These Are the 10 Best Universities in the World

Oxford is No. 1, while top US schools are Caltech, Stanford in third place
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2017 2:40 PM CDT
Top 10 Universities in the World
Oxford is No. 1.   (Getty/oversnap)

The US is well represented on a new ranking of the world's best universities, but Britain has a hold on the top two spots. Education industry magazine Times Higher Education puts Oxford and Cambridge at the top of the pack for best overall university, though Forbes notes that uncertainty over Brexit could dry up research money and provide an opening for US universities in the near future. Here are the top 10:

  1. University of Oxford, UK
  2. University of Cambridge, UK
  3. (tie) California Institute of Technology, US
  4. (tie) Stanford University, US
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  6. Harvard University, US
  7. Princeton University, US
  8. Imperial College London, UK
  9. University of Chicago, US
  10. (tie) ETH Zurich–Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
  11. (tie) University of Pennsylvania, US
Click for the full rankings. (More universities stories.)

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