QS World University Rankings 2022: MIT, Oxford Top the List

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - May 06, 2022 06:17 PM

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The QS World University Rankings 2022 released on June 8, 2021, features the top 1,300 universities from 80 different locations across the world. While the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) has retained its top spot for the tenth consecutive year, the University of Oxford climbed from the 5th in the 2021 edition to 2nd in the 2022 edition.

QS University Ranking assessed and considered for inclusion, thousands of universities according to six metrics including academic reputation (40%), faculty/student ratio (20%), international faculty ratio (5%), international student ratio (5%), citations per faculty (20%) and employer reputation (10%).

Highlights of QS World University Rankings 2022

Here is a quick overview of the 2022 edition of the QS World University Rankings:

  • QS, short for Quacquarelli Symonds, is a British company and career and education network that evaluates higher education providers from around the world. 

  • This is the 18th edition of the QS World University Rankings, which is, with no doubt, the world’s most significant and most-covered source of information about the performance of universities from across the globe.

  • The United States is home to the most number of universities ranked on the list, with a total of 177 universities, including 19 new entries this year.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the only university to have earned a perfect overall score of 100.

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QS World University Rankings 2022: Top 25 Universities

Here are the top 25 universities according to the QS World University Rankings 2022:

QS World University Rank 2022

Name of the University

Location

Overall Score

International Student Ratio

International Faculty Ratio

Academic Reputation

Faculty Student Ratio

Employer Reputation

2021 QS Ranking
1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

100

91.4

100

100

100

100

1
2 University of Oxford United Kingdom 99.5 98.5 99.5 100 100 100 5
=3

Stanford University

United States

98.7

67

99.8

100

100

100

2
=3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 98.7 97.7 100 100 100 100 7
5

Harvard University

United States

98

70.1

84.2

100

99.1

100

3
6

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

United States

97.4

87.7

99.4

96.7

100

89.9

4
7

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

97.3

100

100

99.8

100 99.8 8
=8

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Switzerland

95.4

98.2

100

98.7

80.4

95.3

6
=8 UCL United Kingdom 95.4 100 99.5 99.4 99 98.9 10
10 University of Chicago

United States

94.5

84.9

71.9

99.2

95.5

93.5

9
11 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore

93.9

70.3

99.6

98.5

86.8

97.1

11
12 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore

90.8

69.6

100

91.1

89.5

85

13
13 University of Pennsylvania

United States

92.9

100

99.3

96.2

100

93.8

16
=14

EPFL

Switzerland

90.2

100

100

82.4

94.8

79.7

14
=14 Yale University United States

90.2

69.8

87.9

99.9

100

100

17
16 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom

89.9

99.6

99.3

98

83.5

87.3

20
17 Tsinghua University China (Mainland)

89

26.3

15.3

98.6

90.6

97.6

15
18 Peking University

China (Mainland)

88.8

38.5

45.6

99.4

83.5

98.2

23
19 Columbia University

United States

88.7

98.4

52.7

99.6

100

98.4

19
20

Princeton University

United States

88

54.5

85.3

99.9

100

100

12
21

Cornell University

United States

88.3 66.1 75.6 98.4 61.3 93.9 18
22 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR 86.3 98.9 100 97.9 85.4 73.1 22
 =23 The University of Tokyo Japan 86.2 28.5 3.3 100 92.4 99.6 24
=23 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor United States 86.2 34.9 63.4 98.6 90.2 93 21
25 Johns Hopkins University United States 85.9 91.7 55.1 87.6 100 51.6 25

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