Harvard is ranked 1st in the world, followed by Stanford in 2nd place, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
ARWU Top 10 Universities in the World:
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 MIT
4 University of California, Berkeley
5 University of Cambridge
6 Princeton University
7 California Institute of Technology
8 Columbia University
9 University of Chicago
10 University of Oxford
Source: ARWU

Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 (Top 10 universities):
1. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
2. Pohang University of Science and Technology (Republic of Korea)
3. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Republic of Korea)
4. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong SAR, China)
5. Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
6. Maastricht University (the Netherlands)
7. University of California, Irvine (United States)
8. University of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
9. University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
10. Paris-Sud University (France)

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 (Top 10 universities):
1 California Institute of Technology
2 Harvard University
3 University of Oxford
4 Stanford University
5 University of Cambridge
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7 Princeton University
8 University of California, Berkeley
9 Imperial College London
9 Yale University

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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