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Top Universities in the World 2020

Without a doubt, all of us love to study at a comprehensive university to fulfill our educational qualifications. So, how do we choose the best one among the institutes that are available in the world?

Do not worry, and we are here to help you! We have mentioned the top universities in the world according to recent rankings. So, choose the most suitable and most prestigious university that you can attend.

In addition to that, these universities have won an excellent reputation for their academic activities. Also, they are very famous among the employers. So, let us move on to the list of those universities.


World University Rankings 2020 – Top 10

This is a brief introduction to the topic that we are going to describe here. We expect it will be helpful for you to get a quick understanding.

After that, we can go to the topic in detail.

Rank in 2019 Rank in 2020 University Location
1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 2 Stanford University United States
3 3 Harvard University United States
5 4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
4 5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
7 6 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland
6 7 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
10 8 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
8 9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
9 10 University of Chicago United States


01. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the leader in the rankings of comprehensive universities in the world. Furthermore, it has reached great success in many criteria.

For instance, this university is famous for its academic activities and providing the most efficient students as the employees to the organizations. It owns the top 10 scores for their academic reputation too.


02. Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University is located near to Silicon Valley, and it remains in second place among the top 10 universities in the world. It also earns the perfect scores for their academic activities.


03. Harvard University

Harvard University - Cambridge

Harvard University takes the third place in this ranking. As you all know, it is a very popular institute for educational purposes in the United States.

Moreover, it has won a good reputation among employers too.


04. University of Oxford

University of Oxford - England

The University of Oxford has climbed one place in the top university rankings compared to the previous year, 2019. Also, it is the highest-ranked institute in the United Kingdom.


05. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has fallen one place down in the latest rankings. Even though it still scores the best for their faculty/student ratio and citations per faculty member indicator.


06. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) is another university that is located in Switzerland. It also scores the best results for the citations per faculty indicator.


07. University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has gone down a spot in the rankings in 2020. But it still stays within the top 10 universities because of its’ high success in the academic and the reputation that it has won among the employers.


08. UCL (University College London)

University College London

UCL (University College London) is the highest-ranked institution in London. Also, it is famous for its perfect academic activities.


09. Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is another great university that you can attend in the United Kingdom. It has scored an impressive result from the employer indicators.


10. University of Chicago

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This university also earns the best results in their academic activities, but it has fallen one place down in this year, 2020.


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