If you study in a university or want to study in a university did you ever compare it with others? We are not talking about comparing the weather, campus or party life but about pure academic standards. Our list is based on data provided by the Center for World-Class Universities, which is operated by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 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. A Great package is 100 percent guaranteed after studying here. So, here is our list of 10 best universities in the world.
1. Harvard University – United States of America
I don’t think this one was a surprise for you; 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 – United States of America
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, Sun Microsystems, 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) – United States of America
MIT is one of world’s leading science research center. MIT was founded in 1861 and is based in Cambridge. With an endowment of $13.4 billion, the university is popular for its contribution in scientific research and engineering. Companies like Intel, Qualcomm, 3Com, Bose, Koch Industries, Dropbox, Rockwell International and many more are founded by the alumni of MIT.
4. University of California – United States of America
The university was established in 1868 and since then, it became 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 university in the world and is alma mater of people like Sir Isaac Newton, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, John Milton and many more.
6. Princeton University – United States of America
Founded in 1746, Princeton is a private research university in Princeton, New Jersey. The university has a endowment of $22 billion and is one of the prestigious universities in the world.
7. California Institute of Technology – United States of America
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 – United States of America
Established in 1754, Columbia University is the fifth oldest institution in the USA. The notable alumni of University include Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Buffett, James P. Gorman, Vikram Pandit, Herman Hollerith and many others.
9. University of Chicago – United States of America
Founded in 1890, the faculty and students have won total 89 Nobel prizes. The university has endowment of $7.5 billion and some of its notable alumni are Satya Nadella, Larry Ellison, James O. McKinsey, Enrico Fermi and many others.
10. Oxford University – United Kingdom
Although founding date of university is not known, evidence of teaching dates back to 1096, making it the world’s second oldest university. The total endowment of the university is $4.7 billion and its been alumni of 26 British Prime Ministers, Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, 5 Prime Ministers of Australia, 2 Prime Ministers of Canada, 2 Prime Ministers of India, 5 Prime Ministers of Pakistan and many others.