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20 BEST WORLD UNIVERSITIES



20 BEST WORLD UNIVERSITIES

#20. Duke University
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 10.4% (2016)
Private research school with gardens & dramatic buildings is known for medicine & basketball.

#19. University of California–San Diego
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 35.9% (2016)
This is a higher education University that is a gem to southern California.

#18. Imperial College London
– Country: United Kingdom
– Acceptance Rate: 15.2% (2013)
Sprawling university, founded in 1901, specialising in science, medicine, engineering and business.

#17. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 28.6% (2016)
Sprawling public school known for its research & medical programs as well as its football team.

#16. University of Toronto
– Country: Canada
– Acceptance Rate: N/A
Scenic, research-geared public university known for arts & sciences, engineering & medical programs.

#15. Yale University
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 6.3% (2016)
Storied private Ivy League school founded in 1701 & known for liberal arts, drama & music programs.

#14. University of Pennsylvania
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 9.4% (2016)
This 1740 Ivy League school with many Gothic-style buildings is known for medicine, business & law.

#13. Princeton University
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 6.5% (2016)
Founded in 1746, this Ivy League school is known for its engineering, science & humanities programs.

#12. Johns Hopkins University
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 11.5% (2016)
Private school founded in 1876 & renowned for its medical program & research facilities.

#11. University of Washington
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 55% (2014)
This 1861 research school in Downtown Seattle is known for medicine, engineering & business.

#10. University of Chicago
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 7.6% (2016)
Storied, research-centric private school known for its medical & economics programs & scenic campus.

#9. Columbia University
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 6% (2016)
Set in Upper Manhattan, this 1754 Ivy League school focuses on medicine, business, the arts & more.

#8. University of California–Los Angeles
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 18% (2016)
This research school offering a range of degrees is known for medicine, performing arts & athletics.

#7. California Institute of Technology
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 9% (2015)
This private research university founded in 1891 is known for its engineering & science programs.

#6. University of Cambridge
– Country: United Kingdom
– Acceptance Rate: 20.8% (2013)
Prestigious medieval university with 31 colleges, prominent city-wide buildings and 18,000 students.

#5. University of Oxford
– Country: United Kingdom
– Acceptance Rate: 17.5% (2015)
Venerable university with 38 colleges plus more than 22,000 students and 70 research departments.

#4. Stanford University
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 4.7% (2016)
Founded in 1885, this private research school is known for law, engineering, business & medicine.

#3. University of California–Berkeley
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 17.5% (2016)
University overlooking San Francisco Bay with a campus of beaux arts architecture & wooded areas.

#2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 8% (2015)
Famed private research university founded in 1861 & known for its science & engineering programs.

#1. Harvard University
– Country: United States
– Acceptance Rate: 5.2% (2016)
This state-of-the-art, 250-seat performance space features theatrical productions by students.

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