Best Universities of the World- 2017

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By Suman Kandel

Everyone is curious about Higher Education. We here at Scientific Mind, responding to your curiosity, present a list of top 20 universities of the world. We have adopted the rankings and studies done by Times Higher Education.

1. University of Oxford

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Founded on: c.1096

No. of Students: 19,718

No. of students per staff: 10.9

International students: 35%

Annual tuition fee (Overseas):  £16,230- £23,885

Acceptance Rate:  17.5% (2015)

Notable alumni: Stephen Hawking, Indira Gandhi, T.S Eliot, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair

2. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

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Founded on: 1891

No. of Students: 2,181

No. of students per staff: 6.7

International students: 27%

Annual tuition fee: $48,111

Acceptance Rate: 8% (2016)

Notable alumni:  Kip Thorne, William Shockley, Satish DhawanAdam D’Angelo, Carver Mead

 

3. Stanford University

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Founded on:  1891

No. of Students: 15,658

No. of students per staff: 7.7

International students: 22%

Annual tuition fee: $44,757

Acceptance Rate: 4.8% (2016)

Notable alumni: Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, Marissa Mayer, Tablo

4. University of Cambridge

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Founded on:  1209

No. of Students:  18,605

No. of students per staff: 11.3

International students: 35%

Annual tuition fee: $20,400 – $37,800

Acceptance Rate: 21% (2015)

Notable alumni: Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Alan Turing, Ernest Rutherford, Jagdish Chandra Bose

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Founded on:  1861

No. of Students: 11,192

No. of students per staff: 8.8

International students: 33%

Annual tuition fee:  $49,580

Acceptance Rate: 7.9% (2016)

Notable alumni: Richard Feynman, Salman Khan, Gilbert Strang, Pranav Mistry, Benjamin Netanyahu

6. Harvard University

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Founded on: 1636

No. of Students: 19,890

No. of students per staff: 8.8

International students: 25%

Annual tuition fee: $43,280

Acceptance Rate: 5.4% (2016)

Notable alumni: Barack Obama, Helen Keller, Bill Gates, Mark Zukerberg, William James

7. Princeton University

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Founded on:  1746

No. of Students: 7,924

No. of students per staff: 8.8

International students: 25%

Annual tuition fee: $47,500

Acceptance Rate: 6.5% (2016)

Notable alumni: Josh Nash, Jeff Bezos, John F. Kennedy, John Bardeen, Eric Schmidt

8. Imperial College London

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Founded on:  1851

No. of Students: 15,236

No. of students per staff: 11.3

International students: 52%

Annual tuition fee(EU): £9250

Acceptance Rate: 14.3% (2015)

Notable alumni:  Alexander Fleming, H.G. Wells, Derek Barton,                                      John Ambrose Fleming, Cyrus Mistry

9. ETH Zurich- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

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Founded on:  1855

No. of Students: 18,616

No. of students per staff: 14.9

International students: 37%

Annual tuition fee: CHF 580 (per semester)

Acceptance Rate: 27%

Notable alumni: Albert Einstein, Wilhelm Röntgen, Fritz Haber, Rudolf Clausius, Richard R. Ernst

10. University of Calfornia, Berkeley

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Founded on:  1868

No. of Students: 34,834

No. of students per staff: 12

International students: 16%

Annual tuition fee: $14,068

Acceptance Rate: 17.5% (2016)

Notable alumni: Michio Kaku, Steve Wozniak, Gordon Moore, Timothy Leary

 

Other following Universities are:

11. University of Chicago

12. Yale University

13. University of Pennsylvania

14. University of California Los Angeles (LA)

15. University College London
16. Columbia University

17. Johns Hopkins University

18. Duke University

19. Cornell University

20. Northwestern  University 

 

 

 

 

 

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