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QS World University Rankings Quiz

Name the world's 50 top universities, according to Quacquarelli Symonds.
For the year 2018-19
Last updated: September 26, 2018
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University
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MIT
2
Stanford
3
Harvard
4
Caltech
5
Oxford
6
Cambridge
7
ETH Zurich
8
Imperial College London
9
Chicago
10
University College London
11
National University of
Singapore
12
Nanyang Technological
University
13
Princeton
14
Cornell
15
Yale
16
Columbia
17
Tsinghua
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University
18
Edinburgh
19
Penn
20
Michigan
21
Johns Hopkins
22
École Polytechnique
Fédérale de Lausanne
23
Tokyo
24
Australian National University
25
University of Hong Kong
26
Duke
27
Berkeley
28
Toronto
29
Manchester
30
Peking University
31
King's College London
32
UCLA
33
McGill
34
Northwestern
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University
35
Kyoto
36
Seoul
37
Hong Kong University
of Science and Technology
38
London School of Economics
39
Melbourne
40
KAIST
41
UCSD
42
Sydney
43
New York
44
Fudan University
45
New South Wales
46
Carnegie Mellon
47
University of British Columbia
48
Queensland
49
Chinese University of Hong Kong
50
Université PSL
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level 27
Oct 16, 2012
WOOP WOOP 100 PERCENT!!!
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level 39
Dec 18, 2012
who'd u get 100 percent is 0 percent got the hong kong one?
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level 35
Jan 21, 2013
ha ha good observation. ;)
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level 55
Apr 7, 2017
As a Hongkonger, I wouldn't miss any of them
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level 20
Aug 25, 2017
Many many people take the quiz, and for those who went to school and learned math, they know that numbers can round up and down. Jetpunk must do this since there are no decimal percentages, only whole numbers. The percent of ppl that get the hong kong could easily be something like 0.2%, which would round down to 0%. Just because it says 0% got it, doesn't mean no one actually got it. But then I could also be wrong and Jetpunk always puts atleast 1% if anyone at all gets it, but whatever.
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level 43
Jan 23, 2013
LOL If only you were telling the truth...
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level 72
Feb 1, 2013
With the number of people taking this quiz, 10 of them could have easily gotten Hong Kong S&T... 0% is just less than .5%. Though it's still funny.
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level 31
Jul 19, 2013
No ITT Tech? Pfft. Whatever.
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level 64
Dec 15, 2018
Phoenix Online?
Trump University?
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level 44
Jun 3, 2014
Very good quiz. But since you accept UCL for University College London, could you also accept Imperial for Imperial College London?
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level ∞
Sep 19, 2014
Okay
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level 75
Oct 16, 2014
I typed in UCLA, not realizing it gave me the London school instead, so I missed UCLA, but I wouldn't have gotten the other one, so no difference in the score.
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level 52
Oct 17, 2014
...and NSW for the University of New South Wales?
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level 21
Sep 13, 2016
That would be UNSW
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level 71
Jun 29, 2014
This is SO subjective, and pretty meaningless. Looks like if its famous, it's ranked. Whoopy-do. How can you possibly compare one university with another like this???
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level 80
Aug 13, 2014
Sorbonne is famous and it's not there.
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level 71
Sep 29, 2014
I wonder if the Sorbonne mostly teaches in French? This whole list seems to be of places that teach in English. The method they use to calculate the ranking, highly subjective as I suspected, is here.
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level 69
Oct 16, 2014
plenty of non english based universities on this list
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level 63
Sep 24, 2018
Academic peer review: 40% Citations per faculty: 20% International student ratio: 5% A lot more people speak mandarin than french.. language is far from being the only determinant, but it does have an influence. Comparison of universities and the worth of their education are two different things, although some indicators are interesting.
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level 49
Dec 17, 2018
I don't know, I've never heard of Caltech or Sanford and they are ranked really high.
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level 64
Oct 16, 2014
Wisconsin? How random.
