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RankUniversity NameCountryCityU-INDEXQS ScoreAnnual Fees (Domestic)Annual Fees (Foreign)Acceptance Rate
1ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologySwitzerlandZurich107.195.520002,000 USD4
2Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)SwitzerlandLausanne105.493.82000 2,000 USD4
3Technische Universität MünchenGermanyMunich104.0777.311501,150 USD9
4McGill UniversityCanadaMontreal10388.6300014,000 USD5
5National University of Singapore (NUS)SingaporeSingapore101.694.2800014,000 USD3
6UCL (University College London)United KingdomLondon10097.21600026,000 USD2
7Fudan UniversityChinaShanghai98.781.12000 6,000 USD6
8The Australian National UniversityAustraliaCanberra98.491800028,000 USD3
8University of CambridgeUnited KingdomCambridge98.498.61600028,000 USD1
10Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)SingaporeSingapore98.393.9800012,000 USD2
11University of British ColumbiaCanadaVancouver9881.26000 24,000 USD6
12University of OxfordUnited KingdomOxford97.597.71600036,000 USD1
13King's College LondonUnited KingdomLondon96.8911600028,000 USD3
14The University of EdinburghUnited KingdomEdinburgh9690.8400024,000 USD2
15Imperial College LondonUnited KingdomLondon95.996.11600042,000 USD1
16University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited StatesMadison95.780.32800028,000 USD7
17Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermanyMunich95.4774.711501,150 USD7
18University of MichiganUnited StatesDetroit9487.81400042,000 USD3
19Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United StatesBoston93.81004600046,000 USD1
20Stanford UniversityUnited StatesSan Francisco93.298.64200042,000 USD1
21The University of ManchesterUnited KingdomManchester9387.21600026,000 USD3
21Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChinaShanghai9375.420006,000 USD6
23Harvard UniversityUnited StatesBoston92.998.74400044,000 USD1
23California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United StatesLos Angeles92.997.94000040,000 USD1
25Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)FranceParis92.863.220002,000 USD10
26University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited StatesUrbana92.377.51600030,000 USD6
27University of California, Berkeley (UCB)United StatesSan Francisco9288.41200036,000 USD2
28Ecole normale supérieure, ParisFranceParis91.889.22000 2,000 USD1
29University of California, San Diego (UCSD)United StatesSan Diego91.782.51400038,000 USD4
30University of TorontoCanadaToronto91.587.1800032,000 USD2
30University of WashingtonUnited StatesSeattle91.576.31400030,000 USD6
32University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United StatesLos Angeles9188.21600038,000 USD2
33Tsinghua UniversityChinaBeijing90.388.560006,000 USD1
34Seoul National UniversitySouth KoreaSeoul90.185.360006,000 USD2
35KU LeuvenBelgiumLeuven9072.420002,000 USD6
36University of AlbertaCanadaEdmonton89.970.1600018,000 USD7
37The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong KongHong Kong89.888600012,000 USD1
37University of ZurichSwitzerlandZurich89.872.22000 4,000 USD6
39The University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong89.687.8600016,000 USD1
40London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)United KingdomLondon89.486.21400026,000 USD2
41The University of QueenslandAustraliaBrisbane89.281.8800028,000 USD3
42Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited StatesBaltimore89.191.94400044,000 USD2
43Cornell UniversityUnited StatesIthaca 8991.84400044,000 USD2
43Princeton UniversityUnited StatesNew York 8994.44200042,000 USD1
45University of ChicagoUnited StatesChicago88.894.64400044,000 USD1
45University of GenevaSwitzerlandGenève88.871.220002,000 USD6
47Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)ArgentinaBuenos Aires88.599864.610 USD8
48University of AmsterdamNetherlandsAmsterdam88.480.2400014,000 USD3
49Georgia Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesAtlanta88.372.310000 28,000 USD6
50University of BristolUnited KingdomBristol87.8851600028,000 USD2
51Delft University of TechnologyNetherlandsThe Hague87.776.5400012,000 USD4
