THE - Times World Rankings - North America

Higher education serves as the foundation of most careers. As such, it’s critical for students to gain a thorough understanding of what’s on offer and choose the study path that best suits their individual needs and ambitions. Since its establishment in 2010, the Times Higher Education rankings have emerged as an invaluable resource for students on the search for an opinion that matters.

According to Times Higher Education the methodology of selecting final candidates is "robust, transparent and sophisticated." The entire process takes around 10 months and involves “detailed consultation with leading experts in global higher education."

Rankingsort descending Institution Country Previous ranking
1
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
United States
1
2
Harvard University
United States
2
3
Stanford University
United States
3
4
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
United States
4
5
Princeton University
United States
5
7.4%
6
University of California, Berkeley
United States
6
17%
7
Yale University
United States
8
8
University of Chicago
United States
7
8.4%
9
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
United States
9
18.2%
10
Columbia University
United States
10
6.9%
11
Johns Hopkins University
United States
11
15%
12
University of Pennsylvania
United States
12
10%
13
University of Michigan
United States
14
32.2%
14
Duke University
United States
13
10.8%
15
Cornell University
United States
15
14%
16
University of Toronto
Canada
16
17
Northwestern University
United States
17
12.9%
18
Carnegie Mellon University
United States
18
16.7%
19
University of Washington
United States
19
55%
20
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
United States
21
21
University of Texas at Austin
United States
20
40.2%
22
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States
23
51.1%
22
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
United States
22
62%
24
University of British Columbia
Canada
24
47%
25
University of California, Santa Barbara
United States
25
36.1%
26
New York University (NYU)
United States
27
34%
27
McGill University
Canada
26
20.8%
28
University of California, San Diego
United States
27
33.4%
29
Washington University in St Louis
United States
29
17.9%
30
University of Minnesota
United States
30
44.4%
30
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States
31
29%
32
Brown University
United States
35
8.6%
33
University of California, Davis
United States
34
41.3%
34
Boston University
United States
33
34%
35
Pennsylvania State University
United States
32
54.8%
36
Ohio State University
United States
36
55.5%
37
Rice University
United States
38
14%
38
University of Southern California
United States
17.8%
39
39
Michigan State University
United States
43
68.7%
40
University of Arizona
United States
51
77%
40
University of Notre Dame
United States
46
21.2%
42
Tufts University
United States
41
17.4%
42
University of California, Irvine
United States
48
35.4%
44
University of Pittsburgh
United States
40
54.5%
44
University of Massachusetts
United States
59
62.6%
46
Emory University
United States
41
26.8%
47
McMaster University
Canada
47
62%
48
Vanderbilt University
United States
44
13.1%
49
University of Colorado Boulder
United States
50
88%
50
Purdue University
United States
37
60%
51
University of California, Santa Cruz
United States
62
48.6%
52
University of Montreal
Canada
53
53
Case Western Reserve University
United States
44
54.3%
54
University of Rochester
United States
49
35.3%
55
University of Alberta
Canada
55
56
Boston College
United States
61
34.0%
56
University of Florida
United States
58
58
University of Virginia
United States
56
30.0%
59
University of Maryland, College Park
United States
54
47.0%
60
Colorado School of Mines
United States
63
45%
60
Texas A&M University
United States
67
69.2%
62
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
United States
51
60.9%
63
Brandeis University
United States
70
64
Indiana University
United States
59
74.4%
64
University of California, Riverside
United States
66
54.7%
66
Dartmouth College
United States
57
11.5%
67
University of Utah
United States
64
82.6%
68
University of Miami
United States
79
40.5%
69
Georgetown University
United States
68
17.1%
69
University of Victoria
Canada
88
71
University of Iowa
United States
69
78.4%
72
Syracuse University
United States
49.5%
73
University of Delaware
United States
72
56.6%
74
Arizona State University
United States
65
75
Northeastern University
United States
5.6%
76
Yeshiva University
United States
71
84.0%
77
Stony Brook University
United States
74
41.3%
77
University of Ottawa
Canada
79
98.9%
79
University at Buffalo
United States
73
56.6%
80
Iowa State University
United States
78
85.5%
81
Florida Institute of Technology
United States
84
57.0%
81
George Washington University
United States
83
34.4%
83
University of Illinois at Chicago
United States
82
71.0%
84
The University of Texas at Dallas
United States
81
52%
85
Wake Forest University
United States
75
34.0%
86
William & Mary
United States
87
33.0%
87
University of Calgary
Canada
85
88
Carleton University
Canada
100
89
Dalhousie University
Canada
96
90
Laval University
Canada
86
91
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
United States
76
43.6%
92
Simon Fraser University
Canada
92
93
State University of New York Albany - University at Albany
United States
55%
94
Western University
Canada
95
58.0%
95
York University
Canada
96
University of Hawaii at Manoa
United States
81.2%
97
University of New Mexico
United States
64.6%
98
Queen's University
Canada
91
41.0%
99
University of South Florida
United States
45.2%
100
University of Waterloo
Canada
94

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