QS World Ranking 2025: MIT tops, Cambridge University loses position, see top 10 list here | Education

Quacquarelli Symonds released the QS World Rankings 2025 on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The rankings were released following the unveiling event at the QS Edu Data Summit in Washington DC

QS World Rankings 2025: MIT tops, Cambridge University loses position, list here (Getty Images/File)

First in the Top 10 list is MIT, which secured first place just like last year. In second place is Imperial College London, which has improved its ranking. Oxford University and Harvard University, unlike 2024, have maintained their positions and are ranked 3rd and 4th respectively.

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The University of Cambridge has lost its position this year, dropping to 5th place. Stanford University has also fallen to 6th place.

ETH Zurich maintained last year’s ranking and is in 7th place. Similarly, National University of Singapore has maintained the same position and is ranked 8th. UCL London again achieved 9th place, just like last year.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) outperformed in the 2024 rankings, reaching the 10th position this year.

The World Rankings were established according to the 2023 methodology. The methodology for the 2025 World University Rankings remains unchanged.

According to the official website of the QS ranking, the 100% weight is divided into several sections: 30% is assigned to academic reputation, 15% to employer reputation, 10% to faculty student ratio, 20% to citations per faculty, 5% each for the international faculty ratio, the international student ratio, the international research network, employment outcomes and sustainability.

The eligibility criteria for QS University ranking include completeness of the subject, completeness of level and method of teaching.

In 2023, the QS World Rankings were released on June 28. MIT was at the top, followed by Cambridge University at rank 2, Oxford University at third, Harvard University at rank 4, Stanford University at rank 5, Imperial College London at rank 6, ETH Zurich at rank 7, National University of Singapore at at rank 8, UCL of London at rank 9 and University of California Berkeley at rank 10.