The 10 countries with the most top-ranked universities

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The US has the most top-ranked universities in the world – far more than any other country.

A new ranking from US News & World Report lists the 750 best global universities, with 181 American schools making the list.

By comparison, China, which came in second on the overall list, has 57 schools represented.

The majority of the universities in US News’ top 20 were American, including Harvard University in the top spot. The ranking also featured three British universities and a Canadian university.

Here are the 10 countries that had the most universities on US News & World Report’s global ranking:


#10 — Japan (24 universities)

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University of Tokyo (#31)
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#9 — Spain (25 universities)

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University of Barcelona (#90)
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#7 (tie) — Australia (26 universities)

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University of Melbourne (#40)
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#7 (tie) — Canada (26 universities)

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McGill University (#53)
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#6 — France (30 universities)

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University of Paris Diderot (#109)
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#5 — Italy (38 universities)

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University of Bologna (#142)
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#4 — Germany (50 universities)

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University of Gottingen (#134)
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#3 — United Kingdom (55 universities)

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University of Oxford (#4)
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#2 — China (57 universities)

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Peking University (#41)
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#1 — United States (181 universities)

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Harvard University (#1)
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