Top 25 QS World University Rankings 2018: Find Out Who Rules!

Recently, the annual publications of univerity rankings for the year 2018 were released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The system of ranking adopted by the QS is global overall and subject rankings. It is considered one of the most popular ranking system and is also one of the most widely read.

In this article, we are providing you the list of Top 25 Universities in the world. According to this ranking system, the MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology leads the charts, sixth year running over 950 of the best universities in the world. The USA remains at the top, hosting the top 4 universities with Stanford, Harvard and California Institute of Technology.


However, the universities in the UK continue to go down the ladder with University of Cambridge grabbing the fifth position.

The QS system of ranking has it own methodological framework of 6 metrics which it uses to evaluate and rank the universities which are as follows:

1. Academic reputation

2. Employer reputation

3. Faculty/Student ratio

4. Citations per faculty

5. International faculty ratio

6. International student ratio

QS World University Rankings 2017

The list of the Top 25 QS World University Rankings 2018 is as follows:

Rank Name of the institutionCountry
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
2 Stanford University USA
3Harvard University USA
4 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA
5 University of Cambridge UK
6University of Oxford UK
7UCL (University College London)UK

8Imperial College London UK 9University of Chicago USA

10 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology


11Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore 12Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland 13 Princeton University


14 Cornell University USA 15 National University of Singapore (NUS)


16Yale University USA

17Johns Hopkins University USA 18 Columbia University USA 19 University of PennsylvaniaUSA

20 The Australian National UniversityAustralia

21University of Michigan USA

22Duke University USA

23 The University of EdinburghUK

24 King's College London UK 25 Tsinghua University China

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