Top 10 Best Universities in the World in 2014

10. Yale University

Yale was founded in 1701 with strong emphasis on medicine and its divinity school. For nearly two centuries, Yale has been attracting more foreign students as it has enriched the culture of the university.

09. Princeton University

Princeton is the fourth-oldest university in the United States. From its humble beginnings, it has blossomed into a great institution of learning. As a research university, it has been fueled with the passion of reaching the highest levels of distinction.

08. California Institute of Technology

We all know Caltech to be as a setting of a sitcom the Big Bang Theory. Caltech is a powerhouse research facility which hosts and manages the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

07. Stanford University

Stanford is one of the leading centers of teaching and research in the world. The university offers the students a wide array of dynamic courses. Being situated near Silicon Valley, the university has become the hub on technological innovation for the past few decades. Stanford has been committed to offer a kind of education that seems to be unrivaled by any other research university.

06. Oxford University

Oxford is known to be the oldest existing university in the English-speaking world. It has been around to close a millennium. Oxford has grown to become one of the most admired and renowned centers for teaching and research in the world. About a fourth of the students in Oxford are from abroad. The university is teaching nationals from 130 countries in the world. Oxford prides itself for having an 800-year tradition of invention and innovation, which has been instrumental in creating jobs and entrepreneurs in the 21st century.

05. University College London

UCL has been described by a leading London newspaper as an “intellectual powerhouse”. The university has been a constant top 10 placer in university rankings all over. UCL is known to offer a richly rewarding and stimulating experience to each of its students and graduates scattered all over the world. The university prides itself to be one of the best centers of research and teaching.

04. Harvard University

Harvard is the oldest university in the United States. It is home to almost 20,000 degree candidates including both undergraduate and graduate students. Harvard has been producing finest graduates that have become successful in virtually every field around the world.

03. Imperial College London

Imperial College London is one of the leading institutions of learning that specializes in medicine, science and engineering. It has been a consistent top five university in the world and ranked by Times Higher Education University Ranking as the 10th best in the world in 2013.

02. University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is one of the oldest higher learning institutions in the world. It is also one of the largest campuses in the United Kingdom. Its reputation has been affirmed by the Quality Assurance Agency and some independent, third-party reviewers. The adherence to the highest standards has resulted to better learning opportunities in Cambridge. The famous campus in itself is a tourist attraction.

01. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Without a doubt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is synonymous with excellent science and technology education. It has been a mission of MIT to educate students in the advances in science and technology. MIT has grown to become one of the world-class educational institutions. It is a privately endowed, independent and c0-educational institution of higher learning in the United States.