Malaysia's Top Universities According to the SETARA 2017 University Ratings

Find out what the top universities are in Malaysia according to the SETARA 2017 university ratings results.

Updated 24 May 2022

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The SETARA 2017 university ratings are out, and for the first time since the ratings were held, a total of 8 universities have achieved the ‘6 Star: Outstanding’ status.

SETARA, which is a rating instrument that assesses Malaysia’s Higher Learning Institutions (HLI) in teaching, research and services, was developed to promote institutional excellence as well as to recognise the diversity among Malaysian universities.

Among the 71 institutions that were audited and rated, 8 universities were awarded the highest accolade of ‘6 Star: Outstanding’, of which 5 are public universities and 3 are private universities.

So, which Malaysian universities topped the charts? Find out in our infographic below!

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(Illustration by Josephine Ong)

University rankings serve as a great guide when shopping for a university as they are verified for their teaching, learning and research qualities.

However, rankings should only be one of the factors when deciding a university. Don’t forget to consider other factors as well, such as fees, location and financial aids before making a decision.

Too many universities to choose from? Here are 5 steps you can take when hunting for the best colleges.

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