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Best Universities in the World (2021)

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University of Oxford

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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and is one of the oldest universities in the world. Oxford University is ranked first in the world for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 consecutively, the university has over 24,000 students, including undergraduate and postgraduates.

As for the best-ranking university in the world, it has the largest university library in the United Kingdom, it has a broad range of courses for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Oxford University has some notable alumni that have to achieve a greater position in all levels which includes: Stephen Hawking, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Rowan Atkinson, and many more.

International ranking: 1

Number of students enrolled: 24,000

International students: 45%

Female: Male Ratio 46: 54

Stanford University

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Stanford University was founded in 1885, located in Silicon Valley, the university creation has helped improve the tertiary education system in the United States of America, the university is situated in of the best and fast-growing city around the world, silicon valley is home of major Information Technology companies, the city attracts international students to come to study in Stanford University.

The university has a wide range of programs for undergraduates and graduates which includes: engineering, computer sciences, and social sciences, mathematics, and Statistics. The University has a sponsored budget worth $1.93 Billion for research and focuses on almost all areas to solve one or two problems.

In addition, applicants require a good academic performance to get into Stanford University. Stanford University has some notable alumni around the world which include: Kal Penn, Jidenna, Larry Page, and Tiger Woods.

International ranking: 2

Number of students enrolled: 16,000

International students: 23%

Female: Male Ratio 44:56

Harvard University

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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university, it has a rich history. It was established in the year 1636, and it is one of the oldest universities in the world. The university has three main campuses with about 23,000 students that study at Harvard.

Harvard University has a wide range of programs for both undergraduate and graduate, the likes of Social Sciences, computer science, history, Biology/Biological sciences. Stanford University is very competitive and very selective, they set some standards, and students with a strong academic profile can get into the university, the acceptance rate is very low.

Furthermore, Harvard University has over 400 thousand alumni and many notable alumni around the world, the university has produced eight presidents of the United States so far and the university has a grant in financial aid and scholarships of about $645 million

International ranking: 3

Number of students enrolled: 23,731

International students: 25%

Female: Male Ratio 49:51

California Institute of technology

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The California Institute of Technology is a private research university in Pasadena, California.  The university is known for science and engineering, and it has series of courses for undergraduate and graduate studies. California Institute of technology has over 20,000 alumni in almost every field of study, with over 40 Nobel Prize winners.

In addition, the California Institute of technology has broadened its focus on research in those major areas of science and engineering, with about 50 research Centers and institutes, and has 5 NASA facilities on campus.

California Institute of technology is a very competitive institution, the admission requirement is based on your performance and the university has some expected scores from applicants and CGPA, and the acceptance rate is very tough.

International ranking: 4

Number of students enrolled: 2,000

International students: 33%

Female: Male Ratio 36:64

Massachusetts Institute of technology

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MIT is one of the top universities in the world and it is best known for its programs in engineering physical sciences and some others disciplines. Massachusetts Institute of technology is a private research university in the city of Massachusetts, Cambridge.

As one of the top universities in the world with the top ranking in term of its education system and research work and many to be mentioned, it is a very competitive university to get in, it require high performance from students.

The cost of attending MIT is a bit high and it provides

International ranking: 5

Number of students enrolled: 11,355

International students: 11%

Female: Male Ratio 39:61

University of Cambridge

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The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world, it is a public research institution in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Cambridge serves more than 18,000 students from all cultures and corners of the world. Nearly 4,000 of its students are international and hail from over 120 different countries. In addition, the university’s International Summer Schools offer 150 courses to students from more than 50 countries.

Cambridge University is a global institution and has international students from over 100 countries,       Cambridge had more than 300,000 living alumni in different countries such as the USA, Germany, Canada, France, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Republic of China, and many more.

In addition, Cambridge University has many research Centre’s

International ranking: 6

Number of students enrolled: 19,000

International students: 38%

Female: Male Ratio 47: 53

University of California, Berkeley

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The University of California, Berkeley is a public university in Berkeley, California. It was established in 1868. The university has over 350-degree programs and it has won lots of Nobel prizes by alumni and has a very big number of alumni around the world. 

It has book volumes of 13 million at the University of California, Berkeley. It also has research programs and units across. UC Berkeley admission is very selective and competitive with an acceptance rate of 16%. Students that get into the University of California, Berkeley might have met up to the requirements, a minimum of SAT 1330-1530 and a minimum of ACT range 31-35

The university is located in San Francisco’s Bay Area, where it is home to about 27,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 postgraduate students.

International ranking: 7

Number of students enrolled: 39,000

International students: 17%

Female: Male Ratio 51: 49

Yale University

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Yale University is one of the private Ivy League research institutions, located in New Haven, Connecticut. The university is one of the oldest higher educational institutes, it has a rich history.

Yale University has a wide range of programs and with over 6000 undergraduate students and 7000 graduate & professional students, its major field of research are sciences & engineering, medical & health sciences, arts, humanities & social sciences, with many research centres & institutes.

