According to the U.S. News' 2017 Global Universities Rankings, Harvard University was ranked No. 1 among the top 1,000 universities in the world and ahead of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2nd globally) and Stanford University (3rd globally).

The University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA) was rated No. 10 in the world according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings. It was also named among the very best in the following subject rankings: psychiatry/psychology (No. 5), chemistry (No. 7), neuroscience and behavior (No. 6) and mathematics (No. 8).

The University of Washington maintained its No. 11 spot (tied with Johns Hopkins University) in the 2017 edition of U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings. The UW remains the third-ranked public university on the global list, behind University of California, Berkeley (4th) and UCLA (10th).

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) was ranked No. 16 overall among the top 1,000 universities globally, and was placed in the top five for seven specialty rankings by U.S. News. In the specialties, UCSF ranked 2nd for Immunology as well as Neuroscience & Behavior; 3rd for Clinical Medicine, Molecular Biology & Genetics, and Pharmacology & Toxicology; and 5th for Biology & Biochemistry and Microbiology.

* Next: Times Higher Education Ranking 2016–2017

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