QS World University Rankings 2021: MIT, Stanford Top the List

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Feb 04, 2021 12:15 AM

QS World University Rankings 2021 are out. Check the list of universities in the US, the UK, Singapore, Switzerland, China and more. Apply for the QS ranked institutions now!

Released on June 10, 2020, the QS World University Rankings 2021 features the top 1,000 universities from 80 different locations across the world. While the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) has retained its top spot for the ninth consecutive year, a total of 26 Asian universities have also made it to top 100, more than ever before.

More than 5,500 universities were assessed and considered for inclusion 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 2021

Here is a quick overview of the 2021 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 17th 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 151 universities.

  • 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 2021: Top 25 Universities

Here are the top 25 universities according to the QS World University Rankings 2021:

QS World University Rank 2021

Name of the University

Location

Overall Score

International Students

International Faculty

Academic Reputation

Faculty Student Ratio

Employer Reputation

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

100

91.9

100

100

100

100

2

Stanford University

United States

98.4

63.6

99.7

100

100

100

3

Harvard University

United States

97.9

69.9

85.2

100

98.6

100

4

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

United States

97

88.2

100

97

100

82.8

5

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

96.9

98.3

99.4

100

100

100

6

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Switzerland

95

97.9

100

98.7

80.8

96.6

7

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

94.3

97.4

100

100

100

100

8

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

93.6

100

100

98.5

99.9

99.8

9

University of Chicago

United States

93.1

82.6

67.1

99.4

94.4

91.3

10

UCL

United Kingdom

92.9

100

99.3

99.4

98.4

98.3

11

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

91.5

71.4

100

99.7

90.7

98.4

12

Princeton University

United States

91

65.6

71.6

99.9

68.6

99

13

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore

89.9

67.6

100

89.8

91.5

89.8

14

EPFL

Switzerland

89.6

100

100

80.4

96.3

80

15

Tsinghua University

China (Mainland)

89.2

29.7

55.3

98.2

93.3

98.6

16

University of Pennsylvania

United States

88.6

65.3

88.7

96.1

100

91.5

17

Yale University

United States

88

54.5

85.3

99.9

100

100

18

Cornell University

United States

87.6

70

93.7

98.5

63.7

90.9

19

Columbia University

United States

86.5

96.3

37.2

99.7

100

97.3

20

The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

85.8

99

98.2

98

83.1

95.4

21

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

United States

84.6

41.3

74.8

98.9

89.4

92.7

22

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong SAR

83.7

98.9

100

98.1

83.8

76.3

23

Peking University

China (Mainland)

83.5

34.3

69.7

99.2

76.4

99.1

24

The University of Tokyo

Japan

83.2

26.1

10.7

100

92.3

99.6

25

Johns Hopkins University

United States

82.7

87.7

66.3

86.7

100

47

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