Top Universities

This is part one of a two part look into the best universities in the world. Today we’ll go through a ranking of the Top 20 Universities around the world and tomorrow we’ll lay out the Top 20 Cities for students. Education is important and we want our readers or their kids, to make the most of it.

Asian universities are becoming more well respected around the world
The QS World University Rankings assesses universities using six performance indicators, which each carrying a different weighting when calculating overall scores. These indicators are: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), research citations per faculty member (20%), proportion of international faculty (5%) and proportion of international students (5%). 

This list lays out the most respected, the best rated and the most prestigious universities in the world. It’s interesting to see three schools from Asia on the list.

Top 20 Universities

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Stanford University

Harvard University

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

University of Oxford

University of Cambridge

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Imperial College London

University of Chicago

UCL (University College London)

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Princeton University

Cornell University

Yale University

Columbia University

Tsinghua University

The University of Edinburgh

University of Pennsylvania

University of Michigan