Current Best Universities in the World: Top 50

The ranking of top 50 best universities in the world to study was provided by Quality Survey. These world’s prestigious universities have over the years built a strong reputation as leaders in the world of academics, providing quality education, suitable environment for learning and churning out brilliant graduates to the world.

While top countries like the U.S and U.K schools featured in the list, no African university was found in it, which showed that universities in Africa still have a long way to go. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is number one ranked university in the world, followed by Stanford University also from the United states.

This post will list 50 of the best universities in the world 2016 according to their various rankings and their countries.

List of World Top 50 Best Universities and Colleges 2016

Rank University Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology us United States
2 Stanford University Stanford University us United States
3 Harvard University Harvard University us United States
4 University of California, Berkeley University of California, Berkeley us United States
5 Cornell University Cornell University us United States
6 University of Washington University of Washington us United States
7 University of Michigan University of Michigan us United States
8 Purdue University Purdue University us United States
9 Penn State University Penn State University us United States
10 University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Los Angeles us United States
11 Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York us United States
12 University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison us United States
13 The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin us United States
14 University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania us United States
15 University of Minnesota University of Minnesota us United States
16 Princeton University Princeton University us United States
17 New York University New York University us United States
18 Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University us United States
19 Yale University Yale University us United States
20 University of Oxford University of Oxford gb United Kingdom
21 University of California, Davis University of California, Davis us United States
22 University of Cambridge University of Cambridge gb United Kingdom
23 University of California, San Diego University of California, San Diego us United States
24 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign us United States
25 University of Florida University of Florida us United States
26 University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine us United States
27 University of Maryland University of Maryland us United States
28 University of Southern California University of Southern California us United States
29 Michigan State University Michigan State University us United States
30 University of Chicago University of Chicago us United States
31 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill us United States
32 Arizona State University Arizona State University us United States
33 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey us United States
34 Duke University Duke University us United States
35 Texas A&M University Texas A&M University us United States
36 University of Virginia University of Virginia us United States
37 University of Toronto University of Toronto ca Canada
38 University of Arizona University of Arizona us United States
39 University of Colorado Boulder University of Colorado Boulder us United States
40 Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University us United States
41 Indiana University Indiana University us United States
42 North Carolina State University North Carolina State University us United States
43 The University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia ca Canada
44 Boston University Boston University us United States
45 University of Utah University of Utah us United States
46 Northwestern University Northwestern University us United States
47 The Ohio State University The Ohio State University us United States
48 Fudan University Fudan University cn China
49 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México mx Mexico
50 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University us United States
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