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Posted on December 18 2021

QS Top 20 Universities 2022 - Study overseas to succeed

By  Editor
Updated May 25 2023

It’s an ambition worth investing in to study overseas. If you have such an ambition, you would want to join the best universities abroad. So, naturally, you would be interested in knowing which universities are the best in the world.

QS World University Rankings is a well-recognized, authentic ranking platform that evaluates universities and ranks them annually. Universities across the world are ranked according to the 6 metrics namely:

  • Academic Reputation (40% weightage)
  • Faculty/Student Ratio (20% weightage)
  • International Faculty Ratio (5% weightage)
  • Employer Reputation (10% weightage)
  • Citations per faculty (20% weightage)
  • International Student Ratio (5% weightage)

QS Rankings 2022

QS World University Rankings for 2022 are out! 1,300 universities from across the world have participated in the rankings this year. Here are the top 20 universities on the QS World Rankings list.

World Ranking University Location Overall Score
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, United States 100
2 University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom 99.5
3 Stanford University Stanford, United States 98.7
3 University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom 98.7
5 Harvard University Cambridge, United States 98
6 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Pasadena, United States 97.4
7 Imperial College London London, United Kingdom 97.3
8 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland 95.4
8 UCL London, United Kingdom 95.4
10 University of Chicago Chicago, United States 94.5
11 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore, Singapore 93.9
12 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Singapore, Singapore 90.8
13 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, United States 90.7
14 EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland 90.2
16 The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom 89.9
17 Tsinghua University Beijing, China (Mainland) 89
18 Peking University Beijing, China (Mainland) 88.8
19 Columbia University New York City, United States 88.7
20 Princeton University Princeton, United States 88.6

As you can see from the top 20 rankings, the USA dominates the top ranks. These universities are the finest in the world. They may not be great choices if you insist on affordability. But if you are ready to make the investment and put in the effort, you are bound to come out shining from these institutions.

Explore these universities and plan your study overseas.

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