52The University of MelbourneAustraliaMelbourne87.583.1800030,000 USD2
53Lund UniversitySwedenLund87.3975.45011,000 USD4
54Purdue UniversityUnited StatesWest Lafayette87.271.21000030,000 USD6
55City University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong8779.2600014,000 USD3
55KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & TechnologySouth KoreaDaejeon8782.680008,000 USD2
57Kyoto UniversityJapanKyoto86.784.960006,000 USD1
57Ecole PolytechniqueFranceParis86.783.850012,000 USD1
59The University of TokyoJapanTokyo86.684.860006,000 USD1
60Freie Universitaet BerlinGermanyBerlin86.5865.7600600 USD7
61Peking UniversityChinaBeijing86.383.720006,000 USD1
62The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)AustraliaSydney86.281.8800032,000 USD2
63Yale UniversityUnited StatesNew Haven8692.24600046,000 USD1
64The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)ChinaShenzhen85.981.1600014,000 USD2
65KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySwedenStockholm85.8970.95011,000 USD5
66University of PennsylvaniaUnited StatesPhiladelphia84.991.54800048,000 USD1
67Northwestern UniversityUnited StatesEvanston84.987.74400044,000 USD2
67The Ohio State UniversityUnited StatesColumbus84.969.31200026,000 USD6
69University of Texas at AustinUnited StatesAustin84.574.51000034,000 USD4
70University of California, DavisUnited StatesSacramento84.472.21400038,000 USD5
71Université de MontréalCanadaMontreal84.266.6200014,000 USD6
72University of BaselSwitzerlandBasel83.763.120002,000 USD7
73Monash UniversityAustraliaMelbourne83.476800028,000 USD3
74The University of AucklandNew ZealandAuckland83.272.4600024,000 USD4
75Columbia UniversityUnited StatesNew York 83.189.74800046,000 USD1
76University of LausanneSwitzerlandLausanne8362.420002,000 USD7
77KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermanyKarlsruhe82.570.815001,500 USD4
78The University of SydneyAustraliaSydney82.381.92800040,000 USD2
79University of BarcelonaSpainBarcelona82.258.620002,000 USD8
80Ghent UniversityBelgiumGhent82.264.620002,000 USD6
81Duke UniversityUnited StatesDurham82.187.944000 44,000 USD1
82Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)BelgiumLeuven82.161.52000 2,000 USD7
83University of GlasgowUnited KingdomGlasgow8276.84000 26,000 USD2
84Utrecht UniversityNetherlandsUtrecht81.970.7400012,000 USD4
85Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet HeidelbergGermanyMannheim81.876.115001,500 USD2
86University of CopenhagenDenmarkCopenhagen81.6875.710016,000 USD2
87University of SouthamptonUnited KingdomSouthampton81.672.81600024,000 USD4
88Leiden UniversityNetherlandsLeiden81.570.34000 20,000 USD4
89University of Colorado BoulderUnited StatesBoulder81.556.91200034,000 USD9
90The University of NottinghamUnited KingdomNottingham81.275.41600022,000 USD3
91University of North Carolina, Chapel HillUnited StatesChapel Hill81.173.7800026,000 USD3
92University of St AndrewsUnited KingdomSt Andrews81.175.9400026,000 USD2
93National Taiwan University (NTU)TaiwanTaipei 8175.420002,000 USD2
94Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapanTokyo80.879.48000 8,000 USD1
95Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)MexicoMexico City80.559.6500500 USD7
96Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlandsEindhoven80.466.2400012,000 USD5
97University of BirminghamUnited KingdomBirmingham80.474.616000 24,000 USD3
98Uppsala UniversitySwedenUppsala80.3968.45011,000 USD4
99New York University (NYU)United StatesNew York 80.380.54600046,000 USD3
100Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited StatesUniversity Park80.168.71800023,000 USD5
101The University of AdelaideAustraliaAdelaide 80.166.7800032,000 USD5
102Osaka UniversityJapanOsaka80.178.360006,000 USD1
103University of GroningenNetherlandsGroningen8068.8400012,000 USD4
104Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)FranceParis79.950.320002,000 USD10
105Durham UniversityUnited KingdomDurham79.8771600026,000 USD2
106The University of SheffieldUnited KingdomSheffield79.473.61600028,000 USD3
107Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinGermanyBerlin79.3864.5600600 USD5
