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QS RANKINGS 2024-25

Introduction

QS Rankings have provided a cumulative snapshot of the global academic world as a concrete medium for comparing universities worldwide based on multiple factors. Serving as a guide for students and professionals, the QS rankings are renowned for their comprehensive methodology, which evaluates universities across several indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, and citations per faculty. This year, QS has made some updates to enhance the robustness of these indicators. 

QS RANKINGS 2024-25
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Every June, QS releases the updated rankings for the upcoming year. Similarly, the 2025 rankings were released in June, marking the commencement of its publication cycle.

Here is a list of the Top 10 universities according to the QS rankings and the trends seen in the 2025 rankings.

RANK

UNIVERSITY NAME

POPULAR COURSES

1.

Massachusetts Institue of Technology(MIT)

Computer Science, Engineering, AI

2.

Imperial College London

Engineering, Medicine, Business

3.

University of Oxford

Business, Psychology, Medicine

4.

Harvard University

Business, Economics, Computer Science

5.

University of Cambridge

Finance, Engineering, Philosophy

6.

Stanford University

Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Biology

7.

ETH Zurich

Engineering, Life Science, Medicine

8.

National University of Singapore

Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics

9.

UCL

Architecture, Science, Pharmacy

10.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) maintained its position and led the QS Rankings for 13+ consecutive years. A similar reign was also visible in the universities of the U.S.A. and U.K.

  • There is close competition between prestigious universities every year for the top positions. This time, Singapore finally seems to be catching up in this race, with NUS ranking in the top 10. This brings glory to Asian academia and bridges the gap between American and Asian education.

  • Focusing on the hotspots of education for international students, Canadian and Australian universities once again maintained a firm grip on the leading positions. This shows the commitment of countries towards educating and developing their human resources.


Conclusion

Inculcating the global impact as a factor, QS took an innovative turn on its traditional methodology this year. The comparative analysis of the QS World University Rankings for 2024 and 2025 reveals both continuity and change in the global higher education landscape. While top-tier universities continue to maintain their excellence, emerging institutions are making significant strides, reflecting the dynamic nature of academia. These rankings celebrate academic excellence and provide a roadmap for students and institutions aiming for innovation and improvement.

Staying informed through such comparative insights is essential for navigating the complexities of higher education and making the best decisions for academic and professional success. 

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