: 94.8

Source: Times Higher Education

You can check out the full rankings from THE here >

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