Over one thousand schools have been ranked across the globe to determine which universities are the best to attend. The United States has the most universities on the list with over two hundred ranked.
It is closely followed by China which has 130 schools on the list and then the UK with 78.
Japan and Germany are the fourth and fifth countries with the most universities to make the list.
In its fifth year, the rankings evaluate 1,250 schools across 75 countries, providing the most comprehensive assessment of research universities around the world.
Robert Morse, Chief Data Strategist at U.S News, said: “When we first started publishing Best Global Universities, the rankings evaluated 500 schools in 11 countries. Since then, we’ve added 750 schools and have expanded to 75 nations.
“One thing has remained the same: Schools that prioritize quality academic research remain at the top of the rankings.”
Universities in the U.S. and United Kingdom remain at the top of the general rankings.
The top four schools are in the U.S., with Harvard University leading at No. 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University follow at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
The University of California–Berkeley takes the fourth spot, and the University of Oxford finishes out the top five.
Chinese universities grabbed three places in the top 10 schools for engineering, and four places in the top 10 schools for computer science.
Tsinghua University, which is doing remarkably well in university rankings for this year, has come out in the number 1 spot in both subjects.
Across the 22 subject rankings, which evaluate the humanities, applied sciences, mathematics and more, Harvard University ranks number 1 in more subjects than any other school, taking the top spot in 10 of these rankings.
Anita Narayan, Managing Editor of Education at U.S News, said: “Higher education continues to be more global, meaning that prospective students are looking beyond universities in their country when thinking about where to enrol.
“The Best Global Universities rankings offer students the resources to begin their search, whether they’re interested in a specific part of the world or subject for study.”
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