Are you attending a university? If so, have you ever wondered how your university compares to the rest of the universities out there? Unfortunately, we can only bring you a list of 25 things so it’s kinda hard for us to give you an exhaustive comparative list of all the universities in the world (I know, bummer). BUT, what we can do is give you the 25 Best Universities In The World! Based on data from the Center for World-Class Universities operated by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, this list ranks the best universities in the world on purely academic prestige. If you’re looking for the best atmosphere, weather, or party life…well, you’ll have to look somewhere else. If you’re looking for the best school to graduate from, this is your list. More than half of the top 100 schools are in the US, mostly in California or Ivy League, but there are a number of excellent universities found all around the world. So whether you’re already in a university, a high school student looking for an undergraduate program or a working mom looking to go back to school, aim high because these are the 25 best universities in the world.
University of Wisconsin (United States)
With 40,000 students divided into 13 colleges, the University of Wisconsin ranks third in the United States when it comes to research expenditures.
University of Toronto (Canada)
As the leading Canadian school with over 80,000 students, the University of Toronto has produced 10 Nobel Prize winners, including the first two from Canada.
University of Michigan (United States)
Not only does it have a faculty consisting of Pulitzer Prize winners, Emmy Award recipients, Nobel Prize winners, and MacArthur Fellows, Anne Arbor was listed as the number one college town in 2010 by Forbes.
Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
The MIT of the UK, the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine has a faculty consisting of 14 Nobel Prize winners. Fun fact: the Queen and the Prime Minister share the same physician who is on staff here.
University of Tokyo (Japan)
The leading school in Asia has capitalized on its position in the world’s largest city. 15 Japanese Prime Ministers have studied there and the university has recently expanded its English offerings in order to attract more foreign students.