While making a choice to study in one of the best universities in the world, it becomes a difficult decision to take regarding which university to apply at. Nonetheless, everyone wants to have an acceptance letter from world’s best universities. During that process, some students / applicants prefer to have a program comparison offered by different universities. While others prefer to take a decision based on university ranking in general. Today we share a list of top 10 best universities in the world in 2015.
Preparing a university ranking is as tough as selecting a university to apply at. For example, when you search for MBA rankings, you need to take in account several aspects before publishing a list. In that light, one may compare courses, experience of faculty assigned for that program, quality of instruction methodology, etc. But when it comes to ranking universities, these factors change in completely different dimension. Harvard University, Columbia University, Oxford University and other such names may have it all to be considered as top university in the world. But to list top universities in the world, one has to consider several factors including student facilities provided on campus, job market for their programs, accreditation, faculty experience, research initiatives, etc. Keeping that in mind, here is a list of top 10 best universities in the world in 2015:
At number 10 spot on the list of top 10 universities in the world, we have Yale University – one of the private Ivy League universities based out of Connecticut, USA. Being the 3rd oldest institution for higher studies in the USA, Yale University was founded in 1701 and is best known for it’s research programs with notable Alumni including George Bush (Sr.), Hilary Clinton, Edward Norton, Meryl Streep and several others. Not to forget, Yale ranked at number 8 spot on the list of top 10 best universities in the world for 2014.
Moving one spot above from last year’s ranking for best universities in the world is Princeton University. Founded in 1746, Princeton is another private Ivy League university based out of New Jersey, United States. As quick stats, the university had an overall 7% of acceptance rate for last year and is considered to have one of the toughest admission criteria. With that, it ranks at number 9 spot for our list of top 10 universities in the world for 2015.
Caltech – California Institute of Technology
Another top university on our list, which showed significant performance improvement and raises 2 spots up this year on the list of top 10 best universities in the world. At number 9, we have California Institute of Technology – best known as the academic home for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. If you’re interested in want to build a career is cosmology and space science, this the institution you have to be at.
At number 7 spot on the list of top 10 best universities is another
Stanford University maintains its position at the number 7 spot for the list top 10 best universities in the world for 2015. Founded in 1885, Stanford has produced some of the finest individuals today leading by example. Among them include Larry Page, Tiger Woods, John F. Kennedy, Elon Musk, Marissa Mayer, Sunder Pichai and several others.
University of Oxford
2 British Universities share the number 5 position this year. One goes to Oxford University. One of the world’s oldest universities, which was founded in 1096, has produced a notable alumni including Tony Blair, David Cameron, Stephen Hawking and several others.
University of London
The other top university sharing the number 5 spot on the list of top 10 universities in the world for 2015 is the University of London. Founded in 1836, the University of London is a research university that consists of 18 colleges and 10 research institutes. Some of the notable alumni include Graham Bell, Arthur Clarke, George Eliot, Nelson Mandela, Elton John, and Mahatma Gandhi.
This year, Harvard drops 2 places, or its safe to say that other universities climbed up the ranking. On our list of top 10 universities in the world for 2015, we have the famous Harvard University which was established in 1636. Famous for it’s management, business, medical and legal programs, it is probably the only university in the world with most famous alumni including the current US president Barack Obama, former US president John F. Kennedy, the richest man in the world Bill Gates, the youngest billionaire in the world Mark Zuckerberg, the leading Hollywood actor Matt Damon and several other profiles who made a mark in history.
Imperial College London
Founded in 1907 as a public education institution, Imperial College London jumped up 3 spots from last year and is ranked at number 3 on our list of top 10 best universities in the world for 2015. With it’s initial programs including science and medical, Imperial College London over the years has progressed significantly and now is known for several others programs for business, management, legal and bio-medical programs.
University of Cambridge
Another British university ranking at number 2 on our list of top 10 best universities in the world. Founded in 1202, University of Cambridge happens to be the fourth most oldest university in the world still in operation. Last year, University of Cambridge was ranked at number 3 on the list of top 10 universities in the world in 2014 but has moved a spot above this year. Some of the notable alumni for Cambridge include Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, Charles, Prince of Wales, James Watson and several others.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Among the academia, if you say Tim the Beaver, people will instantly respond with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At our list of top 10 best universities in the world, MIT happens to be the best among all. Founded in 1861, MIT is best known for technology and science programs along with research opportunities. Among their notable Alumni, few names include, Kofi Annan, Lorenzo Mendoza, Richard Feynman, William Shockley and several others.