Top 7 Best Universities in the World in 2010

After doing some research about this topic, to date it is difficult to find accurate information regarding the worldwide university rank for 2011. Even for 2010, there are some different information for which one was the best university in 2010. After checking some of the ranks and how they measure it, here you can find what I believe is the most reliable ranking for the Top 7 Best Universities in the World in 2010. The MBA University ranking will follow…

1. University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge alumni loom large in the making of the modern world: Newton on laws and motion; Rutherford splitting the atom; Darwin on evolution; Turing’s prototypical computer; Crick and Watson with DNA. Founded in 1209 by Oxford scholars who quit after a dispute with the local citizens, Cambridge now employs 8 614 staff and has 18 396 students.

2. Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

The oldest academic institute in the US, it dates from 1636 and is named after its first benefactor, John Harvard. It has the global academy’s largest financial endowment and boasts 43 Nobel laureates. Its 210-acre main campus and 23 satellites house 10 faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. It has 2 100 academic staff and 20 000 students.

3. Yale University

Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

America’s third-oldest university has nurtured five US presidents and 17 Supreme Court justices. It has a $16.3 billion endowment and 12.5 million books in its 24 libraries. Residential colleges and mascots started here. Its class of 2014 will contain 1 940 students, a record low three-in-40 acceptance rate. It has 11 593 students and 3 619 faculty.

4. UCL (University College London)

Location: London, United Kingdom

To find the best shortcut between any two points on its campus, UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis has designed a handheld Routefinder. Alumni of Britain’s first university to admit women on equal terms include Jonathan Ross, Jonathan Dimbleby, Robert Browning, Jomo Kenyatta and cricketer David Gower. Today, 21 620 students are served by 8 000 staff.

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

In 150 years, MIT has produced 73 Nobel laureates, eight of whom are members of its current 1,025-strong faculty. From its 168-acre Charles River campus, 10 300 students are instructed by a total teaching staff of 1 704 in architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts and social sciences; management; science; and health sciences and technology.

6. University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Twenty-six British prime ministers, at least 30 other world leaders, 12 saints and 20 archbishops of Canterbury have been Oxonians. Oxford virtually invented college life in the 13th century. The world’s third-oldest surviving university offers its 12 000 undergraduates a choice of 38 colleges and six permanent private-residence halls.

7. Imperial College London

Location: London, United Kingdom

With an emphasis on research, Imperial has four faculties – medicine, natural science, engineering and business. Founded in 1907 as a constituent college of the University of London, it became independent in 2007. Its main campus in London’s museum quarter and seven others house 1,230 scholars and 13,000 students.


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  1. Nice article! It was a pleasure to read it 🙂

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