Oxford tops ranking of world's best universities

10:32 • 09.12.17



For the first time in 14 years, an American college didn't crack the top two in a ranking of the best universities in the world, the Independent reports, citing Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 list.


United Kingdom-based Oxford and Cambridge Universities came in No1 and No 2, respectively.


Times Higher Ed reviews the top 1,000 universities in the world looking at factors of teaching, research, and influence to rank them.


It reviews quantitative factors, like the number of times a university's published work is cited by scholars globally, and qualitative factors, like peer surveys, to assemble the ranking.


The latest top 10 universities' list includes:


10. University of Pennsylvania (tie)


Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Students: 20,361



Number of students per faculty member: 6.5



10. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (tie)



Location: Zurich, Switzerland



Students: 19,233



Number of students per faculty member: 14.6



9. University of Chicago



Location: Chicago, Illinois



Students: 13,525


Number of students per faculty member: 6.2



8. Imperial College London



Location: Kensington, London



Students: 15,857



Number of students per faculty member: 11.4



7. Princeton University



Location: Princeton, New Jersey



Students: 7,955

 


Number of students per faculty member: 8.3



6. Harvard University



Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts



Students: 29,326



Number of students per faculty member: 8.9



5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts



Students: 11,177



Number of students per faculty member: 8.7



3. Stanford University (tie)



Location: Stanford, California



Students: 15,845



Number of students per faculty member: 7.5



3. California Institute of Technology (tie)



Location: Pasadena, California



Students: 2,209



Number of students per faculty member: 6.5



2. University of Cambridge


Location: Cambridge, England



Students: 18,389



Number of students per faculty member: 10.9



1. University of Oxford



Location: Oxford, England



Students: 20,409


Number of students per faculty member: 11.2

 





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