The World's 10 Best Universities

Oxford overtakes Cal Tech
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2016 9:27 AM CDT
Oxford's Keble College.   (Wikimedia)

(Newser) – The world has a new top university. Oxford has pushed the California Institute of Technology—which held the top spot for the past five years—to second place in the 2016 World University Rankings, based on research impact, reputation, and global scholarship. This marks the first time in the list's 13-year history that a school outside the US has come out on top, reports the Wall Street Journal. Here's the top 10:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. California Institute of Technology
  3. Stanford University
  4. University of Cambridge
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  6. Harvard University
  7. Princeton University
  8. Imperial College London
  9. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  10. Tie: University of California, Berkeley and University of Chicago
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