The university has some notable alumni includes George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S Presidents, George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S President, John Kerry, Angela Bassett, and many more.

International ranking: 8

Number of students enrolled: 12,000

International students: 20%

Female: Male Ratio 50: 50

Princeton University

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Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton University has

The Princeton University, almost all the undergraduate students are living on campus and it has over 300 student’s organizations, the university has a good reputation with over 400 international internship opportunities 

In addition, Princeton University has over 94,000 alumni in 150 countries, some notable alumni are Michelle Obama, Jeff Bezos, and more, almost 30,000 attendees at the annual reunion in the university. It has a wide range array of doctoral departments and programs, with over 15 master’s degree programs, the university has standard academics departments

Talking about the financial aid program at Princeton University a lot of students can give testimony on how the program has helped them, with 61% undergraduate student’s beneficiaries.  

International ranking: 9

Number of students enrolled: 8,000

International students: 23%

Female: Male Ratio 46: 54

The University of Chicago.

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The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, its main campus is located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighbourhood. It enrolled 16,445 students in fall 2019, including 6,286 undergraduates and 10,159 graduate students.

The University of Chicago majors in Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Public Administration and Social Service Professions, with 140 research institutes and centres where true innovation and individuals come together to solve a problem and invent new technology.

The University of Chicago is one of the hardest universities to get into, with the low acceptance rate, it is high among the top-ranked schools and it is very selective, a good academic performance is required. Also, the University of Chicago welcomes international students from different countries. Students receive financial aid.

In addition, the University of Chicago has over 180,000 alumni worldwide, with some notable alumni.

The former president of the United States (Barrack Obama) was once a lecturer and spend 12 years at the University of Chicago.

International ranking: 10

Number of students enrolled: 15,000

International students 31%

Female: Male Ratio 46: 54

Imperial College London

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The imperial college London is a public research university in London, it was founded in 1907. It is a subsidiary of imperial college business school and more, imperial college London is among the top ten universities in the world, and it mainly focuses on science, engineering, business, and medicine.

The college has around 17,000 students and 8,000 staff, Securing admission into the imperial college London is very difficult and very selective, and that makes it to be one of the prestigious universities, the acceptance rate to ICL is very low.

In addition, the university has 14 Nobel Prize winners and has some famous alumni around the world.

International ranking: 11

Number of students enrolled: 17,100

International students: 58%

Female: Male Ratio 39: 61

Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Is America’s first research university and it was founded in 1876. Johns Hopkins is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The university has over 15,788 domestic and international students, with is nine academic divisions: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, Carey Business School, School of Education, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Peabody Institute (for music), Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

The acceptance rate to get into John Hopkins is very low, this is because admission to John Hopkins is very competitive and students must have a strong academic performance. At least the university has 27% which are international students with 36 Nobel laureates, some notable alumni include Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the USA.

International ranking: 12th

Number of students enrolled: 15,788

International students: 27%

Female: Male Ratio 52: 48

University of Pennsylvania

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The University of Pennsylvania claimed to be founded in 1740 which makes it the oldest university in the United States and it is among the Ivy League research university. It is a private university which is situated in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The University of Pennsylvania runs full-time and part-time programs and it has 26,552 as the total number of students, which the university had a total of 7,830 international students who applied for admission to undergraduate for fall 2020 alone.

In addition, the diversity at the University of Pennsylvania is equally 

Almost half of the university students, faculty, and staff participate in community service programs.

The university has an amazing list of notable alumni which include: Sundar Pichai, Nnamdi Azikwe, john Legend, Kwame Nkrumah, Elon Musk, Donald Trump, and Warren Buffet

International ranking: 13th

Number of students enrolled: 26,552

International students: 21%

Female: Male Ratio 52: 48

ETH Zurich

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ETH Zurich is a public research university in the city of Zurich, Zürich is one of the safest cities in Europe. The university was founded in 1854 with the university focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematic, ETH Zurich departments: Architecture and Civil Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics, System-oriented Natural Sciences. 

ETH Zurich is one of the best universities in Europe the acceptance rate for international students is 27%. There are 19,000 students studying at ETH Zurich, with about 7,600 (40%) international students.  A good GPA and GRE score with work experience can go a long way to get into ETH. One good thing about ETH for international is that most Master’s Degree programs are taught in English, international students from Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA are all English-speaking countries or must have completed a bachelor’s degree program taught in English.

In addition, 21 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to researchers.

International ranking: 14th

Number of students enrolled: 19,000

International students: 40%

Female: Male Ratio 32: 68

University of California, Los Angeles

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The University of California, Los Angeles is a public research university in Los Angeles, California. It has the highest application for fall 2020, the newly admitted students receive Pell grants, financial assistance.

The University of California is very competitive, students with a good academic profile have a chance to get into UCLA, this makes the university selective in admission and it has a very low acceptance rate. That makes it a prestigious university in the world, it also receives applications from more than 100 countries around the world.