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level 75
Oct 16, 2014
Wisconsin threw you off? They have a great research program there. Now Heidelberg, that one really threw me.
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level 72
Oct 8, 2018
Heidelberg is probably the most famous university town in Germany
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level 64
Dec 15, 2018
I swear I typed in Heidelberg as one of my first guesses. I don't see it.
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level 75
Dec 17, 2018
Same here. It must have dropped off the list.
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level 57
Oct 17, 2014
sorry this is dubious....eg no LSE, St Andrews.....could go on......not sure of your data source but i think its wrong
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level 59
Dec 1, 2014
So, no DeVry?
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level 23
Jun 4, 2015
You should accept UW-Madison or just Madison for Wisconsin
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level 71
Jun 18, 2015
No University of Tasmania?! How very dare you!
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level 76
Nov 5, 2015
The amount of time I spent trying to type California Institute of Technology quickly, and I could have had Caltech...
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level 59
Apr 2, 2016
These are mostly the name of the places the universities are in, rather than the full names of the universities. "Queensland" is the University of Queensland, commonly known as UQ, which didn't work so I assumed it wasn't on there. The same goes for UNSW for the University of New South Wales. They're far more commonly known by their abbreviations and even brand themselves like that.
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level 21
Jun 15, 2016
I know for a fact more UK universities should be on the list
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level 44
Aug 18, 2016
This the 2014/15 rankings, I know Warwick at least made the top 50 for 15/16.
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level 76
Sep 22, 2016
I think most ranking lists are completely different. University ranking is almost entirely subjective.
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level 54
Jun 30, 2016
University of Phoenix?
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level 77
May 22, 2018
Don't usually like to be "that commenter," but could we accept Beijing University? I recall that "beijing duck" was accepted for "peking duck" on another quiz. Also, I just tried it, and Wikipedia redirects "Beijing University" to the "Peking University" page.

Alternatively, feel free to tell me that the quiz already does accept "beijing," and I simply misspelled it like a dummy :)
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level 75
Dec 17, 2018
It didn't accept Beijing for me, either. (BTW, I saw a cooking show the other night, and a Chinese chef called it Beijing Duck.)
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level 35
Aug 18, 2018
I think you should take JHU for johns hopkins
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level 71
Sep 24, 2018
Carnegie Mellon is spelled wrong.
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level 80
Sep 24, 2018
And the proper spelling isn't even accepted as an answer.
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level ∞
Sep 26, 2018
Fixed
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level 73
Sep 24, 2018
This comment is redundant, but HEY! CARNEGIE MELLON IS SPELLED WRONG!
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level 81
Sep 25, 2018
Can you not accept Zurich for ETH Zurich?
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level 44
Dec 15, 2018
Would be problematic, since there is also the University of Zurich.
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level 64
Dec 15, 2018
I think Tony Soprano has a hand in Columbia making the list but not Colby, Bates or Bowdoin.
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level 75
Dec 15, 2018
Do I not get this because I didn't watch The Sopranos?
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level 38
Dec 17, 2018
I got Berkeley when I wanted to try "california" and it shows Berkeley when I typed "CAL"
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level 66
Dec 17, 2018
The University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley is referred to as both Berkeley (generally when discussing academics) and Cal (generally when discussing athletics, and, I think, by people from California).
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level 57
Dec 17, 2018
Maybe you could accept UNSW for the University of New South Wales, as it is commonly referred to as such. Especially if you accept UCL, UCLA and UCSD.
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level 65
Dec 17, 2018
I am not familiar with this ranking institution but Cornell ranked ahead of Yale lolololololololol.
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level 75
Dec 17, 2018
laughing out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud? ... I take it you didn't study English literature at Yale?
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level 65
Dec 18, 2018
Sorry if you are offended, did you attend Cornell? Cornell leads the Ivy League in one thing and that's suicides.
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level 67
Dec 17, 2018
CMU for Carnegie Mellon?
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level 48
Dec 18, 2018
Hi, you probably should accept "beijing" for "peking university"
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