QS World University Rankings 2022: Best Universities for Degree

July 29, 2022


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Top 10 Universities in the World in 2022

Below are the 10 best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings 2022:

10. University of Chicago

Location: Chicago, United States
Overall score: 94.5

University of Chicago, one of the top 10 best universities in the world.

Image source: University of Chicago Facebook page

Popular courses:

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences
  • Political Science and Government
  • Computer Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics


As one of the best universities in the world, the University of Chicago is also an ideal institution for media and film lovers.

The university owns the longest running film society (Doc Films), specialising in the publishing of newspapers, magazines, as well as theatre and radio broadcasting.

=8. University College of London (UCL)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Overall score: 95.4

UCL, 8th best university according to QS World University Rankins 2022.

Image source: UCL Facebook page

Popular courses:

  • Fine Arts
  • Architecture
  • Computer Science
  • European Social and Political Sciences
  • Politics and International Relations


The programmes above are extremely competitive with an acceptance rate of as low as 14%. THIS is the standard of a university that ranks among the Top 10 in the world! Do you have what it takes?

=8. ETH Zürich

Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Overall score: 95.4

ETH Zurich campus from above.

Image source: ETH Zürich Facebook page

Popular courses:


  • Aeronautical and Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Civil and Structural


  • Materials Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Sports-​related subjects
  • Law


Ranked alongside UCL as the 8th best university in the world, ETH Zurich has 21 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 3 Pritzker Prize winners, and 1 Turing Award winner as alumni. Even the great Albert Einstein himself is included.

The main teaching language is German for undergraduate students, so be well-prepared before you enrol for a degree. (Postgraduate courses are in English.)

7. Imperial College London

Location: London, United Kingdom
Overall score: 97.3

Imperial College London campus in 2022.

Image source: Imperial College London Facebook page

Popular courses:

  • Biological sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Dentistry
  • Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering


The university has contributed to much to different fields, winning them multiple Nobel Prize awards and Fellowships.

6. California Institute of Technology

Location: Pasadena, United States
Overall score: 97.4

Caltech campus.

Image source: Caltech Facebook page

Popular courses:

  • Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
  • Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Biology and Biological Engineering 
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 
  • Engineering and Applied Science 
  • Geological and Planetary Sciences 


Also known as Caltech, the university is renowned for their science and engineering research. They are also known for their courses in music, theater, and the visual arts. Speak of over-achieving!

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5. Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, United States
Overall score: 98

Harvard University campus.

Image course: Harvard University Facebook page

Popular courses:

  • Social Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • History
  • Physical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • English Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts


As the oldest university in the US, Harvard definitely has an impressive collection of books in their infamous libraries.

In fact, their Widener Memorial Library boasts 92 kilometres of shelves filled with about 3.5 million books!

=3. University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Overall score: 98.7

University of Cambridge.

Image source: University of Cambridge Facebook page

Popular courses:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Space Science
  • Mathematics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism


15 Prime Ministers are affiliated with the university (students/faculty/alumni), and has achieved about 98 Nobel laureates.

=3. Stanford University

Location: Stanford, United States
Overall score: 98.7

Stanford University.

Image source: Stanford University Facebook page

Popular courses:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Human Biology
  • Management Science and Engineering
  • Symbolic Systems
  • Political Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • International Relations


Known for their passion in tradition, creativity and the arts, Stanford houses two museums that host impressive exhibitions that will steal all art lovers’ hearts.

2. University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Overall score: 99.5

University of Oxford campus view.

Image source: University of Oxford Facebook page

Popular courses:

  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Modern Languages
  • Geography
  • English language and literature
  • Human Sciences
  • History
  • Fine Arts
  • Chemistry
  • Music
  • Oriental Studies


It is believed that the University of Oxford is so old that the founding date remains a mystery.

People estimated it to be founded in the 11th century, but we’ll never really know this ancient institution’s true founding date!

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Location: Cambridge, United States
Overall score: 100!

MIT campus, one of the top 10 universities in the world.

Image source: news.mit.edu

Popular courses:

  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Physics
  • Aeronautical
  • Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering


You may have heard of the word ‘MIT’ mentioned in sci-fi movies a lot. Well, their achievements are just so impressive that they are mentioned that much! Their prominent developments and innovations include fields like artificial intelligence, climate adaptation, HIV, and poverty alleviation.

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