Top 10 Best Universities in the World

The benefits of higher education are numerous. Getting a college degree makes you more employable, gives you a better chance of working a fulfilling profession, and increases your potential income. It can also make you a more well-rounded person, help you see the world from a variety of perspectives, and give you the tools to continue learning and improving yourself for the rest of your life.

Earning a degree from a top tier university further increases the potential of these benefits. Beyond the inherent value of the education they provide, simply having the name of the most highly regarded universities on your diploma can open doors to graduates that are closed to others.

Listed below are the top universities in the world. From the Ivy League to the classic international icons, these are the universities that provide the most highly regarded education and produce the most sought after graduates.
The Top Ten
1 Harvard University Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1636, it is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Harvard is known for its rigorous academic programs, distinguished faculty, and notable alumni, including several... read more

It will never be dethroned from first place until the end of days, for this university was historically dedicated to educating the ministers of God, even if most of the educators here are atheists now.

Harvard is undoubtedly the best, most famous, and respected today. It has been ranked number 1 consistently over the years and is simply the best.

Absolutely brilliant, but actually, I looked and Princeton University (at the moment) is the top-ranked school.

2 MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1861, MIT is renowned for its programs in engineering, computer science, economics, and other scientific and technical fields. The institution is a leader in innovation and... read more

Best University for Engineering. Engineering is far better than other subjects like medicine and business.

Jagannath University, laugh out loud. It's a good university, but its scores aren't as high as other universities in the world. MIT has the best scores in the world.

How in the world is Jagannath beating MIT? Never in my life heard of some university in India.

3 Jagannath University Jagannath University is a public educational institution located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Established in 2005, it offers undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs across various academic disciplines. The university is known for its commitment to providing quality education and has multiple faculties,... read more

Wow, if people knew about this, definitely they would switch to Jagannath from Harvard. But the reality is, people who are admitted here have no option to admit in a better varsity. By the way, "Empty vessels sound much." We all know that. Carry on, at least it will give you some reason to be here.

I love my university. It has a tremendous background. I am happy to be part of my university. In spite of having lots of drawbacks, it is moving forward and gives us the ray of hope. Good luck, Jagannath University.

4 Stanford University Stanford University is a private research university located in Stanford, California. Founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, the university is known for its strong programs in engineering, business, and the natural sciences. Its picturesque campus spans 8,180 acres and features a variety of architectural... read more

Stanford might not be in the Ivy League, but it continues to educate some of the brightest minds in modern society. The range of subjects and caliber is amazing.

5 Oxford University The University of Oxford is a prestigious collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. Founded in the 12th century, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the world's leading academic institutions. Oxford is made up of 39 autonomous colleges that offer a wide... read more

Oldest, most prestigious college of yesterday. Today, it remains as one of the top 10 colleges in the world. Easily one of the most recognizable colleges in the world.

It's the best university in the world. Not to mention the oldest in the English-speaking world.

Without a doubt the best university in the world. Beautiful grounds and a lovely atmosphere.

6 University of the Visayas The University of the Visayas is an educational institution located at Cebu City, Philippines. It is billed as the first school in the entire province of Cebu who gained a university status.

Best university in the Philippines!

7 California Institute of Technology The California Institute of Technology, commonly known as Caltech, is a private research university in Pasadena, California. Established in 1891, Caltech is renowned for its science and engineering programs. The university maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio, providing a highly focused academic... read more
8 University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, commonly known as UC Berkeley, is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, it is the flagship campus of the University of California system. UC Berkeley is known for its rigorous academic programs and has a strong emphasis... read more

Really good score. First public university to be named the best school by Forbes.

One of the universities with the most Nobel Prize laureates, especially in physics and chemistry.

9 University of Cambridge The University of Cambridge is a public research university in Cambridge, England. Established in 1209, it is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The institution consists of 31 autonomous colleges and offers a broad range of academic programs. Cambridge has an outstanding reputation... read more

I took a summer class at Cambridge called "The Brain and Learning." In one of the early classes, we took a test that would tell us what type of learner we were. Since I was a science major, I thought my decisions should be based on evidence and data, etc. Surprisingly, my results suggested that I should make decisions based on how I felt inside. In other words, I should listen to my heart, not my brain. So, I started making my life's decisions based on my feelings. Guess what happened? Yep, my life got better! I was surprised, but it actually worked. Thank you, Cambridge!

10 Yale University Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Established in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Yale is renowned for its law school, arts and humanities programs, and strong emphasis on research. The university has... read more

Yale is the best university in the United States.

The Contenders
11 Princeton University Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746, it is one of the nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution. Princeton offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences... read more

It's the most prestigious school in the USA and probably in the world. I can't believe it's not on this pathetic list.

12 Columbia University Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754, it is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest in the United States. Columbia has a strong focus on the liberal arts and offers a wide array of academic programs... read more

The Core Curriculum is the heart of Columbia and the heart of a real education.

Some of the most well-rounded and educated students on this planet.

13 University of Michigan
14 University of Chicago The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, the university is renowned for its contributions to fields such as economics, law, and sociology. The institution offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs and has a strong commitment to... read more
15 University of California, Los Angeles
16 Cornell University Cornell University is a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865, it was intended to be a university where "any person can find instruction in any study." Cornell is known for its engineering, veterinary, and hotel management programs, among other fields. With a diverse... read more

One of the best universities for law to date!

17 McGill University

Very well-regarded school. In a fantastic city with excellent academics.

18 Heidelberg University
19 Georgetown University
20 Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt
21 California Polytechnic State University
22 Bangladesh University of Business & Technology

It is one of the leading universities and the finest in Bangladesh, offering better education with affordable tuition fees. The teachers are highly qualified at BUBT. I am proud to be a student of BUBT and of my university.

I think BUBT is one of the most prestigious universities in Bangladesh. It has a permanent campus. I am proud to be a student of BUBT.

I love this university because it is the best for my topic.

23 National University of Singapore

NUS offers diverse options for choices of fields from air and space to research.

24 University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740, Penn was one of the first universities in America and is a member of the prestigious Ivy League. The university is known for its Wharton School of Business,... read more
25 Boston University
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