Academic Ranking of World Universities

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks the world's top colleges and universities. Every year, this list shows you which universities achieved high scores in the global rankings, helping students just like you decide where they ought to study if they want to attend one of the top universities in the world.

The table below shows this year’s rankings, as well as the rankings for the previous two years. There are other factors to keep in mind when you’re looking at universities, and you shouldn’t restrict yourself to these universities alone. But if you select one of the universities on this list, you can find more information about whether this university is the perfect fit for you.

Ranked Universities on MastersPortal

Universities Location 2014 2015 2016
Cambridge, MA, United States 1 1 1
Stanford, CA, United States 2 2 2
Berkeley, CA, United States 4 4 3
Cambridge, ENG, United Kingdom 5 5 4
Cambridge, MA, United States 3 3 5
Princeton, NJ, United States 6 6 6
Oxford, ENG, United Kingdom 9 10 7
Pasadena, CA, United States 7 7 8
New York City, NY, United States 8 8 9
Chicago, IL, United States 9 9 10
New Haven, CT, United States 11 11 11
Los Angeles, CA, United States 12 12 12
Ithaca, NY, United States 13 13 13
San Diego, CA, United States 14 14 14
Seattle, WA, United States 15 15 15
Baltimore, MD, United States 17 16 16
London, ENG, United Kingdom 20 18 17
Philadelphia, PA, United States 16 17 18
Tokyo, Japan 21 21 20
San Francisco, CA, United States 18 18 21
London, ENG, United Kingdom 22 23 22
Ann Arbor, MI, United States 22 22 23
Saint Louis, MO, United States 32 32 23
Durham, NC, United States 31 31 25
Evanston, IL, United States 28 27 26
Toronto, Canada 24 25 27
Madison, WI, United States 24 24 28
New York City, NY, United States 27 27 29
Copenhagen, Denmark 39 35 30
Urbana, IL, United States 28 29 30
Kyoto, Japan 26 26 32
Minneapolis, MN, United States 30 30 33
Vancouver, Canada 37 40 34
Manchester, ENG, United Kingdom 38 41 35
New York City, NY, United States 33 33 37
Boulder, CO, United States 34 34 38
Paris, France 35 36 39
Melbourne, Australia 44 44 40
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 45 47 41
Santa Barbara, CA, United States 41 38 42
Dallas, TX, United States 45 44 43
Stockholm, Sweden 47 48 44
Austin, TX, United States 39 37 44
Orsay, France 42 41 46
München, Germany 53 51 47
Heidelberg, Germany 49 46 47
Los Angeles, CA, United States 51 49 49
London, ENG, United Kingdom 59 55 50
München, Germany 49 52 51
College Park, MD, United States 43 43 52
Zürich, Switzerland 56 54 54
Brisbane, Australia 85 77 55
Helsinki, Finland 73 67 56
Bristol, ENG, United Kingdom 63 66 57
Beijing, China 101 101 58
Irvine, CA, United States 47 50 58
Uppsala, Sweden 60 61 60
Nashville, TN, United States 54 53 60
Gent, Belgium 70 71 62
Québec, Canada 67 64 63
West Lafayette, IN, United States 60 61 63
Aarhus, Denmark 74 73 65
Utrecht, Netherlands 57 56 65
Oslo, Norway 69 58 67
Pittsburgh, PA, United States 62 61 68
Haifa, Israel 78 77 69
Beijing, China 101 101 71
Nagoya, Japan 101 77 72
Houston, TX, United States 82 84 72
Groningen, Netherlands 82 75 72
Boston, MA, United States 72 73 75
Davis, CA, United States 55 57 75
Canberra, Australia 74 77 77
University Park, TX, United States 58 60 77
Melbourne, Australia 101 101 79
Columbus, OH, United States 64 67 79
Stockholm, Sweden 78 77 81
Sydney, Australia 101 101 82
Hamilton, Canada 90 96 83
Singapore, Singapore 101 101 83
Santa Cruz, CA, United States 93 93 83
Rochester, NY, United States 101 101 86
Paris, France 67 72 87
Moscow, Russia 84 86 87
Jerusalem, Israel 70 67 87
Providence, RI, United States 74 75 90
Gainesville, FL, United States 78 83 90
Zürich, Switzerland 19 20 92
Atlanta, GA, United States 99 101 93