108University of BernSwitzerlandBern79.258.62000 2,000 USD7
109University of TurkuFinlandTurku79.0849.1100100 USD10
110University of ViennaAustriaVienna78.7960.8502,000 USD6
111Technical University of DenmarkDenmarkCopenhagen78.7866.810020,000 USD4
112Texas A&M UniversityUnited StatesCollege Station78.759.71000024,000 USD7
113Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1FranceGrenoble78.548.920002,000 USD10
114McMaster UniversityCanadaHamilton78.361.56000 20,000 USD6
115Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet FreiburgGermanyFreiburg78.263.515001,500 USD5
116University of LeedsUnited KingdomLeeds7872.21600024,000 USD3
117University of PittsburghUnited StatesPittsburgh77.963.51800028,000 USD6
118Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneFranceParis77.848.220002,000 USD10
119Eberhard Karls Universität TübingenGermanyTubingen77.75715001,500 USD7
120Université de StrasbourgFranceStrasbourg77.748.120002,000 USD10
121Université Paris-SudFranceParis77.748.12000 2,000 USD10
122Wageningen UniversityNetherlandsWageningen77.663.4400022,000 USD5
123University of Maryland, College ParkUnited StatesCollege Park77.564.51000030,000 USD5
124Michigan State UniversityUnited StatesEast Lansing77.158.914000 36,000 USD7
125Tohoku UniversityJapanSendai7775.260006,000 USD1
126Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)South KoreaPohang7772.260006,000 USD2
127The University of Western AustraliaAustraliaPerth 76.869.4800032,000 USD3
128University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)United StatesSanta Barbara76.564.31400038,000 USD5
129Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited StatesPittsburgh76.276.84800048,000 USD3
130Chalmers University of TechnologySwedenGoteborg75.99645011,000 USD4
131Queen Mary University of LondonUnited KingdomLondon75.8671600024,000 USD4
132Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlandsRotterdam75.764.5400010,000 USD4
133Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7FranceParis75.64620002,000 USD10
134University of OsloNorwayOslo75.3963.45050 USD4
135Trinity College Dublin, The University of DublinIrelandDublin75.374.310000 24,000 USD1
136Brown UniversityUnited StatesBoston75.381.546000 46,000 USD1
137University of Science and Technology of ChinaChinaHefei75.366.720006,000 USD3
138Vienna University of TechnologyAustriaVienna74.8953.9502,000 USD7
139Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BelgiumBrussels74.854.220004,000 USD7
140Technische Universität BerlinGermanyBerlin74.4856.6600600 USD6
141Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussiaMoscow74.267.21000010,000 USD3
142University of MinnesotaUnited StatesMinneapolis74.164.914000 20,000 USD4
143RWTH Aachen UniversityGermanyAachen74.162.2500501 USD4
144University of YorkUnited KingdomYork74.168.31600024,000 USD3
145Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamNetherlandsAmsterdam7456.8400014,000 USD6
146University of WaterlooCanadaWaterloo73.960.91000024,000 USD5
147University of BergenNorwayBergen73.8955.95050 USD6
148The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongHong Kong73.766.3800014,000 USD3
149Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South KoreaSeoul73.566.180006,000 USD3
150Aarhus UniversityDenmarkAarhus73.3867.410018,000 USD2
151Georg-August-University GoettingenGermanyGottingen73.158.52000 2,000 USD5
152Universidad Autónoma de MadridSpainMadrid73.155.520002,000 USD6
153University of HelsinkiFinlandHelsinki73.0870.1100100 USD1
154Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergGermanyNuremberg72.842.9500500 USD10
155King Saud UniversitySaudi ArabiaRiyadh72.699848.710 USD8
156Korea UniversitySouth KoreaSeoul72.668.280008,000 USD2
157Universite libre de BruxellesBelgiumBrussels72.65220002,000 USD7
158University of AntwerpBelgiumAntwerp72.551.920002,000 USD7
159Politecnico di MilanoItalyMilan72.455.240004,000 USD6
160Maastricht UniversityNetherlandsMaastricht72.458.2400012,000 USD5
161Yonsei UniversitySouth KoreaSeoul72.367.98000 8,000 USD2
162University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)United StatesChicago72.355.72200022,000 USD7
