Study Abroad: QS World University Ranking 2024 Reveals Top 30 Universities; MIT Claims 1st Place for 12th Year

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QS World University Rankings for 2024 are out. Check out the list of top 30 universities around the world.

The highly anticipated QS World University Rankings for 2024 have been released by global higher analyst specialist, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It showcases the continued dominance of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the 12th consecutive year. The University of Cambridge has managed to retain its second position, while the University of Oxford has climbed to claim the third spot, replacing Stanford University.


Significant changes to the methodology were introduced for the QS Rankings 2024, resulting in notable fluctuations in university rankings this year. Three new metrics played a crucial role in the evaluations: Sustainability, Employment Outcomes, and International Research Network.

QS Rankings is known for its comprehensive analysis of 1,500 institutions across 104 locations. It has also relied on a wealth of data including 17.5 million academic papers, and input from 240,000 academic faculty and employers.

This 20th edition of the rankings arrives during a period of evolving priorities in higher education. It has positioned itself as a central hub connecting millions of students, academics, employers, and institutions worldwide.

Study Abroad: QS World University Ranking 2024 Reveals Top 30 Universities; MIT Claims 1st Place for 12th Year

Dominance of American Universities

Continuing the trend, American universities dominated the top 20 positions, securing half of the coveted spots. However, the National University of Singapore (NUS) made an impressive climb, moving up three places from the previous year’s rankings and securing the 8th position. NUS stands as the sole Asian university to break into the prestigious top 10.

The release of the QS Rankings 2024 has sparked excitement and curiosity among the global higher education community. It has also shed light on the achievements, strengths, and progress of universities worldwide.

As the landscape of higher education continues to evolve, these rankings provide valuable insights and serve as a reference point for students, academics, and employers seeking to make informed decisions.

Moreover, the detailed rankings and methodology behind the QS World University Rankings 2024 can be accessed on the official QS website.

Study Abroad: QS World University Ranking 2024 Reveals Top 30 Universities; MIT Claims 1st Place for 12th Year

Top 30 Universities

Here is the list of the Top 30 World universities according to QS World Rankin 2024.

Ranking                University Score
      1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA100
      2University of Cambridge, UK99.2
      3University of Oxford, UK98.9
    4Harvard University, USA98.3
    5Stanford University, USA98.1
    6Imperial College London, UK97.8
    7ETH Zurich, Switzerland93.3
    8National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore92.7
    9University College London, UK92.4
  10University of California, Berkeley (UCB), USA90.4
  11University of Chicago, USA90.3
  12University of Pennsylvania, USA89.4
  13Cornell University, USA89.3
  14University of Melbourne, Australia87.9
  15California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA87.8
  16Yale University, USA87.7
  17Peking University, China87
  17Princeton University, USA87
  19University of New South Wales(UNSW Sydney), Australia86.7
  19University of Sydney, Australia86.7
  21University of Toronto, Canada86.3
  22University of Edinburgh, UK86.1
  23Columbia University, USA85.9
  24Université PSL, France85.8
  25Tsinghua University, China84.9
  26Nanyang Technological University,  Singapore84.5
  26University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR84.5
  28John Hopkins University, USA84.5
  28University of Tokyo, Japan84.3
  29University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA), USA83.8
  30McGill University, Canada83.7

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