Leiden, Netherlands 77 82 93
Leuven, Belgium 96 90 93
Osaka-shi, Japan 401 85 96
New Brunswick, NJ, United States 52 64 96
Houston, TX, United States 101 101 96
Perth, Australia 88 87 96
Salt Lake City, UT, United States 87 93 100
Tempe, AZ, United States 88 93 101
Waco, TX, United States 101 101 101
Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom 101 151 101
Cleveland, OH, United States 101 101 101
Druid Hills, GA, United States 101 101 101
Rotterdam, Netherlands 151 151 101
Shanghai, China 151 151 101
Göttingen, Germany 101 101 101
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 101 101 101
New York City, NY, United States 151 101 101
Bloomington, IN, United States 101 101 101
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 151 151 101
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 151 151 101
Lund, Sweden 101 101 101
East Lansing, MI, United States 101 99 101
Singapore, Singapore 151 151 101
Trondheim, Norway 201 101 101
Nijmegen, Netherlands 101 101 101
Seoul, South Korea 101 101 101
Shanghai, China 101 101 101
Paris, France 101 101 101
College Station, TX, United States 96 100 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151 151 101
Sendai, Japan 101 101 101
Medford, MA, United States 101 101 101
Adelaide, Australia 151 151 101
Edmonton, Canada 101 101 101
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 101 101
Tucson, AZ, United States 86 90 101
Basel, Switzerland 90 87 101
Bern, Switzerland 151 151 101
Birmingham, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Bonn, Germany 94 97 101
Freiburg, Germany 101 101 101
Leeds, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Liverpool, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Münster, Germany 151 101 101
Sydney, Australia 101 101 101
Nottingham, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Rochester, NY, United States 90 101 101
Sheffield, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Southampton, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 101
Strasbourg, France 95 87 101
Amsterdam, Netherlands 100 98 101
Wageningen, Netherlands 101 101 101
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101 101 101
Hangzhou, China 151 101 101
Ensenada, Mexico 201 201 151
Taichung, Taiwan - 301 151
Delft, Netherlands 201 201 151
Erlangen, Germany 201 201 151
Harbin, China 201 201 151
Sapporo, Japan 101 151 151
Brussels, Belgium 101 101 151
Seoul, South Korea 201 201 151
London, ENG, United Kingdom 101 101 151
London, ENG, United Kingdom 301 301 151
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 401 401 151
Taipei, Taiwan 101 151 151
Portland, OR, United States 151 151 151
Corvallis, OR, United States 151 151 151
London, ENG, United Kingdom - 151 151
Roma, Italy 151 151 151
Paris, France 151 151 151
Seoul, South Korea 201 201 151
Copenhagen, Denmark 101 101 151
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 151 151 151
Exeter, ENG, United Kingdom 201 151 151
Iowa City, IA, United States 151 151 151
Dublin, Ireland 151 151 151
Dresden, Germany 201 201 151
Barcelona, Spain 151 151 151
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 101 151 151
Bordeaux, France 201 201 151
Grenoble, France 101 151 151
Auckland, New Zealand 201 201 151
Buenos Aires, Argentina 151 151 151
Riverside, CA, United States 101 101 151
Newark, DE, United States 151 151 151
Glasgow, SCT, United Kingdom 101 101 151
Göteborg, Sweden 151 151 151
Honolulu, HI, United States 151 151 151
Innsbruck, Austria 201 201 151
Kiel, Germany 151 151 151
Leipzig, Germany 201 201 151
Lisbon, Portugal 201 201 151
Amherst Center, MA, United States 101 101 151
Worcester, MA, United States 101 101 151
Miami, FL, United States 151 151 151
Montréal, Canada 101 101 151
Padua, Italy 151 151 151
Tübingen, Germany 151 151 151
Vienna, Austria 151 151 151
