Study in North America

If you want to study in North America, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Education's World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

North America has 182 universities in the overall Times Higher Education's World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in North America is California Institute of Technology, which is ranked at number 2.

Choosing where to study for a degree in North America is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of North America below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where North America’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much North America is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

Stanford University, Best universities in the United States 2016

Find the best universities in the United States through Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data
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Find the best universities in the United States through Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data
Stanford University, Best universities in the United States 2016
University of Oxford students walking on campus

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World rankings for The United States

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*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

View the World University Rankings 2016-2017

Countries in North America with ranked universities