10 Best Universities In The World

If you study in a university or want to study in a university did you ever wanted to compare your university with others? We are not talking about comparing the weather, campus or party life but on pure academic standards. Every bright student would love to get admission in these universities but only few are lucky. These universities are known all over the world for their academic values. Many great leaders, businessmen, entrepreneurs, scientists studied in these universities and become what they are today. So, here is our list of 10 best universities in the world.

#1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY – USA


Whenever a good list related to universities come out, you’ll find Harvard always on the top spot. Founded in 1636, Harvard University is the most prestigious university in the world and also one of the richest with $37.6 billion endowment. Its list of famous alumni is never ending.

#2 STANFORD UNIVERSITY – USA


Founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, Stanford University is a private research university based in Stanford,California. The university has top end research facilities for the students and researchers because of its $22.2 billion endowment. Companies like Google, HP, Nike, Yahoo!, Snapchat, Instagram are founded by alumni of the university. The university is alma-mater of more than 30 living billionaires.

#3 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) – USA


MIT is one of world’s leading science research centers. MIT was founded in 1861. With an endowment of $13.4 billion, the university is popular for its contribution in scientific research and engineering. Companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Dropbox, Rockwell International and many more are founded by the alumni of MIT.

#4 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA –  USA


The university was established in 1868 and since then become one of the major institutions for higher studies and research. University of California has total 10 campuses, with 238,700 students and 135,900 staff members.

#5 UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE – UNITED KINGDOM


Founded in 1209, The University of Cambridge is older than most of the nations in the world. It’s one of the oldest surviving universities in the world and is alma mater of people like SirIsaac NewtonStephen HawkingCharles DarwinJohn Milton and many more.

#6 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY – USA


Founded in 1746, Princeton is a private research university in Princeton, New Jersey. The university has an endowment of $22 billion and is one of the prestigious universities in the world.

#7 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – USA


The university was established in 1891, and every year 7000 applicants compete for just 200 spots. The university has a 3:1 student/faculty ratio and $2.1 billion endowment.

#8 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – USA


Established in 1754, Columbia University is the fifth oldest institution in the USA. The notable alumni of University include Barack ObamaTheodore RooseveltWarren Buffett and many others.

#9 University of Chicago – USA


Founded in 1890, the faculty and students have won total 89 Nobel prizes. The university has endowment of $7.5 billion.

#10 OXFORD UNIVERSITY – UNITED KINGDOM


Although founding date of university is not known, evidence of teaching goes as far back as 1096, making it the world’s second oldest university. The total endowment of the university is $4.7 billion and it’s been alumni of 26 British Prime Ministers, Bill Clinton, 5 Prime Ministers of Australia, 2 Prime Ministers of Canada and many others.