Charlottesville, VA, United States 101 101 151
Coventry, ENG, United Kingdom 151 92 151
Würzburg, Germany 151 151 151
Xi'an, China 201 201 151
Aalborg, Denmark 401 301 201
Madrid, Spain 201 201 201
Beijing, China 201 201 201
Waltham, MA, United States 301 201 201
Göteborg, Sweden 301 301 201
Prague, Czech Republic 201 201 201
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 201 201
Fort Collins, CO, United States 201 201 201
Sydney, Australia 301 201 201
Hanover, NH, United States 201 201 201
Geelong, Australia 401 301 201
Philadelphia, PA, United States 301 301 201
Durham, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Eindhoven, Netherlands 301 301 201
Tallahassee, FL, United States 201 201 201
Fairfax, VA, United States 151 151 201
Atlanta, GA, United States 151 151 201
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 201 201
Wuhan, China 201 201 201
Indianapolis, IN, United States 301 201 201
Ames, IA, United States 151 151 201
Townsville, Australia 301 301 201
Jilin City, China 301 201 201
Mainz, Germany 201 201 201
Karlsruhe, Germany 201 201 201
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 401 301 201
Daejeon, South Korea 201 201 201
Stockholm, Sweden 201 201 201
Fukuoka, Japan 151 201 201
Maastricht, Netherlands 201 201 201
Sydney, Australia 201 201 201
Charleston, SC, United States 401 401 201
Vienna, Austria 201 201 201
Raleigh, NC, United States 151 151 201
Boston, MA, United States 201 201 201
Namyangju, South Korea 301 301 201
Milano, Italy 201 201 201
Kingston, Canada 201 201 201
Brisbane, Australia - 401 201
Bochum, Germany 201 301 201
Aachen, Germany 201 201 201
Chengdu, China 301 301 201
Taipei, Taiwan 401 401 201
Guangzhou, China 301 301 201
Nanjing, China 301 301 201
Stony Brook, NY, United States 201 201 201
Uppsala, Sweden 201 201 201
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151 151 201
Birmingham, AL, United States 201 201 201
Milano, Italy 151 151 201
Albuquerque, NM, United States 201 201 201
Tokyo, Japan 151 151 201
Toulouse, France 201 201 201
Toulouse, France - 201 201
Lyon, France 201 201 201
Aberdeen, SCT, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Antwerpen, Belgium 301 301 201
Belgrade, Serbia 301 301 201
Bergen, Norway 201 201 201
Bologna, Italy 151 201 201
Calgary, Canada 151 201 201
Cape Town, South Africa 201 201 201
Cincinnati, OH, United States 201 201 201
Köln, Germany 151 151 201
Dundee, SCT, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Norwich, ENG, United Kingdom 151 201 201
Florence, Italy 201 201 201
Granada, Spain 301 301 201
Hamburg, Germany 151 151 201
Houston, TX, United States 201 201 201
Chicago, IL, United States 151 151 201
Lawrence, KS, United States 201 201 201
Lausanne, Switzerland 151 201 201
Leicester, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Columbia, MO, United States 201 301 201
Nancy, France 201 201 201
Lincoln, NE, United States 201 201 201
South Bend, IN, United States 201 201 201
Ottawa, Canada 201 201 201
Pisa, Italy 151 151 201
Tampa, FL, United States 201 201 201
Brighton, ENG, United Kingdom 151 151 201
Hobart, Australia 301 301 201
Johannesburg, South Africa 201 201 201
Turin, Italy 151 151 201
Tsukuba, Japan 201 201 201
Ulm, Germany 301 301 201
Victoria, Canada 201 201 201
Waterloo, Canada 201 201 201
York, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 201
Richmond, VA, United States 151 151 201
Brussels, Belgium 301 201 201
London, Canada - 201 201
Xiamen, China 301 301 201
New York City, NY, United States 201 201 201
Seoul, South Korea 201 201 201
Beijing, China 301 301 301
Boston, MA, United States 401 401 301
Seoul, South Korea 401 401 301
Changsha, China 301 301 301
Taoyuan City, Taiwan 401 401 301
Chiba, Japan 301 301 301
Beijing, China 301 301 301
Wuhan, China - - 301
Truro, Canada 201 201 301
