What are the best universities in the world?

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    #1University of Oxford

    University of Oxford

    A collegiate research university based in Oxford, England, the University of Oxford is believed to be one of the oldest English-speaking learning institutions in the world. It consists of 39 colleges and a wide array of academic departments.


    Janet Carr
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "They have an impressive financial aid to support students who want to get their college education in prestigious universities. I respect schools who strive to make education accessible to everyone."
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    #2University of Cambridge

    University of Cambridge

    Founded in 1209 in Cambridge, United Kingdom, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution with more than 100 academic departments. It is considered the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world.


    Gregory Ramos
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "European universities have a charm that remains unmatched. Cambridge offers their students strong support and opportunities when it comes to research. "
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    #3Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is known its urban campus that reaches more than a mile alongside the Charles River, along with a number of major facilities off-campus.


    Emily Williams
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "I heard Kate Bouman (I'm quite unsure of her name) the woman who spearheaded the blackhole imaging project is from MIT. My kid wants to attend college here. Good luck to my wallet!"
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    #4Harvard University

    Harvard University

    Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The oldest university in the U.S., Harvard has a reputation for being one of the most prestigious higher-learning institutions in the country.


    Amy Hayes
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "US College admissions are super tricky especially when it comes to Ivy League schools. It was so heartbreaking when the controversy broke. I hope they fix this soon. I'm still a proud student! "
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    #5Stanford University

    Stanford University

    Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California. Positioned at the fore in the global ranking of universities, the institution prides itself for its academic reputation, wealth, selectivity, and proximity to Silicon Valley.


    Crystal Rose
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "You need a 4.0 GPA for this uni. I suggest studying your bones off because it's gonna do wonders for your career! "
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    #6California Institute of Technology

    California Institute of Technology

    The California Institute of Technology is a private doctorate-granting research university in Pasadena, California. Widely acclaimed for its natural science and engineering expertise, Caltech persistently ranks in the world's top universities.


    Nancy Rodriguez
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "This is the dream school of many STEM girls like me!"
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    #7Yale University

    Yale University

    Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Considered the third-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S., it has a reputation for its sterling place in the global ranking of universities.


    Larry Fuller
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "IVE LEAGUE COLLEGES ALL THE WAY! Yale has super enriching curriculum. No matter the degree!"
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    #8 University of Pennsylvania

     University of Pennsylvania

    The University of Pennsylvania is a private institution founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Some of its highly-ranked graduate programs include the Wharton School, Law School and School of Medicine.


    Esteban Contreras
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "Wharton is no joke. And so are its graduates."


Best What are the best universities in the world
1University of OxfordOther 19 Paid
2University of CambridgeOther 13 Paid
3Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyOther 8 Paid
4Harvard University Other 3 Paid
5Stanford UniversityOther 3 Paid
6California Institute of TechnologyOther 2 Paid
7Yale UniversityOther 2 Paid
8 University of PennsylvaniaOther 1 Paid

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