21 Jul The best universities in the world (and their score)
A trip around the world to find the best universities that exist. We offer a list of the most prestigious universities according to different academic parameters.
In the world, there are more than 25,000 universities. Each one of them has a history, values, academic requirements, and specific study plans. And in an increasingly competitive world, going to university is almost a necessity to carve out a promising professional future.
In today’s article, we will embark on a journey to discover the universities that, according to QS World University Rankings, one of the most reputable global university ranking systems, are the best.
Obviously, each system uses different parameters. So the ranking may have slight differences between them. Even so, what is clear is that the universities that we will see today are the top in the world.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT, is today, according to this ranking and with a score of 100, the best university in the world. It is a private university that opened its doors in 1916 and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Among the nearly 1,000 members of its faculty are 78 Nobel Prize winners, which demonstrates the excellence of this university. Mind you, its admission rate is only 7%. It is not easy to enter what has been the best university on the planet for 10 years.
In second place and with a score of 98.4 we find Stanford University. Founded in 1885, it is a private university located in Stanford, California, about 56 km southeast of San Francisco. 81 Nobel Prize winners, 30 living billionaires, and 17 astronauts have passed through its classrooms. Its admission rate is only 4%, but entering it is a practically certain guarantee of enormous professional success.
In third place and with a score of 97.9 we find Harvard University. Founded in 1636, it is one of the oldest universities in the United States. It is a private institution located in the city of Cambridge. And is not only one of the most influential universities in the world. But also the one with the largest budget (39.2 billion dollars). And the largest private library system in the world (more than 20 million books). Its admission rate is only 5%, although, again, entering it is a guarantee of success.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
In the fourth position and with a score of 97 we find the California Institute of Technology, better known as Caltech. Founded as its own institution in 1921, it is a private university located in Pasadena, United States. It stands out for its studies in natural sciences and engineering, which have led to 72 Nobel Prize winners. It has an admission rate of only 6%, but entering it means taking a giant step into the elite of science and technology.
University of Oxford
We leave the United States for the first time and go to England, where, in the fifth position and with a score of 96.7, we find Oxford University. Founded in the year 1096, we are facing the second oldest university in the world (surpassed only by the University of Qarawiyyin, in Morocco, founded in the year 859) specialized in research. 69 Nobel Prize winners have passed through its classrooms and its admission rate is higher than the previous ones: 17.5%.
Zurich Federal Polytechnic School
In the sixth position and with a score of 95 we find the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich or Federal Polytechnic School of Zürich. Founded in 1855, it is a pioneering public institution in research not only in Europe but throughout the world. It is located in Zurich, Switzerland, and 21 Nobel Prize winners have passed through its classrooms.
In the seventh position and with a score of 94.3 we find Cambridge University. Founded in 1209 and located in Cambridge, England, it is the fourth oldest university institution in the world. It is an incredibly prestigious private university that has produced 116 Nobel Prize winners. Its admission rate is 21%.
Imperial College London
In the eighth position and with a score of 93.6 we find Imperial College London, a university founded in 1907 and located in London, England, specializing in science, engineering, medicine, and business sciences. 15 Nobel Prize winners have passed through its classrooms and it has an admission rate of 14.3%.
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