163The University of ArizonaUnited StatesTucson72.350.71200028,000 USD8
164Lancaster UniversityUnited KingdomLancashire72.165.51200026,000 USD3
165Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaSpainBarcelona7254.840004,000 USD6
166National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwanHsinchu71.860.220004,000 USD4
167Sapienza University of RomeItalyRoma71.65120002,000 USD7
168University of AberdeenUnited KingdomAberdeen71.463.2400022,000 USD3
169Boston UniversityUnited StatesBoston71.371.144000 44,000 USD3
170University of MilanItalyMilan7141.840004,000 USD10
171Radboud UniversityNetherlandsNijmegen70.956.740004,000 USD5
172Cardiff UniversityUnited KingdomCardiff70.8651600026,000 USD3
173Stockholm UniversitySwedenStockholm70.7955.85011,000 USD5
174University Complutense MadridSpainMadrid70.349.720002,000 USD7
175Alma Mater Studiorum - University of BolognaItalyBologna70.152.52000 2,000 USD6
176The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsraelJerusalem7061.8400014,000 USD3
177Westfälische Wilhelms-Universitat MünsterGermanyMunster7046.420002,000 USD8
178University of LiverpoolUnited KingdomLiverpool69.961.11600024,000 USD4
179University of FloridaUnited StatesGainesville69.556.18000 30,000 USD5
180Arizona State UniversityUnited StatesTempe69.547.510000 24,000 USD8
181University of TwenteNetherlandsTwente69.355.140008,000 USD5
182University of CalgaryCanadaCalgary69.352.5600018,000 USD6
183Aalto UniversityFinlandHelsinki69.0863.1100100 USD2
184University of California, IrvineUnited StatesLos Angeles68.859.21200036,000 USD4
185Zhejiang UniversityChinaZhejiang68.766.960006,000 USD1
186The University of Western OntarioUnited KingdomLondon68.454.6600018,000 USD5
187Universität HamburgGermanyHamburg68.2850.4600600 USD6
188University of OtagoNew ZealandDunedin 67.857600026,000 USD4
189Universiti Malaya (UM)MalaysiaKuala Lumpur67.762.120004,000 USD2
190Universität StuttgartGermanyStuttgart67.74715001,500 USD7
191Technische Universität DresdenGermanyDresden67.549.6500500 USD6
192National Chiao Tung UniversityTaiwanHsinchu 67.455.820004,000 USD4
193Nagoya UniversityJapanNagoya67.465.66000 6,000 USD1
194Beijing Normal UniversityChinaBeijing67.199849.216,000 USD6
195Aix-Marseille UniversityFranceMarseille67.137.520002,000 USD10
196Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
MexicoMonterrey66.848.61400014,000 USD7
197Simon Fraser UniversityCanadaBurnaby66.850600018,000 USD6
198Queen's University BelfastUnited KingdomBelfast66.655.8600022,000 USD4
199Université de MontpellierFranceMontpellier66.336.4500500 USD10
200Université de LiègeBelgiumLiege66.145.520004,000 USD7
201University of St.Gallen (HSG)SwitzerlandSt. Gallen66.139.94000 6,000 USD9
202Rice UniversityUnited StatesHouston65.867.84000040,000 USD2
203Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaSpainBarcelona65.742.540004,000 USD8
204Université Paris DescartesFranceParis65.535.92000 2,000 USD10
205Universidade de São PauloBrazilSao Paulo65.399862.412,000 USD1
206Newcastle UniversityUnited KingdomNewcastle65.259.41600022,000 USD3
207Università di PadovaItalyPadua6541.420002,000 USD8
208University of CanterburyNew ZealandChristchurch6551.2600012,000 USD5
209Hokkaido UniversityJapanSapporo64.963.160006,000 USD1
210Indian Institute of Science (IISc) BangaloreIndiaBangalore64.962500500 USD1
211Politecnico di TorinoItalyTurin64.741.12000 2,000 USD8
212Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse IIIFranceToulouse64.735.120002,000 USD10
213Kyushu UniversityJapanFukuoka64.562.76000 6,000 USD1
214University College DublinIrelandDublin64.560.510000 26,000 USD2
215Indiana University BloomingtonUnited StatesBloomington64.445.81200034,000 USD7
216University of SussexUnited KingdomBrighton64.455.616000 24,000 USD4
217Washington University in St. LouisUnited StatesSt Louis64.166.94400044,000 USD2
218University of VirginiaUnited StatesCharlottesville63.957.714000 42,000 USD3
219Tel Aviv UniversityIsraelTel Aviv63.952.7400016,000 USD4
220Universität InnsbruckAustriaInnsbruck63.5942.6502,000 USD7
221University of California, Santa CruzUnited StatesSanta Cruz63.445.214000 38,000 USD7
222Iowa State UniversityUnited StatesAmes63.337.9800020,000 USD9
