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North America shines in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17

North America shines in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17

The thirteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings has now been released, and North America celebrates as US institutions are seen to hold all top-three places for the first time since 2004/5. MIT stands at 1st position for the fifth consecutive year in a row, and Stanford and Harvard have firmly made their place at the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Among other US Universities, CalTech has stayed put at the 5th position, as has the University of Chicago at the 10th position. Here’s a peak at the top 10 universities:

QS World University Rankings 2016/17: Top 10
2016 Institution Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Stanford University United States
3 Harvard University United States
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
5 California Institute of Technology (CalTech) United States
6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
8 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
10 University of Chicago United States

In North America, aside from the aforementioned; Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins and University of Pennsylvania have made it into the list of top 10 Universities, of which Princeton tops the list at the 11th position. A little way down, but closely still, follow the universities of Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins and Pennsylvania at the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th positions respectively.

View the complete list of rankings here.



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