It is a very complicated and challenging process to select the top 10 best universities in the world because how an American University can be the best among the universities in China and vice-versa! On the contrary, it is pretty tough to organize a tough fight among the Ivy League institutes with that of the century-old educational institutes of the European countries, especially UK -The Great Britain. Even the University of California is counted by many among the top 10, but it is not an Ivy League. Then how can anyone judge that the great state university is anyhow inferior to the Ivy Leagues?
Here is the list of the top 10 best universities in the World after counting and judging the numbers of the faculty members who are Nobel Laureates. Winners of Philosophical Society, Winners of the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, members of the National Academy of Science, MacArthur Fellows and the much prestigious Pulitzer Prize winners of the great universities.
Harvard University (1st in the United States)
Harvard University is a yardstick to measure the research standards of others. This is one of the premier houses of education that has been ever challenged. Located in the Cambridge, US the University was founded in 1636. The school developed its funds from $4.6 billion to $25.8 billion in the last 15 years under the leadership of Jack Mayer. Besides financial wealth, the true treasures of the Premier University are the 47 Nobel Laureates, 48 Pulitzer Prize winners, 32 Heads of State it has produced from its law, medical and business schools. The school boasts on its Widener Library – the world’s greatest academic library with over 6 million volumes of books of different disciplines.
Stanford University (2nd in the US)
Located in the heart of the Californian Silicon Valley, the Stanford University was founded in 1891. This is the world’s second best research and teaching university dedicated to offering the best quality education to obtain leadership through the seven schools- Humanities & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Education, and Earth Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (3rd in the US)
Since its foundation back in 1861, MIT gradually has become the world’s preeminent center of scientific searches and teaching. The School boasts on the legions of scientists and engineers it has produced. There are 80 Nobel Laureates, 43 McArthur Fellows, 28 winners of National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 56 National Medal of science winners.
University of California (4th in the United States)
Berkeley is one of the elite universities across the globe. More than 350 programs are offered to 36,000 students and the university is best known for the PhDs it produces annually. There are 77 Fulbright Scholars, 39- Members of the American Philosophical Society, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 22 Nobel Laureates and among the Nobel laureates 8 of them are present faculty members.
University of Cambridge (UK)
Founded in 1209, Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest institutions. It has always been one of the greatest rivals of its contemporary Oxford. It is really hard for the US university toppers universities to give a tough fight from the overseas. There are over 18,000 students across 135 countries and there is a record of earning 80 Nobel Prizes by their faculty.
Princeton University (5th in the US)
This Ivy League institution founded more than 3 centuries back is a completely research-driven university that competes with the Yale, Harvard, Stanford and rest of the Ivy Leagues and the toppers in the country and in the world.
California Institute of Technology (6th in the US)
Situated at the Pasadena CA, United States, the Caltech is one of the top most universities in the world offering cutting-edge education on technology. The prestigious faculty includes 33 Nobel Laureates, 13 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners, 58 National Medal of Science winners, and around 111 National Academy of Science members.
Columbia University (7th in the United States)
This is a colonial and the 5th oldest school in the US. This premier university has an enriched historical background and for all these years. The internationally recognized university boasts on its $8.2 Billion endowments and the library of 13 million volumes of rarest and exclusive books.
University of Chicago (8th in the US)
Founded in 1890, the elite university is one of the youngest among the precursors with an 89 Nobel winners. The $7 billion endowments of the university are rapidly growing.
Oxford University (UK)
Having an Oxford university pass out in the family is a pride of several generations. The university was situated in the 13th century and gradually it became the model of present day education. The academic community includes 80 fellows of the Royal Society, 100 fellows of the British Academy and many more.