223Queen`s University at KingstonCanadaKingston63.252.4600024,000 USD4
224Victoria University of WellingtonNew ZealandWellington 63.249.4600020,000 USD5
225University of Cape TownSouth AfricaCape Town6357.840008,000 USD2
226CentraleSupélecFranceParis6360.1500500 USD1
227Tilburg UniversityNetherlandsTilburg6342.840004,000 USD7
228Universität Frankfurt am MainGermanyFrankfurt am Main62.8848600600 USD5
229The University of Newcastle, Australia (UoN)AustraliaNewcastle62.846.4800022,000 USD6
230Technische Universität DarmstadtGermanyDarmstadt62.647.7500500 USD5
231University of BathUnited KingdomBath62.659.81600024,000 USD2
232University of GothenburgSwedenGoteborg62.5947.65011,000 USD5
233The University of ExeterUnited KingdomExeter62.359.51600026,000 USD2
234Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)ChileSantiago62.158.11000010,000 USD2
235Technion - Israel Institute of TechnologyIsraelHaifa6253.840006,000 USD3
236University of Hawai'i at MañoaUnited StatesHonolulu62401000028,000 USD8
237Hanyang UniversitySouth KoreaSeoul61.854.4800010,000 USD3
238National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)TaiwanTainan City61.750.120004,000 USD4
239University of IowaUnited StatesIowa City61.641.31850039,000 USD8
240Norwegian University of Science And TechnologyNorwayTrondheim61.5946.65050 USD5
241University of WollongongAustraliaWollongong 61.448800022,000 USD5
242James Cook UniversityAustraliaTownsville61.335.9800024,000 USD9
243Universidad AustralArgentinaBuenos Aires61.241.46000 6,000 USD7
244Dalhousie UniversityCanadaDartmouth61.144.7800016,000 USD6
245University of Southern CaliforniaUnited StatesLos Angeles6164.24600046,000 USD2
246University of PisaItalyPisa60.737.120002,000 USD8
247University of California, RiversideUnited StatesLos Angeles60.745.51400036,000 USD6
248National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)TaiwanTaipei 60.746.120004,000 USD5
249University of CologneGermanyCologne60.639.7500500 USD7
250University of KansasUnited StatesLawrence60.635.61000024,000 USD9
251Rutgers University - New BrunswickUnited StatesNew York 60.445.21400028,000 USD6
252Ben Gurion University of The NegevIsraelBe'er Sheva60.446.240004,000 USD5
253Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)MalaysiaKuala Lumpur60.339.720004,000 USD7
254Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitt BonnGermanyBonn60.351.4500500 USD3
255University of VictoriaCanadaVictoria60.240.4600018,000 USD7
256Universitat Pompeu FabraSpainBarcelona59.842.640004,000 USD6
257L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU)KazakhstanAstana59.636.86000 6,000 USD8
258Deakin UniversityAustraliaGeelong59.540.1800023,000 USD7
259University College CorkIrelandCork59.549.1800024,000 USD4
260Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaMalaysiaSkudai Johor 59.541.9200010,000 USD6
261King Fahd University of Petroleum & MineralsSaudi ArabiaDammam59.499853.510 USD2
262American University of Beirut (AUB)LebanonBeirut 59.445.42000020,000 USD6
263University of UtahUnited StatesSalt Lake City59.336.9800024,000 USD8
264University of PortoPortugalPorto59.241.62000 2,000 USD6
265Massey UniversityNew ZealandPalmerston North59.239.4600020,000 USD7
266Washington State UniversityUnited StatesPullman59.137.51200024,000 USD8
267Emory UniversityUnited StatesAtlanta5958.84400044,000 USD3
268University of WaikatoNew ZealandHamilton5939.2600018,000 USD7
269Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)MalaysiaKuala Lumpur58.941.320006,000 USD6
270National University of Ireland, GalwayIrelandGalway58.845600014,000 USD5
271Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina Santa María de los Buenos Aires (UCA)ArgentinaBuenos Aires58.838.430003,000 USD7
272Linköping UniversitySwedenLinköping58.6943.75011,000 USD5
273Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)IndiaNew Delhi58.656.44000 6,000 USD1
274Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)SpainMadrid58.341.140004,000 USD6
275Loughborough UniversityUnited KingdomLeicestershire58.349.51600026,000 USD4
276University of NavarraSpainPamplona Navarra58.145.51200012,000 USD5
277Royal Holloway University of LondonUnited KingdomLondon58.149.31600024,000 USD4
