Different educational associations and ranking committees every year publish the list of top universities across the world. They consider different factors like alumni, job scope, the standard of education, satisfaction of the students, tuition fees, quality of faculty, clarity of admission process, extra-curriculum activities, results of last few years, prospects of the students and even the atmosphere and attractiveness of campus itself. Different ranking committees like QS World University Ranking, TBS Ranking, Times Higher Education World University Ranking, Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) ranking have their own criteria to be judged. If you are looking to take admission in the best university of the world, then here is the ultimate list for it.
1. Harvard University:
Harvard University is the name which all men of letters are pronounced with respect. It is the standard scale for all the research universities to measure the standard. No other school has the capability to challenge the academic excellence of the Harvard. The university was established in the year 1636 as the first university of USA. The university has produced so far 47 Noble Laureates, 32 Head of States and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners. It has the world’s largest library.
2. University of Oxford:
Firmly planted the roots of intellect since the medieval century, the University of Oxford is shinning as one of the best academic centers of the world. The name of the university has been synonymous with knowledge and intellect since ages. Oxford University Press, the most famous and largest academic press is run by this institute. The academic community of Oxford has Royal Society’s 80 fellows and 100 fellows of the British Academy.
3. Stanford University:
Stanford University is the second-best university of US after Harvard. It is known for its research facilities especially in biology. They have 1,189 acre Jasper Ridge is Biological Preserve for studying ecosystem in very first hand. Another asset of the university is ‘the Dish’, 150-foot radio telescope to study the ionosphere. They are also working to bring back the endangered tiger of California, the salamander in a 315-acre habitat reserve. The University is the birthplace of 22 Noble laureates minds, 5 Pulitzer winners and many other eminent personalities.
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
For science research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the eminent name of all. They have their own approach to the world-class problems using first class methodologies. They have the prestigious record of producing 80 Noble Laureates, 43 McArthur Fellows, 56 National Medal of Science Winner and 28 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners. Not only in science, MIT has great room for arts and humanities as they produce 30 journals every year.
5. University of Cambridge:
Known for best employer reputation, the University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world. This prestigious institute of education was founded in the year 1209. This place is considered as the cornerstone of the history of education. Names of alumni like Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, James Clerk Maxwell Srinivas Ramanujan, Augustus De Morgan, James Watson, Stephen Hawking and many others. Currently, more than 18,000 students from 135 counties are studying in this university.
6. California Institute of Technology:
This university has the most amazing student-teacher ratio which is three to one. Known for the best faculty, California Institute of Technology has 33 Nobel Laureates in as teachers. This is the best faculty one can think to have. Each year 6625 aspirants compete for the 226 seats of each stream. Along with faculty, this university also has state of the art research centers like Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Seismological Laboratory, and the International Observatory Network.
7. Princeton University:
It is the oldest university of United State of America. With the prestigious history of three century, Princeton University has its own grading scale for graduation which is considered as one of the toughest tests so far. Interestingly, it has no professional programs like law school, medical school, divinity school or business school. Princeton University is also world’s richest university with $18.2 billion endowments.
8. University of Chicago:
Founded in 1890, it is known as the youngest elite university in the world. This is the birthplace of many scientific inventions like ‘world’s first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction’ by physicist Enrico Fermi. Not only in science, this institute has its prestigious record of humanities, arts and social science also. The economics department of the university has its own signature identity by producing 22 Nobel Laureates among 89 of the history of the university.
9. Imperial College London:
Imperial College of London is the MIT of UK. The full name of the institute is Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine. It has several renowned institutes like Royal College of Chemistry, the Royal School of Mines, the Royal School of Science and City and Guide Colleges under its wing. The main institute is divided into three segments; engineering, natural science & medicine and business.
10. University of California at Berkeley:
This is a state-owned university making a name for the academic result since ages. This is one of the largest elite school consisting over 36,000 students from all over the world. This institute produces the maximum number of Ph.D. holders every year in the US. Excellent research facility and guidance of the professors encourage the students to explore and get success in their respective field.