Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland ranked among those universities with the best reputations in the world, compiled by Times Higher Education.
Johns Hopkins finished 21st on the list, just behind the London School of Economics and above the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
The University of Maryland finished in the 71-80 range, where schools were not ranked individually. Their ranking group included fellow U.S. universities Michigan State and Southern California.
The list was created by asking scholars to name no more than 15 universities that, in their opinion, are the best for research and teaching.
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Three American universities topped the list. Harvard, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. Two schools in the United Kingdom tied for fourth to round out the top five: the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.