278University of RochesterUnited StatesRochester5854.84400044,000 USD4
279Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)MalaysiaPulau Pinang 5843.420006,000 USD5
280Harbin Institute of TechnologyChinaHarbin57.99984314,000 USD5
281Queensland University of Technology (QUT)AustraliaBrisbane57.845.81500023,000 USD5
282Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUnited StatesBlacksburg57.739.21250030,000 USD7
283École Normale Supérieure de LyonFranceLyon57.755.120002,000 USD1
284University of LeicesterUnited KingdomLeicester57.748.91600024,000 USD4
285Laval UniversityCanadaQuébec57.340.1400018,000 USD6
286University of East Anglia (UEA)United KingdomNorwich57.248.41600022,000 USD4
287Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)BrazilSao Paulo57.099854.112,000 USD1
288Universität JenaGermanyJena57.0436.1300300 USD7
289Tongji UniversityChinaShanghai56.899838.914,000 USD6
290University of EssexUnited KingdomColchester56.741.91600022,000 USD6
291Charles University in PragueCzech RepublicPrague56.5944.6508,000 USD4
292Stellenbosch UniversitySouth AfricaCape Town56.542.340006,000 USD5
293University of South AustraliaAustraliaAdelaide 56.543.51000026,000 USD5
294Universität MannheimGermanyMannheim56.4435.5300300 USD7
295Universidad de ChileChileSantiago56.451.66000 6,000 USD2
296University of DundeeUnited KingdomDundee56.4468000 22,000 USD4
297Lincoln UniversityNew ZealandChristchurch56.436.66000 22,000 USD7
298The American University in CairoEgyptCairo56.338.918000 26,000 USD7
299Universität BremenGermanyBremen56.138.2500500 USD6
300Universidade Nova de LisboaPortugalLisbon55.838.220002,000 USD6
301Aalborg UniversityDenmarkAalborg55.7837.810016,000 USD6
302Al-Farabi Kazakh National UniversityKazakhstanAlmaty55.644.86000 6,000 USD4
303University of Southern DenmarkDenmarkOdense 55.4837.510014,000 USD6
304Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)IndiaMumbai55.452.82000 2,000 USD1
305Umea UniversitySwedenÖrnsköldsvik55.3940.45011,000 USD5
306University of JyväskyläFinlandJyvaskyla55.3840.4100100 USD5
307University of TsukubaJapanTsukuba55.250.460006,000 USD2
308Curtin UniversityAustraliaPerth 55.243.81800026,000 USD5
309Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongHong Kong55.244.3550015,500 USD4
310Universität KonstanzGermanyKonstanz55.140.415001,500 USD5
311La Trobe UniversityAustraliaMelbourne54.935.5800020,000 USD7
312Macquarie UniversityAustraliaSydney54.849.41800030,000 USD3
313University of Technology SydneyAustraliaSydney54.750.52400024,000 USD3
314University of CoimbraPortugalCoimbra54.737.12000 2,000 USD6
315Saint-Petersburg State UniversityRussiaSt. Petersburg54.446.450005,000 USD3
316North Carolina State UniversityUnited StatesRaleigh54.441.41000022,000 USD5
317Case Western Reserve UniversityUnited StatesCleveland54.450.84200042,000 USD4
318Kyung Hee UniversitySouth KoreaSeoul54.242.620006,000 USD4
319Dublin City UniversityIrelandDublin54.138.11000010,000 USD6
320Bilkent UniversityTurkeyAnkara54.135.51200014,000 USD7
321Wuhan UniversityChinaWuhan53.544.92000 6,000 USD3
322Dartmouth CollegeUnited StatesHanover53.4604800048,000 USD1
323University of SurreyUnited KingdomLondon53.447.61600022,000 USD3
324University of StirlingUnited KingdomStirling53.236400020,000 USD6
325Universidad de los AndesColombiaBogota53.143.91400014,000 USD4
326University of TasmaniaAustraliaHobart 5336.2600020,000 USD6
327Tampere University of TechnologyFinlandTampere52.7837.8100100 USD5
328University of StrathclydeUnited KingdomGlasgow52.747.5400022,000 USD2
329Chulalongkorn UniversityThailandBangkok52.446.820004,000 USD2
330Yeshiva UniversityUnited StatesNew York 52.4363800038,000 USD8
331University at Buffalo SUNYUnited StatesBuffalo52.239.210000 22,000 USD5
332Sciences PoFranceNancy5250.2600010,000 USD1
333RMIT UniversityAustraliaMelbourne51.944.92500025,000 USD4
334Oxford Brookes UniversityUnited KingdomOxford51.940.11600020,000 USD5
335Heriot-Watt UniversityUnited KingdomEdinburgh51.740.5400022,000 USD4
336Griffith UniversityAustraliaBrisbane51.739.916000 22,000 USD5
337Brunel University LondonUnited KingdomLondon51.539.71600022,000 USD5
