25 Best Universities In The World

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.

20

University College London (United Kingdom)

University College London (United Kingdom)Source: wikipedia, Center for World-Class Universities, Image: wikipedia

Past and present students and faculty have earned 29 Nobel Prizes and the University has a staff consisting of numerous highly recognized professors (Royal Society, British Academy, etc). It has recently teamed up with Yale to form a transatlantic research program named the Yale UCL collaborative.

19

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology aka ETH (Switzerland)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology aka ETH (Switzerland)Source: wikipedia, Center for World-Class Universities, Image: wikipedia

Once home to Albert Einstein, ETH is the leading school in Europe. With over 36% of its student body coming from abroad, ETH is an international technical powerhouse.


18

University of California at San Francisco (United States)

University of California at San Francisco (United States)Source: wikipedia, Center for World-Class Universities, Image: wikipedia

Dedicated exclusively to health sciences, University of California San Franscsco is the world’s highest ranked research university that is focused only on one discipline.

17

Johns Hopkins University (United States)

Johns Hopkins University (United States)Source: wikipedia, Center for World-Class Universities, Image: wikipedia

Operating the world’s leading medical school, John Hopkins receives more federal research funding than any other university.


16

University of Pennsylvania (United States)

University of Pennsylvania (United States)Source: wikipedia, Center for World-Class Universities, Image: wikipedia

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, this Ivy League school carries on the vision of its founder. It has an extremely diverse student body and over 100 research centers.

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