U.S. universities continue to dominate the U.S. News & World Report with 16 schools being featured in the top 20 of the latest Best Global Universities Rankings.
Harvard University held onto its number one title among 1,500 universities worldwide with an overall global score of 100.
For the latest ranking, the U.S. News ranked schools from 81 countries. The website ranked schools on a zero to 100 scale and used various factors, including Global research reputation, Regional research reputation, Publications, Books, conferences, Normalized citation impact among others.
“A major emphasis on academic research is what sets this methodology apart from our other university rankings,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology stood second and Stanford University third with a global score of 97.6 and 93.8 respectively.
Overall, the US had the most universities in the ranking list with 249 schools, followed by China with 188 institutions and the U.K. with 86.
The US universities also did well in subjects like computer science, china economics, and business, engineering, neuroscience and behavior.