In addition, UCLA offers series of undergraduate programs such as biology, business economics, political science, psychology, psychobiology, and economics, with over 150 graduate degree programs. The university has 15 Nobel laureates. Some of the notable alumni are Gabrielle Union and many more to be mentioned. UCLA campus has all the facilities which include: housing, student support, clubs, recreation, and many more.  The school places a strong emphasis on student research, awarding nearly $1 billion in competitive research grants and contracts annually.

International ranking: 15th

Number of students enrolled: 41,245

International students: 17%

Female: Male Ratio 55: 45

UCL

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University College London UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion, and to welcome women to university education, it was founded in 1826 in London, with more than 13,000 staff and 42,000 students. The university college of London welcomes international students with almost 50% of its total enrolment.

University College London has 11 faculties: Engineering, laws, life sciences, mathematical and physical sciences, medical sciences, arts, and humanities, built environments, brain sciences, the institute of education, social and historical sciences, and population health sciences.

The prestigious university has expanded its focus in teaching and research, the university library is located across London has more than 300,000 alumni around the world.

International ranking: 16th

Number of students enrolled: 42,000

International students: 55%

Female: Male Ratio 57: 43

Columbia University

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The University is situated in New York City. It is the oldest university for higher education in New York and the fifth in the United States, Columbia University is a private university in the United States and it was founded in 1754.

The university is situated in one of the best city in the world and it majors are Social Sciences; Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts.

Columbia University is very competitive and difficult among the Ivy League schools, its acceptance rate is very low at 5.4%, and it has a number of notable alumni around the world.

It has over 200 research centres and institutes and has 84 Nobel laureates, the university has over 350 new inventions annually, and it also has $1+ Billion in annual research.

The university major areas are:

International ranking: 17th

Number of students enrolled: 26,786

International students: 39%

Female: Male Ratio

University of Toronto

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The University of Toronto was founded in the year 1827. The university is a public research university in Toronto, it was formally pronounced as ‘Kings College’. It is the largest university in Canada, which continue to attract outstanding student and academics from around the world. The university is located in one of the safest cities in the world and a safe place to live and has the third-largest public transit in North America. It has also produced four prime ministers for Canada. The University of Toronto is rank number 1 in Canada and ranked 18 in the global rankings.it is the most populous city in Canada, which has 3 main campuses: St. George, Mississauga (in the west), and Scarborough (in the East). The campuses offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in several fields of study.

The University of Toronto offers more than 130 combined degree programs and 70 professional graduate courses, programs in Humanities & Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Commerce & Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Music and Architecture.

The University of Toronto has over 600,000 alumni around the world doing fantastic and contributing in a big way to both private and government sectors. The University of Toronto has 44 libraries along with 158 librarians. University of Toronto’s library system is the third-largest in North America.

International ranking: 18th

Number of students enrolled: 74,502

International students: 22%

Female: Male Ratio 59:41

Cornell University

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Cornell University is a private university in Ithaca, New York, it is among the Ivy League university. It was founded in 1865, it has 15 colleges and schools with 8 undergraduates and four graduate and professional units, and it has a medical college in Doha, Qatar.

Cornell University has five campuses, the main campus is situated in Ithaca, New York and Weill Cornell Medicine New York, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar, Cornell Tech, New York, Cornell AgricTech.

The university has many research centres and institutes all over, extensively inventing, its majors are in life sciences. Technology, information science & technology, physical & mathematical sciences, with a $1.19 Billion total research funding.

In addition, admission into Cornell University is very competitive and it very selective, the acceptance rate is 10.9%, it depends on the programs and also students with good academic profile has the best chance as well.

International ranking: 19th

Number of students enrolled: 23,620

International students: 25%

Female: Male Ratio 50: 50

Duke University

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Duke University is situated in Durham, North Carolina. It is a private research university, which was created in1924 by James Buchanan Duke, Durham city is known for its technology companies and scholarly institutions. 

Duke University is very difficult to get into, it has a 7.6% acceptance rate. Almost 52% of duke undergraduates receive financial aid while 64% of duke students graduate debt-free. There are many opportunities for students at Duke University.

In addition, as one of the prestigious universities, it has majored in research in business, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing. 

International ranking: 20th

Number of students enrolled: 15,551

International students: 21%

Female: Male Ratio 49:51

Tsinghua University

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Tsinghua University is research in Beijing, China. It was established in 1911, Tsinghua University is one of the best universities in China, with its diversity in different areas such as Architecture, economics and management, engineering, social sciences and humanities, law. The university has some notable alumni and it is one of the prestigious universities around the world. It has a very rich history and focuses on contributions to the economic, scientific and technological development of China and the world at large.

International ranking: 20th

Number of students enrolled: 37,500

International students: 13%

Female: Male Ratio 34:66

Originally posted 2021-05-25 20:00:09.

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