What are the Top 10 universities in the world? Which universities & colleges are consistently ranked among the top ten list in the world university rankings? According to a number of international league tables, United States has the most number of institutions ranked in the Global Top 10.

Following are the rankings of top ten universities by the ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities), Times Higher Education Supplement and Newsweek. From here, we can see that six leading institutions are ranked in the top 10 globally across the three major international league tables:
- Harvard (1st in all three rankings)
- Cambridge (3rd in THES, 4th in ARWU and 6th in Newswek)
- MIT (5th in ARWU, 7th in Newsweek, 9th in THES)
- Caltech (4th in Newsweek, 5th in THES and 6th in ARWU)
- Columbia (7th in ARWU, 10th in both Newswek and THES)
- Oxford (4th in THES, 8th in Newsweek and 10th in ARWU)

ARWU League Table 2009:
1 Harvard University USA
2 Stanford University USA
3 Univ of California - Berkeley USA
4 Univ of Cambridge UK
5 Massachusetts Inst Tech (MIT) USA
6 California Inst Tech USA
7 Columbia Univ USA
8 Princeton Univ USA
9 Univ of Chicago USA
10 Univ of Oxford UK

THES-QS World University Rankings 2008:
1 HARVARD University United States
2 YALE University United States
3 University of CAMBRIDGE United Kingdom
4 University of OXFORD United Kingdom
5 CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology United States
6 IMPERIAL College London United Kingdom
7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
8 University of CHICAGO United States
9 MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology United States
10 COLUMBIA University United States

Newsweek top 100 global universities:
1. Harvard University
2. Stanford University
3. Yale University
4. California Institute of Technology
5. U of California at Berkeley
6. U of Cambridge
7. Massachusetts Institute Technology
8. Oxford Univ
9. U of California at San Francisco
10. Columbia Univ

* View below for the list of Top 10 Universities (by country):
- UK
- Australia
- Canada
- America
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World University Ranking Tables

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