THE World Subject Rankings 2021: Stanford, MIT, Harvard Among Top 10

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Nov 02, 2020 10:32 AM

THE World University Rankings by subject 2021 was announced on October 28, 2020. Here is the list of the top institutions ranked by THE in subjects such as Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Computer Science and more.

The result of Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2021 have been announced. Overall, US universities have stood out across a variety of subjects, followed by UK universities including the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, UCL, London School of Economics and Political Science, and more. 

In Times World University Rankings 2021, The University of Oxford has topped the rankings for the fifth consecutive year, while Stanford and Harvard have been ranked second and third, respectively

THE has revealed top global institutions across 11 subjects including Arts & Humanities; Business & Economics; Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health; Engineering & Technology; Computer Science; Education; Physical sciences; Psychology; Law; Life Sciences; and Social Sciences. Read on to learn the top 10 universities ranked across five most popular subject areas

THE Top Arts & Humanities Institutions 2021

With a total of 565 universities in the list, the ranking names the ones that have managed to make it to the list due to their eminence across areas of study including art, languages, history, architecture, philosophy, literature, linguistics, theology, performing arts, design, and archaeology.

Rank University Name Country/Region % of International Students
1 Stanford University United States 23
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 34
3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 38
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom 41
5 UCL United Kingdom 55
6 Harvard University United States 25
7 The University of Chicago United States 31
8 University of California, Berkeley United States 17
9 Princeton University United States 23
10 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 42

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THE Top Business & Economics Institutions 2021

Since 2018, Stanford University has been at #1, while MIT and the University of Cambridge are at the second and third place. Overall, the list includes 729 universities that have been ranked for their performance in a variety of disciplines such as accounting and finance, business and management and economics and econometrics.

Rank University Name Country/Region Percentage of International Students
1 Stanford University United States 23
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 34
3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 38
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom 41
5 Harvard University United States 25
6 The University of Chicago United States 31
7 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom 72
8 Yale University United States 20
9 University of California, Berkeley United States 17
10 Duke University United States 21

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THE Top Computer Science Institutions 2021

The 2021 edition of THE Ranking of Computer Science institutions comprises a total of 827 universities. While The University of Oxford has been able to retain its top spot, this year-s list includes two new universities in the top 10: the National University of Singapore and University of California, Berkeley. 

Rank

University Name

Country/Region

Percentage of International Students

1

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

41

2

Stanford University

United States

23

3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

34

4

ETH Zurich

Switzerland

40

5

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

48

6

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

38

7

Harvard University

United States

25

8

National University of Singapore

Singapore

26

9

University of California, Berkeley

United States

17

10

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

58

THE Top Engineering & Technology Institutions 2021

The following list highlights universities that have made their mark across a variety of areas of study including general engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, civil engineering and chemical engineering. As compared to last year, the number of universities in the list has risen from 1,008 to 1,098. 

Rank

University Name

Country/Region

Percentage of International Students

1

Harvard University

United States

25

2

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

41

3

Stanford University

United States

23

4

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

34

5

University of California, Berkeley

United States

17

6

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

38

7

California Institute of Technology

United States

33

8

Princeton University

United States

23

=9

ETH Zurich

Switzerland

40

=9

Peking University

China

16

THE Top Law Institutions 2021

With a total of 224 universities, THE ranks Stanford University third for the third consecutive year among the top law institutions, while the University of Cambridge claims the second place. 

Rank

University Name

Country/Region

Percentage of International Students

1

Stanford University

United States

23

2

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

38

3

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

41

4

The University of Chicago

United States

31

5

Yale University

United States

20

6

Duke University

United States

21

7

New York University

United States

34

8

UCL

United Kingdom

55

9

Harvard University

United States

25

10

London School of Economics and Political Science

United Kingdom

72

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