It’s out: U.S. News has released its Top 10 Best Global Universities list

"The Best Global Universities rankings offer prospective students a valuable resource for exploring higher education options outside of their home country," said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News.

There’s nothing like the pride that comes with attending your state’s university, regardless of whether it’s known nationally for its prestige. But pursuing higher education is a choice, and students deserve a vast and diverse set of institutions to choose from.

U.S. News and World Report has just released its list of the best global universities of 2022-23, with China boasting the most schools in the overall ranking. However, 280 U.S. schools also made the list, eight of which rank in the top 10.

Harvard University was ranked the best school globally among 2,165 colleges and universities from 90 countries. The university has steadily held the number-one spot for several years.

The report also ranked Harvard at the top of the list for several disciplines, such as biotechnology, microbiology, cell biology and immunology. Additionally, the university was ranked number one for its overall prestige surrounding its research publications, regional research reputation, number of publications that are among the 10% most cited and number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited.

Thirteen indicators were used to properly assess and rank each institution on academic research and reputation. Global research reputation, regional research reputation and the number of total publications that are among the 10% most cited are the three most heavily weighted measurements.

Overall top 10

  1. Harvard University (U.S.)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.)
  3. Stanford University (U.S.)
  4. University of California-Berkeley (U.S.)
  5. University of Oxford (U.K.)
  6. University of Washington-Seattle (U.S.)
  7. Columbia University (U.S.)
  8. University of Cambridge (U.K.)
  9. California Institute of Technology (U.S.)
  10. Johns Hopkins University (U.S.)

“The Best Global Universities rankings offer prospective students a valuable resource for exploring higher education options outside of their home country,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News. “Over the past nine years, these rankings have expanded to include more schools and more subjects while maintaining a consistent focus on institutions that prioritize academic research.”


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The following schools make up the top 25:

11. Yale University (U.S.)

12. University College London (U.K.)

13. Imperial College London (U.K.)

14. University of California Los Angeles (U.S.)

15. University of Pennsylvania (U.S.)

16. Princeton University (U.S., tied)

16. University of California San Francisco (U.S., tied)

18. University of Toronto (Canada)

19. University of Michigan (U.S.)

20. University of California San Diego (U.S.)

21. Cornell University (U.S.)

22. University of Chicago (U.S.)

23. Tsinghua University (China)

24. Northwestern University (U.S.)

25. Duke University (U.S.)

Micah Ward
Micah Wardhttp://universitybusiness.com
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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