Dalian, China 301 301 301
Shangyu, China 401 401 301
Lyon, France 201 201 301
Paris, France 301 301 301
Palaiseau, France - - 301
Belo Oriente, Brazil 301 401 301
Adelaide, Australia 301 301 301
Jena, Germany 401 401 301
Washington, D. C., DC, United States 201 201 301
Washington, D. C., DC, United States 301 301 301
Brisbane, Australia 301 301 301
Hannover, Germany 301 301 301
Seoul, South Korea 301 301 301
Bangalore, India 301 301 301
Gießen, Germany 301 301 301
Tokyo, Japan 301 301 301
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 401 401 301
Seoul, South Korea 301 301 301
Melbourne, Australia - - 301
Lanzhou, China 301 301 301
Linköping, Sweden 301 301 301
Baton Rouge, LA, United States 201 201 301
Halle, Germany 301 401 301
Tianjin, China 301 301 301
Athens, Greece 301 301 301
Hsinchu, Taiwan 201 201 301
Galway, Ireland - - 301
Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG, United Kingdom 201 201 301
Okayama, Japan 401 401 301
Paris, France - 301 301
Marburg, Germany 201 201 301
Valencia, Spain 301 301 301
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 301 301 301
Barcelona, Spain 301 201 301
Belfast, NIR, United Kingdom 301 301 301
Chicago, IL, United States 401 401 301
Saint Petersburg, Russia 301 301 301
Jinan, China 301 301 301
Philadelphia, PA, United States 301 301 301
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 301 301 301
Richardson, TX, United States 301 301 301
San Antonio, TX, United States 301 301 301
Burlington, VT, United States 301 301 301
Philadelphia, PA, United States 301 301 301
Shanghai, China 301 301 301
Berlin, Germany 301 301 301
Umeå, Sweden 201 301 301
Madrid, Spain 301 201 301
Barcelona, Spain 201 201 301
Barcelona, Spain 401 401 301
Fribourg, Switzerland - - 301
Buffalo, NY, United States 201 201 301
Dublin, Ireland 201 301 301
Bath, ENG, United Kingdom 401 401 301
Christchurch, New Zealand 401 - 301
Santiago, Chile 401 301 301
Denver, CO, United States 301 301 301
Storrs, CT, United States 301 301 301
Joensuu, Finland 401 401 301
Chengdu, China 151 151 301
Guelph, Canada 201 201 301
Lexington, KY, United States 201 201 301
Liège, Belgium 201 201 301
Baltimore, MD, United States 401 401 301
Milano, Italy 301 401 301
Montpellier, France - 201 301
Naples, Italy 301 301 301
Newcastle, Australia 301 - 301
Denton, TX, United States - - 301
Eugene, OR, United States 201 301 301
Dunedin, New Zealand 201 201 301
Pavia, Italy 401 401 301
Porto, Portugal 301 301 301
Québec, Canada 401 401 301
Reading, ENG, United Kingdom 301 301 301
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 401 401 301
São Paulo, Brazil 301 301 301
Columbia, SC, United States 201 201 301
Odense, Denmark 301 201 301
St Andrews, SCT, United Kingdom 201 301 301
Sydney, Australia 301 301 301
Tehran, Iran - - 301
Knoxville, TN, United States 201 151 301
Enschede, Netherlands 301 301 301
Wollongong, Australia 301 201 301
Wellington, New Zealand 401 - 301
Blacksburg, VA, United States 201 201 301
Detroit, MI, United States 301 301 301
Sydney, Australia - - 301
Helsinki, Finland 401 401 401
Azadshahr, Iran - - 401
Thessaloníki, Greece 401 401 401
Bangor, WLS, United Kingdom - - 401
Beijing, China - - 401
Beersheba, Israel 401 401 401
Bielefeld, Germany 401 401 401
Provo, UT, United States 301 301 401
London, ENG, United Kingdom 401 401 401
Cairo, Egypt 401 401 401
Beijing, China 401 401 401
Darmstadt, Germany 401 401 401
Shanghai, China - - 401
Seoul, South Korea 401 401 401
Rio Grande, Brazil 401 401 401
University Park, FL, United States - 401 401
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - - 401
Changsha, China - - 401
Istanbul, Turkey 401 401 401
Kraków, Poland 301 301 401
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan - - 401
Kobe, Japan 201 301 401
Hannover, Germany 401 401 401