338Johannes Gutenberg Universität MainzGermanyFrankfurt am Main51.3836.5600600 USD5
339Waseda UniversityJapanTokyo51.351.11400014,000 USD1
340Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityChinaShaanxi51.339.720006,000 USD4
341University of Notre DameUnited StatesNotre Dame51.354.14400044,000 USD2
342City University LondonUnited KingdomLondon51.242.41600022,000 USD4
343National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaiwanTaipei 5136.420004,000 USD5
344Universität LeipzigGermanyLeipzig50.9536250250 USD5
345University of the WitwatersrandSouth AfricaJohannesburg50.939.740008,000 USD4
346King Abdulaziz University (KAU)Saudi ArabiaJeddah 50.899841.910 USD3
347National Sun Yat-sen UniversityTaiwanKaohsiung50.836.220004,000 USD5
348Nankai UniversityChinaTianjin50.699844.714,000 USD2
349National Yang Ming UniversityTaiwanTaipei 50.439.240006,000 USD4
350Sun Yat-sen UniversityChinaGuangzhou50.341.72000 6,000 USD3
351Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityRussiaMoscow5039.260008,000 USD4
352National Central UniversityTaiwanTaoyuan49.735.120004,000 USD5
353University of KentUnited KingdomKent49.637.61500019,000 USD5
354Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroBrazilRio de Janeiro49.299840.312,000 USD3
355Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)IndiaChennai 49.246.62000 2,000 USD1
356Ewha Womans UniversitySouth KoreaSeoul48.43880008,000 USD4
357National Technical University of AthensGreeceAthens48.3936.4501,000 USD4
358Mahidol UniversityThailandBangkok48.242.62000 8,000 USD2
359University of MiamiUnited StatesMiami48.144.54200042,000 USD4
360Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)RussiaMoscow48.135.110000 12,000 USD5
361Georgetown UniversityUnited StatesWashington47.8514600046,000 USD2
362University of Eastern FinlandFinlandKuopio47.7838.8100100 USD3
363University of WarsawPolandWarsaw47.63920004,000 USD3
364Aston UniversityUnited KingdomBirmingham47.638.81600024,000 USD4
365Stony Brook University, State University of New YorkUnited StatesNew York 47.536.7600018,000 USD4
366Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)IndiaKanpur47.245400010,000 USD1
367Swansea UniversityUnited KingdomSwansea46.8351600020,000 USD5
368University of OuluFinlandOulu46.6837.7100100 USD3
369Birkbeck, University of LondonUnited KingdomLondon46.343.114000 20,000 USD2
370Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)IndiaKheradpir46.343.72000 2,000 USD1
371Novosibirsk State UniversityRussiaNovosibirsk46.24140004,000 USD2
372Universidad Nacional de ColombiaColombiaBogota46.099843.114,000 USD1
373Leibniz Universität HannoverGermanyHannover45.837.220002,000 USD3
374Ecole Normale Supérieure de CachanFranceParis45.742.8500500 USD1
375University of Massachusetts AmherstUnited StatesAmherst45.4482800028,000 USD1
376Vanderbilt UniversityUnited StatesNashville45.350.74200042,000 USD1
377University of ConnecticutUnited StatesStorrs4535.81400034,000 USD4
378University UlmGermanyUlm44.939.215001,500 USD2
379Boston CollegeUnited StatesBoston4444.24600046,000 USD3
380École des Ponts ParisTechFranceParis43.741.120002,000 USD1
381American UniversityUnited StatesWashington43.636.64000040,000 USD5
382Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)JapanTokyo43.535.760006,000 USD3
383Tufts UniversityUnited StatesBoston43.346.94800048,000 USD2
384Hiroshima UniversityJapanHiroshima43.338.560006,000 USD2
385Kobe UniversityJapanKobe42.337.56000 6,000 USD2
386Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUnited StatesAlbany41.338.54600046,000 USD4
387Universitas IndonesiaIndonesiaJakarta40.6937.7504,000 USD1
388Université Paris DauphineFranceParis39.536.920002,000 USD1
389Brandeis UniversityUnited StatesBoston39.336.14400044,000 USD4
390George Washington UniversityUnited StatesWashington39405000050,000 USD3
391Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA)FranceLyon38.835.9500500 USD1
392Beihang University (former BUAA)ChinaBeijing38.736.120006,000 USD1
393Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)IndiaRoorkee Uttarakhand38.535.710001,000 USD1
394Northeastern UniversityUnited StatesBoston3837.44200042,000 USD3

