The 2016 ranking of the 10 best universities in the world

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Harvard University students during Harvard University Commencement exercises.
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Harvard University again tops the list of the world’s best universities, according to a new list from the Center for World University Rankings.

For the top 1,000 universities in the world, 224 are in the US, 90 are in China, 74 are in Japan, and 65 are in the United Kingdom.

CWUR uses eight indicators to determine its rankings, including quality of education, alumni employment, and influence. The organization also credits itself as the only ranking that doesn’t rely on survey or university data.

See the top 10 universities in the world below:


No. 10 — Yale University

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Yale University / Michael Marsland

No. 9 — Princeton University

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No. 8 — University of Chicago

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Wikimedia Commons / Adam Jones, Ph.D.

No. 7 — University of California at Berkeley

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Flickr/John Morgan

No. 6 — Columbia University

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No. 5 — University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

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Wikimedia Commons

No. 4 — University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

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No. 3 — Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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No. 2 — Stanford University

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No. 1 — Harvard University