Graz, Austria 401 401 401
Paris, France 401 401 401
Nanjing, China - - 401
Nanjing, China 401 401 401
Tainan, Taiwan 201 301 401
Hsinchu, Taiwan 301 301 401
Changchun, China - - 401
Novosibirsk, Russia - - 401
Qinzhou, China - - 401
Stillwater, OK, United States 401 401 401
Osaka-shi, Japan - - 401
Beijing, China 401 401 401
Busan, South Korea - 401 401
Troy, NY, United States 201 301 401
Melbourne, Australia - - 401
London, ENG, United Kingdom - - 401
Saint Louis, MO, United States 401 401 401
San Diego, CA, United States 301 301 401
Pisa, Italy 301 301 401
Burnaby, Canada 201 201 401
Stellenbosch, South Africa 401 401 401
Stockholm, Sweden 401 401 401
Melbourne, Australia 301 301 401
Lubbock, TX, United States - 401 401
New York City, NY, United States 301 301 401
Missoula, MT, United States 301 301 401
Galveston, TX, United States 401 401 401
Tokyo, Japan 401 - 401
Roma, Italy 301 401 401
Campinas, Brazil 301 301 401
Aveiro, Portugal - - 401
Tarragona, Spain - - 401
Versailles, France - - 401
Nice, France 401 401 401
George Town, Malaysia 401 401 401
Albany, NY, United States - 301 401
Fairbanks, AK, United States 401 401 401
Bayreuth, Germany 401 401 401
Bremen, Germany 401 401 401
Orlando, FL, United States 301 301 401
Coimbra, Portugal 401 401 401
Düsseldorf, Germany 301 301 401
Ferrara, Italy 401 401 401
Konstanz, Germany 301 401 401
Durban, South Africa - 401 401
Ljubljana, Slovenia 401 401 401
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 301 401
Winnipeg, Canada 301 301 401
Braga, Portugal - - 401
Oulu, Finland 301 301 401
Palermo, Italy 401 401 401
Parma, Italy 401 401 401
Potsdam, Germany - - 401
Regensburg, Germany 401 401 401
Rostock, Germany 401 401 401
Fisciano, Italy - - 401
Saskatoon, Canada 301 301 401
Stuttgart, Germany 201 201 401
Guildford, ENG, United Kingdom 401 401 401
Tartu, Estonia - - 401
Bilbao, Spain 401 401 401
Turku, Finland 301 301 401
Valencia, Spain 201 301 401
Warsaw, Poland 301 301 401
Wyoming, OH, United States 401 301 401
Zagreb, Croatia - - 401
Logan, UT, United States 401 401 401
Vienna, Austria 401 401 401
Milano, Italy - - 401
Winston-Salem, NC, United States 301 401 401
Tokyo, Japan 401 - 401
Pullman, WA, United States 201 301 401
Wuhan, China 401 301 401
Tehran, Iran - 201 -
Lancaster, ENG, United Kingdom 301 301 -
Durham, NC, United States 401 301 -
New Orleans, LA, United States 301 301 -
Essen, Germany 301 301 -
Auburn, AL, United States 401 401 -
Ramat Gan, Israel 401 401 -
Braunschweig, Germany 401 401 -
Ottawa, Canada 401 401 -
Santiago, Chile 401 401 -
Clemson, SC, United States 401 401 -
Budapest, Hungary 301 401 -
Hiroshima, Japan 301 401 -
Kanazawa, Japan 401 401 -
Manhattan, KS, United States 401 401 -
Daegu, South Korea - 401 -
Nara, Japan - 401 -
Tehran, Iran - 401 -
Brooklyn, NY, United States 401 401 -
Syracuse, NY, United States 401 401 -
Tokushima, Japan - 401 -
Tokyo, Japan 301 401 -
Milano, Italy 401 401 -
Cork, Ireland 401 401 -
Little Rock, AR, United States 401 401 -
Fayetteville, AR, United States 401 401 -
Colchester, ENG, United Kingdom 401 401 -
Genoa, Italy 401 401 -
Graz, Austria 401 401 -
Jyväskylä, Finland - 401 -
Norman, OK, United States 401 401 -
Rennes, France 401 401 -
Kingston, RI, United States 301 401 -
Sevilla, Spain - 401 -
Szeged, Hungary 401 401 -
Trieste, Italy 401 401 -
Zaragoza, Spain 401 401 -
Pittsburgh, PA, United States 65 - -
Lausanne, Switzerland 96 - -
London, ENG, United Kingdom 201 - -
Ottawa, Canada 201 - -
Montpellier, France 201 - -
London, Canada 201 - -
Syracuse, NY, United States 301 - -
Paris, France 301 - -
Kent, OH, United States 401 - -
Taipei, Taiwan 401 - -
Cagliari, Italy 401 - -
Tilburg, Netherlands 401 - -
Memphis, TN, United States 401 - -
Toronto, Canada 401 - -

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