Top 10 Best Universities in the World

From Stanford University to University of Oxford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Princeton University and beyond, check out some of the best educational institutions from around the world.

10. University of California Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, California, United States
Year Established: March 23, 1868
Chancellor: Robert J. Birgeneau

Berkeley university in San Francisco (U.S.A.)  stands on 10th position in the top 10 best universities in the world. It covers 1,232 acres land  (499 ha) on the Eastern side of the San Francisco Bay and its central campus covers 178 acres (72 ha). Berkeley offers about 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.

9. University of Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Year Established: 1890
Reputation Score: 90.2
Staff: 14,772 (including employees of the University of Chicago Medical center)
Undergraduate students: 5,134
Postgraduate students: 10,304

University of Chicago is ranked on 9th number by the times higher education. The university is in fact a private research institute. The body of university consists of campuses and faculties as well. It also maintains campuses in different parts of world such as Singapore, Paris and London apart from its satellite campuses. Its main emphasis is on advancement, basic and latest research in science and engineering. Approximately 5,000 students in its colleges and about 15,000 students are enrolled in university.

8. Imperial College London

Location: London, United Kingdom
Year Established: 8 July 1907
Reputation Score: 90.7
Chancellor: The Lord Sainsbury of Turville
Staff: Approximately 7,170
Students: 13,410
Undergraduates: 8,35o,  Postgraduates: 5,060

Imperial College London is an open research institute located in London, United Kingdom. It is basically science based research institution. Essentially emphasize on science, engineering, business and medicine. In past, it was constituent college of federal London University but became independent in 2007. It possesses 525,233 square meters of property which is the biggest estate of any higher education institution in UK.

7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Year Established: 1861 (opened 1865)
President: Susan Hockfield
Academic staff: 1,018

Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT) is basically a research institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. Founded in 1861, it was formally involved in services research. MIT contains five schools and one college. Totally holding 32 departments. MIT is a great combination of science and arts. There are 4,384 undergraduates and 6,510 graduates enrolled.

6. University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Year Established: 1209
Chancellor: The Lord Sainsbury of Turville
Academic staff: 5,846

University of Cambridge (Cambridge University) is on 6th Number in top ten best universities of the world. It is also third oldest university in world and stands on 2nd  number after the Oxford university within United Kingdom. In post-nominals the university’s name is abbreviated as Cantab, a shortened form of Cantabrigiensis which is an adjective derived from Cantabrigia (the Latinised form of Cambridge).

5. Princeton University

Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Year Established: 1746
President: Shirley M. Tilghman
Academic staff: 1,172

Princeton University is as well a private research institute situated in Princeton, New Jersey (USA). It provides graduate and undergraduate programs both in science and humanities and also in natural sciences but does not maintain school of medicine, law engineering and business, however provide professional degrees through its Woodrow Wilson school of public and international Affairs.

4. University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Year Established: 1096 or earlier
Chancellor: The Rt. Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes

The University of Oxford (Oxford University) located in Oxford, United Kingdom is one of the oldest universities in the world, although its date of establishment is not clear but there exist evidence which shows the date of birth of university is 1096. There are 9,327 post graduates and 11,723 under graduates enlisted in university. It provides degrees in politics, physiological sciences, English, fine arts, business studies, Middle Eastern, African Studies, Music, Philosophy, Law and all kinds of linguistic studies.

3. Stanford University

Location: Stanford, California, United States
Year Established: 1891
President: John L. Hennessy
Academic staff: 1,910

Stanford University stands on 3rd No. in top ten best universities rankings. It is an open research institute located in standford (USA). It maintains seven academic schools, the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Schools of Law, Medicine, Education and Business. It is essentially a research institute and do research in both Science and Humanities. It occupies 8,180 acre land near to Palo Alto. 6,878 under graduates and 8,441 post graduates are getting education in university.

2. Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Year Established: 1636
President: Drew Gilpin Faust
Academic staff: 2,107

Harvard University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world and got 2nd position in the international ranking. It is one of the largest cosmopolitan institutes. It provides platform to the education lovers from all over the world.  It is one of the oldest higher education institute in America established in 1636. Harvard has 6,655 students in undergraduate programs, 3,738 students in graduate programs, and 10,722 students in professional programs. It is a combination of science and humanities. It also provides scholarship facilities to the overseas students.

1. California Institute of Technology

Location: Pasadena, California, U.S.
Year Established: 1891
Reputation Score: 94.8
Staff: 294 professorial faculty and 1,207 other faculty

California Institute of Technology is on first position in the international universities ranking. It is a private research institute located in Pasadena, California (USA). Its main emphasis is on science and engineering. It consists of many schools and colleges. Its main campus has 124 acre land situated in near Los Angles. The graduate instructional programs accentuate doctoral studies and offer services in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Graduate degree programs are in the Master of Science, Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, BS/MS and MD/PhD. Nearly all popular opportunities  are in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Candidates for graduate studies are required to take the GRE.

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