Universities all around the world are ranked based on metrics including reputation, academics, employers, and so on. This article provides you with the list of the top 10 ranked universities in the world.
This list is based on the rankings made by the QS World University Rankings for 2020. At the end of this, you should be more informed about the ranks of the top 10 universities in the world.
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Number 1 on the list of best universities in the world is the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also called MIT. It has been the best university for 8 years now. It is highly ranked for its academic and employer reputations.
The university was founded back in 1861, and it currently has about 1000 faculty members and more than 11,000 students, both undergraduate and postgraduates.
2. Stanford University
Stanford University is currently the 2nd best university in the world. Its best core is earned from its academic reputation. The university has more than 4,000 academic faculty members and more than 16,000 students.
3. Harvard University
The very popular Harvard University comes 3rd on the list of best universities. Its academic and employer reputations are commendable. Harvard University has more than 4,000 academic faculty members and more than 20,000 students.
4. University of Oxford
The University of Oxford moved down from the 3rd to the 4th position on this list. It’s the highest-ranked university in the UK, having high scores for its academic reputation and graduate employers’ reputation. The university has about 22,000 students, both undergraduate and postgraduate.
5. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
This institute dropped down one position on the list of best universities in the world. It is commended for its faculty-student ratio. Caltech was founded in 1891 and it currently has about 1,000 faculty staff as well as about 2,000 students.
6. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
6th on this list is Switzerland’s ETH Zurich. It moved up one position this year. It is also the best university in Switzerland.
7. University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge moved down a spot to land in the 7th position on the list of the world’s best universities. It is commended for its academic and employer reputation. The university was established way back in 1209, and it currently has about 19,000 students.
8. University College London (UCL)
The highest-ranked university in London, University College London, is the 8th best university in the world. It has moved up by two paces on the list.
9. Imperial College London
After moving down by one pace on the list, Imperial College London is number 9 on the list of the world’s best universities. It is ranked high for its academic reputation and faculty-student ratio. Imperial College London is also known to have a good reputation in science & technology.
10. University of Chicago
The number 10 spot on the list goes to the University of Chicago. It went down by one spot this year but is still ranked high for its academic reputation.
There you have it. The latest list of the top 10 universities in the world. Of course, this list is volatile as it is bound to change according to the consistency and dynamics in the reputation and performances of the universities. If you have any thoughts or comments on this list, let’s hear them in the comment section.