Top 10 Most Prestigious Universities

May 27, 2016

2:00 pm

With graduation right around the corner, university rank is likely on everyone’s mind. And whether you’re applying for one of your favorite schools or graduating in the next few weeks, the level of prestige can go a long way in deciding your future. Fortunately, Times Higher Education has provided detailed research on the world’s most prestigious universities and where they can be found.

With 8 out of the top 10 schools are planted on American soil, it’s likely that you’ll recognize a few of the entries. Even more impressive, 43 out of the top 100 universities are based in the US. For years, the US has dominated this study, which is an invitation-only opinion survey of 10,000 top scholars around the world.

The remaining 2 schools in the top 10 were just across the pond in the UK. And while other countries have struggled to make it into the top 10, more and more Asian universities are bursting into the top 100. Even in the last decade, the University of Toyko has managed to sneak into the top 10 with 8th and 9th rankings in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.

The list remains relatively unchanged from previous years, but the universities on this list clearly deserve a little attention. Check out who made the cut and who missed out on prestigious glory:

H/T World Economic Forum


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