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Times Higher Education
World University Rankings 2022

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Times Higher Education (THE) has announced the results of the World University Rankings 2022.

The list includes more than 1,600 universities spanning 99 countries and regions. It’s “the only global university league table to judge research-intensive universities across each one of their core missions”: 

  • Teaching (the learning environment) 
  • Research (volume, income, and reputation)
  • International outlook (staff, students, and research)
  • Citations (research influence)
  • Industry income (knowledge transfer) 

Times Higher Education employs 13 performance indicators to ensure “comprehensive and balanced comparisons,” and the data is independently audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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ApplyBoard Partner Universities

ApplyBoard extends our congratulations to our partner universities across Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States included in the World University Rankings 2022—an impressive 99 made the cut! We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to work with each of our partner schools to break down the barriers to international education.


The Australian National University
University of Canberra
University of Wollongong
James Cook University
University of Tasmania
Edith Cowan University
Bond University
Murdoch University
Federation University
Central Queensland University
Charles Sturt University


University of Ottawa
University of Waterloo
Western University
University of Manitoba
University of Guelph
University of Saskatchewan
Carleton University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of New Brunswick
Ontario Tech University
University of Regina
University of Windsor
Lakehead University
Ryerson University

United Kingdom

Lancaster University
University of Liverpool
The University of Dundee
University of Reading
University of Surrey
Swansea University
University of Essex
Bournemouth University
Brunel University London
Loughborough University
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Stirling
Middlesex University
University of Strathclyde
University of the West of England
Aberystwyth University
Nottingham Trent University
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
Coventry University
De Montfort University
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
Kingston University London
Leeds Beckett University
London South Bank University
University of South Wales
University of Chester
Abertay University
Bishop Grosseteste University
University of Buckingham
University of Chichester
Cranfield University
University for the Creative Arts
University of Cumbria
University of Gloucestershire
Ravensbourne University London

United States

University of California, Irvine
Arizona State University
University of Arizona
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of South Florida
University of Colorado – Denver
George Mason University
University of Iowa
University of New Mexico – Albuquerque
University of Utah
University of Delaware
Hofstra University
University of Illinois at Chicago
Colorado State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Washington State University
University of Connecticut
Iowa State University
University of Kansas
American University
Clark University
Florida International University
University of Montana
Northern Arizona University
Saint Louis University
Auburn University
University of Central Florida
University of Idaho
Louisiana State University
Montana State University
Baylor University
Kent State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Western Kentucky University
Western Michigan University
Adelphi University
Full Sail University

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Top 50 Universities for 2022

*The = symbol denotes a tie.

Ranking University Country
1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 California Institute of Technology United States
2 Harvard University United States
4 Stanford University United States
=5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
=5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
7 Princeton University United States
8 University of California, Berkeley United States
9 Yale University United States
10 The University of Chicago United States
11 Columbia University United States
12 Imperial College London United States
=13 Johns Hopkins University United States
=13 University of Pennsylvania United States
15 ETH Zurich Switzerland
=16 Peking University China
=16 Tsinghua University China
=18 University of Toronto Canada
=18 UCL United Kingdom
20 University of California, Los Angeles United States
21 National University of Singapore Singapore
22 Cornell University United States
23 Duke University United States
=24 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor United States
=24 Northwestern University United States
26 New York University United States
27 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom
28 Carnegie Mellon University United States
29 University of Washington United States
=30 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
=30 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
32 LMU Munich Germany
33 University of Melbourne Australia
34 University of California, San Diego United States
=35 King’s College London United Kingdom
=35 The University of Tokyo Japan
37 University of British Columbia Canada
38 Technical University of Munich Germany
39 Karolinska Institute Sweden
=40 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
=40 Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris France
=42 Heidelberg University Germany
=42 KU Leuven Belgium
44 McGill University Canada
45 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
46 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore
47 University of Texas at Austin United States
48 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
49 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
50 University of Manchester United Kingdom

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