World's Best Colleges: Top Natural Sciences Universities

These are the top Natural Sciences universities in 2008.

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Rank   Subject Score
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 100.0
2 University of California, Berkeley United States 99.5
3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 98.3
4 Harvard University United States 96.1
5 University of Oxford United Kingdom 92.3
6 Princeton University United States 91.1
7 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States 90.7
8 Stanford University United States 88.0
9 University of Toronto Canada 79.2
10 University of Tokyo Japan 77.2
11 Cornell University United States 76.8
12 University of Chicago United States 75.2
13 Kyoto University Japan 74.4
14 Imperial College London United Kingdom 74.3
15 Eth Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland 73.7
16 Peking University China 73.0
17 Yale University United States 72.1
18 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 72.0
19 École Normale Supérieure, Paris France 68.5
20 University of British Columbia Canada 67.8
21 Australian National University Australia 66.1
22 McGill University Canada 63.1
23 Columbia University United States 62.5
24 University of California, Santa Barbara United States 61.9
25 Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris VI France 60.0
26 École Polytechnique France 59.6
27 The University of Melbourne Australia 58.7
28 Tsinghua University China 57.1
29 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia 56.6
30 University of California, San Diego United States 55.6
31 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Israel 55.5
31 Seoul National University Korea, South 55.5
31 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 55.5
34 University of Texas at Austin United States 54.9
35 University of Michigan United States 54.8
36 University of Illinois United States 53.4
37 Università degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza Italy 52.4
37 Utrecht University Netherlands 52.4
39 University of New South Wales Australia 50.2
40 Osaka University Japan 49.5
40 Technische Universität München Germany 49.5
42 University of Waterloo Canada 48.9
43 Heidelberg Universitt Germany 48.3
44 The University of Sydney Australia 48.1
45 Johns Hopkins University United States 48.0
46 Kaist - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Korea, South 47.4
47 University of Pennsylvania United States 45.9
48 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany 45.8
49 University of Science and Technology of China China 45.5
50 National Taiwan University Taiwan 45.1

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds (www.topuniversities.com)