Best Universities In The World 2019
Education has a significant role in our life, especially the courses and institute we choose for our higher education can directly affect our lives and careers. So, it’s important to do your research before getting into a university or choosing the course. Although you have to keep in mind that, just because a particular school has a good reputation, it doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the best option for you. But if you can afford the tuition and you got the grades to get into one the best universities globally then, here are the 10 best universities in the world based on the QS World University Rankings 2019.
10 Best Universities In The World 2019
10. UCL (University College London):
Located in London, one of the largest universities in the UK, UCL earned its best score in the academic reputation indicator. UCL achieved a strong score for its proportion of international students as it is a diverse place to study. It was the first university institution to be established in London and the third-oldest university in England. UCL is also the first uni to be entirely secular and the first to admit women in the UK.
9. University of Chicago:
US’s University of Chicago is reputed for its achievements in academics. The scholars of this university have played a major role in the development of many academic disciplines. UChicago’s physics department and the Met Lab helped develop the first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction in the world. It is one of the universities with the highest concentrations of Nobel laureates in the world ( 98 in 2018).
8. Imperial College London:
Imperial College London mai9nly focuses on science, engineering and technology. Like UCL, this college also hosts a diverse campus with more than 59% of students from outside the UK and 140 countries represented on campus, so if you are an international student, it’s a great choice. The main campus of the college is located in South Kensington.
7. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology):
ETH Zurich is the only university in the top ten which is not from the UK or USA. It is the highest-ranked university in continental Europe. The university focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By subject, it is ranked 3rd in the world and 1st in Europe for engineering and technology and also 1st for Earth & Marine Science. 32 Nobel laureates, including Albert Einstein, have been affiliated with the Institute.
6. University of Cambridge:
Cambridge is one of the most prestigious universities and the 6th best university in the world as of 2019. Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the fourth-oldest surviving university in the world and the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is also the wealthiest university in the UK. The university has educated many notable people in the world. 118 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with Cambridge and alumni from this university have won 194 Olympic medals
5. University of Oxford:
The University of Oxford is the third corner of the UK’s prestigious ‘golden triangle’. It is the best university in the UK and the fifth in the world with top-10 scores for its academic and employer reputations as well as its faculty/student ratio. Together with Cambridge, it is often referred to as Oxbridge. With evidence of teaching as early as 1096, Oxford is the second-oldest university in continuous operation in the world and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech):
Known for its strength in natural science and engineering, Caltech is the smallest university in the top 10. It has a great student/faculty ratio and also a great score in the citations per faculty member indicator. Caltech is more than often ranked as one of the top ten best universities in the world on pretty much every reputed university ranking. Caltech also operates NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
3. Harvard University:
Founded in 1636, and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University is the United States’ oldest institution of higher learning. Ranked as the third best university in the world, Harvard remains first in the world for both employer and academic reputation. Harvard University is home to the world’s largest academic and private library system, comprising 79 individual libraries holding over 18 million items. This Ivy League university has educated numerous great alumni in several fields over the decades.
2. Stanford University:
Founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley and its entrepreneurship. It is one of the most successful universities in attracting funding for start-ups. Stanford achieved its best score for its reputation among academics and employers. Many notable billionaires, scientists, politicians, olympic medalists, and other successful alumni have been affiliated with Stanford.
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):
For the seventh consecutive year, MIT has been ranked as the best university in the world. With an urban campus that stretches more than a mile alongside the Charles River, MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT was established in 1861, and it plays a key role in the development of many aspects of modern science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Known for its innovation and academic strength, MIT also earned its highest scores for its reputations with academics and employers. Many notable personals including 93 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with MIT.