It is the dream of every dedicated student to attend a prestigious university and listen to lecturers of the highest quality. In a bid to keep you in the know, here are the top 10 universities in the world based on performance index.
10. Yale University (university website)
Founded in 1701, Yale consists of three components namely the Yale College (offering undergraduate programs), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools. Over the years, the university has churned notable individuals among them George W. Bush, the former American president and the famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson. With over 11,000 students attending the college each year, Yale prides itself on academic excellence and remains one of the best universities on the planet.
9. Princeton University (university website)
The fourth-oldest college in the United States, Princeton is filled with tradition and quality in education. It is committed to undergraduate teaching and offers degree in the fields of social sciences and engineering as well as natural sciences. Since its inception, it has been associated with 35 Nobel laureates.
8. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (university website)
Caltech has bagged faulty annual awards year in year out thanks to the brilliant students who school at the college. It has 33 Nobel laureates to its name and one of the very few universities in the United States that are dedicated to applied sciences and the instruction of technical arts.
7. Stanford University (university website)
Stanford has churned out extremely successful alumni with some of them being the brains behind big companies such as Google, Nike, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard just to name but a few. Stanford is affiliated with 58 Nobel laureates and is one of the most selective universities in the United States admitting slightly over 5% of the total applicants.
6. University of Oxford (university website)
The University of Oxford is the second oldest universities in the world and is thought to have been established in 1096. It is home to the Rhodes Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship on the planet that has been awarded to many students from all over the world. Oxford has 27 Nobel laureates to its name.
5. Imperial College London (university website)
Also referred to as Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, this University was part of the federal University of London until 2007 when it broke away and became independent. In addition, it represents a part of the “golden triangle” of Britain and has 15 Nobel laureates as alumni since its formation.
4. Harvard University (university website)
Established in 1636, Harvard University is synonymous with developing great leaders some of whom have shaped the world’s political scene as we know it today. A total of 8 presidents and 151 Nobel laureates have graduated from this college. It is also the university with the largest financial endowment in the world.
3. University of Chicago (university website)
With 89 Nobel Laureates as alumni, the University of Chicago is without doubt one of the top 10 universities in the world. The college received a sizable donation from John Rockefeller during its inception years and has grown to provide quality education in disciplines such as law, sociology, medicine and physics.
2. University of Cambridge (university website)
Cambridge University is the third oldest in the world and home to 90 Nobel laureates. It is also famed for its enormous libraries that can hold over 15 million books. The university invests heavily in research in addition to providing an excellent student life as well.
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (university website)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is popular for its highly selective criteria when admitting new students. The acceptance rate stands at 7.73%, but the university is also known for its high-quality education in engineering and physical sciences. MIT is associated with 81 Nobel laureates. You may be surprised to know that companies started by MIT alumni would rank as the eleventh-largest economy on the planet with the highest revenue collection.