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Want to study at one of the world's top 100 universities? The QS World University Rankings offers an annually updated list of not only the top 100 universities in the world, but in fact the top 1,000.

In the 2020 edition of the QS World University Rankings, just under half of the top 100 universities in the world are located in the US (which has 29 representatives) or the UK (18). Here's a complete rundown of the world's top 100.
Rank University Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Stanford University United States
3 Harvard University United States
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
6 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
7 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
8 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
10 University of Chicago United States
11 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
12 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Singapore
13 Princeton University United States
14 Cornell University United States
15 University of Pennsylvania United States
16 Tsinghua University China
17 Yale University United States
18 Columbia University United States
19 EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland
20 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
21 University of Michigan United States
22 Peking University China
23 University of Tokyo Japan
24 Johns Hopkins University United States
25 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
26 Duke University United States
27 University of Manchester United Kingdom
28 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
29 Australian National University Australia
30 University of Toronto Canada
31 Northwestern University United States
32 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
33 King's College London United Kingdom
34 Kyoto University Japan
35 McGill University Canada
36 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
37 Seoul National University South Korea
38 University of Melbourne Australia
39 New York University (NYU) United States
40 Fudan University China
41 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology South Korea
42 University of Sydney Australia
43 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) Australia
44 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
45 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) United States
46 Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong
47 University of Queensland Australia
48 Carnegie Mellon University United States
49 University of Bristol United Kingdom
50 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
51 University of British Columbia Canada
52 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
53 Universite PSL France
54 Zhejiang University China
55 Technical University of Munich Germany
56 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
57 Brown University United States
58 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
59 Monash University Australia
60 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
61 Ecole Polytechnique France
62 University of Warwick United Kingdom
63 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
64 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
65 University of Texas at Austin United States
66 Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg Germany
67 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
68 University of Washington United States
69 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan
70 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
71 Osaka University Japan
72 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
73 University of Copenhagen Denmark
74 Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Argentina
75 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
76 University of Zurich Switzerland
77 Sorbonne University France
78 Durham University United Kingdom
79 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
80 KU Leuven Belgium
81 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
82 Tohoku University Japan
83 Korea University South Korea
84 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia
85 Rice University United States
86 University of Western Australia Australia
87  Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) South Korea
88 University of Auckland New Zealand
89 University of Science and Technology of China China
90 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill United States
91 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
92 Lund University Sweden
93 Pennsylvania State University United States
94 University of Leeds United Kingdom
95 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) South Korea
96 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
97 University of Southampton United Kingdom
98 Boston University United States
99 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
100 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
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