The 2017 STC Higher Education Indexes is a collection of six very different rankings measuring the accessibility of quality higher education and the production of high-value qualified labour around the world, accessibility being financially and academically. Those rankings are categorized in the University Indexes and the Human Capita Indexes. Each of them has a different index calculation and highlights very different results.

The University Indexes are composed of two rankings, one ranking universities and the other ranking cities according to the perception of individuals. The Human Capita Indexes take the perspective of the corporations and governments. It is divided into segments ranking cities and countries. Each of these segments offer an “Elite” ranking with universities with a QS score above 80.

This University ranking(table) measures the accessibility, both academic and financial, of quality education offered by each university. Our index looks for balance between those three factors to facilitate the choice for an individual. You can go through the ranking and view which university offers the best risk-to-reward ration and filter by university cost and academic accessibility. The ranking will hopefully permit you to make the most rewarding choice in selecting a university for yourself or your children.

All information is expressed in USD. The data has been collected in fall 2016.

The 2016 QS University Score

The QS University score has been developed by QS in order to rank the world’s universities. Here is what they have to say about it: “The QS World University Rankings® are designed to help prospective students make informed comparisons of leading universities around the world. Based on six performance indicators, the ranking assesses university performance across four areas: research, teaching, employability and internationalization.

Each of the six indicators carries a different weighting when calculating the overall scores (see below). Four of the indicators are based on ‘hard’ data, and the remaining two are based on major global surveys – one of academics and another of employers – each the largest of their kind.”

We have taken the top 394 (cut-off QS score of 35) universities in the world from the 2016 QS University Ranking.

The Fees

Fees highlight the average annual fees for undergraduates for both local students and international students. The fees are taken mostly from the QS ranking, but because in some case the QS ranking is incomplete or imprecise we have added some of our own data. QS takes the average tuition costs. Our data includes the minimum fees that every student is required to pay, such as registration fees and annual contributions. Tuition fees for our data are the general annual costs, usually similar to a Bachelor in Economy, for example. Our data is taken directly from the school’s website for 2016-17.

The Number of Students

The number of students includes both local and international students and these figures are all taken from the QS ranking.

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate is not an aggregate measure, as such a thing doesn’t exist. It is estimated based on numerous different standards on acceptance, from acceptance rate in the U.S., to SAT scores and specialized tests elsewhere. It’s the variable with the highest probability of error and in some cases based on interpretation. It is measured from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest chance of acceptance. Acceptance is based on local students from the province. The value can change for foreign students or student from out of province.

The vast majority of the data was taken from the annual QS University Ranking.

http://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings

Missing data or sometime incorrect ones were taken the official university website.

Acceptance Rate

Many sources were taken to estimate the acceptance rate.

Acceptance rate UK

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?o=Entry+Standards

Acceptance rate U.S.A

https://colleges.niche.com/rankings/hardest-to-get-in/

Other Acceptance Rates

https://www.petersons.com/
http://australianuniversities.co/atar-course-entry-requirements.html
http://college.gaokao.com/
http://www.studyineurope.eu/
http://www.nc-werte.info/
http://www.4icu.org/
http://www.derszamani.net/
http://statistik.uhr.se/
http://www.elpais.com/