20 Most Famous Universities In The World

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You can make your future in better way if you chose one of these 20 most famous universities in the world because these universities gives you better environment to learn.

 

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research.

 

Established:  1861 (Opened 1865)

Type:  Private

Endowment:  $10.15 billion (2012)

President:  L.Rafael Reif

Academic Staff:  1,081

Students:   10,894

Location:   Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Official Website:   http://www.mit.edu/

 

 

 

2. University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge (informally known as “Cambridge University” or simply as “Cambridge”) is a public research university located in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the third-oldest surviving university in the world. In post-nominals the university’s name is abbreviated as Cantab, a shortened form of Cantabrigiensis. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world.

 

Established:  1209

Type:  Public

Endowment:  £4.9 billion (2013)

Chancellor:  The Lord Sainsbury of Turville

Academic Staff:  5,999

Students:   18,448

Location:   Cambridge, England, UK.

Official Website:   http://www.cam.ac.uk/

 

 

 

3. Harvard University

Harvard University

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its history, quality of education, academic influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

 

Established:  1636

Type:  Private

Endowment:  US$30 billion (2012)

President:  Drew Gilpin Faust

Academic Staff:  2,107

Students:   21,225

Location:   Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

Official Website:   http://www.harvard.edu/

 

 

 

4. University of Oxford

University of Oxford

 

The University of Oxford (informally referred to as Oxford University or simply Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. Although its exact date of foundation is unclear, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the second-oldest surviving university in the world, after the University of Bologna. In post-nominals, the University of Oxford is commonly abbreviated as “Oxon.”, from the Latin Universitas Oxoniensis. Since 2007, “Oxf” has been used in official university publications, though this “has been criticized by some readers”.

 

Established:  Unknown, teaching existed in 1096

Type:  Private

Endowment:  £3.772 billion

Chancellor:  Chris Patten (The Lord Patten of Barnes)

Students:   21,535

Location:   Oxford, England, U.K.

Official Website:   http://www.ox.ac.uk/

 

 

 

5. California Institute of Technology

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The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private research university located in Pasadena, California, United States. Caltech has six academic divisions with strong emphases on science and engineering. Its 124-acre (50 ha) primary campus is located approximately 11 mi (18 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

 

Established:  1891

Type:  Private

Endowment:  $1.747 billion (2012)

President:  Jean-Lou Chameau

Academic Staff:  294 professorial faculty, 1207 other faculty

Students:   2,231

Location:   1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California, U.S.

Official Website:   http://www.caltech.edu/

 

 

 

6. Stanford University

Stanford University

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California, on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto. It is situated in the northwestern Silicon Valley, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Its most recent acceptance rate, 5.69% for the Class of 2017, was the lowest ever recorded in the university’s history.

 

Established:  1891

Type:  Private

Endowment:  US$17.04 billion

President:  John L. Hennessy

Academic Staff:  1,995

Students:   15,870

Location:   Stanford, California, U.S.

Official Website:   http://www.stanford.edu/

 

 

 

7. Princeton University

Princeton University

Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution as well as the fourth chartered institution of higher education in the American colonies. The university moved to Newark in 1747, then to Princeton in 1756 and was renamed Princeton University in 1896. The present-day College of New Jersey in nearby Ewing Township, New Jersey, is an unrelated institution. Princeton had close ties to the Presbyterian Church, but has never been affiliated with any denomination and today imposes no religious requirements on its students.

 

Established:  1746

Type:  Private

Endowment:  $16.954 billion (2012)

President:  Christopher L. Eisgruber

Academic Staff:  1,172

Students:   7,592

Location:   Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Official Website:   http://www.princeton.edu/main/

 

 

 

8. University of Chicago

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago (U of C, UChicago, or simply Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The university consists of the College of the University of Chicago, various graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees organized into four divisions, six professional schools, and a school of continuing education. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students in the College and about 15,000 students overall. The University of Chicago is consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 universities.

 

Established:  1890

Type:  Private

Endowment:  US$6.57 billion (2012)

President:  Robert J. Zimmer

Academic Staff:  2,168

Students:   12,297

Location:   Chicago, Illinois.

Official Website:   http://www.uchicago.edu/

 

 

 

9. Yale University

Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Yale is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the world.

 

Established:  1701

Type:  Private

Endowment:  $19.345 billion (2012)

President:  Peter Salovey

Academic Staff:  3,619

Students:   11,732

Location:   New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

Official Website:   http://www.yale.edu/

 

 

 

10. Columbia University

Columbia University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university in New York City. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country’s nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and Nairobi.

 

Established:  1754

Type:  Private

Endowment:  $7.654 billion (2012)

President:  Lee Bollinger

Academic Staff:  3,662

Students:   28,824

Location:   Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

Official Website:   http://www.columbia.edu/

 

 

 

11. University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is an American private Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is one of the Colonial Colleges. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities.

 

Established:  1740

Type:  Private

Endowment:  $6.755 billion (2012)

President:  Ammy Gutmann

Academic Staff:  4,246

Students:   21,329

Location:   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Official Website:   http://www.upenn.edu/

 

 

 

12. Cornell University

Cornell University

Cornell University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge — from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell’s motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”

 

Established:  1865

Type:  Private

Endowment:  US$5.49 billion

President:  David J. Skorton

Academic Staff:  2,908

Students:   20,939

Location:   Ithaca, New York, U.S.

Official Website:   http://www.cornell.edu/

 

 

 

13. Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University (informally Johns Hopkins, JHU, or just Hopkins) is a not-for-profit private research university based in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The university was founded on January 22, 1876, and named for its benefactor, the philanthropist Johns Hopkins. Daniel Coit Gilman was inaugurated as the first president on February 22, 1876.

 

Established:  1876

Type:  Private

Endowment:  $2.593 billion

President:  Ronald J. Daniels

Academic Staff:  3,100

Students:   7,047

Location:   Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Official Website:   http://www.jhu.edu/

 

 

 

14. ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

ETH Zürich is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management university in the city of Zurich, Switzerland. Like its sister institution Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), it is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland’s Federal Department of Home Affairs.

 

Established:  1855

Type:  Public

Endowment:  CHF1.36 billion

President:  Ralph Eichler

Academic Staff:  10,040

Students:   17,187

Location:   Zurich, Switzerland.

Official Website:   http://www.ethz.ch/index_EN

 

 

 

15. University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The university occupies 1,232 acres (499 ha) on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres (72 ha). Berkeley is considered a Public Ivy and the flagship institution of the 10 campus University of California system.

 

Established:  23rd March 1828

Type:  Public, Flagship

Endowment:  $3.03 billion

President:  Nicholas Dirks

Students:   35,899

Location:   Berkeley, California, United States.

Official Website:   http://www.berkeley.edu/index.html

 

 

 

16. Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Imperial College London (officially The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, specialising in science, engineering, medicine and business. Formerly a constituent college of the federal University of London, Imperial became fully independent in 2007, the 100th anniversary of its founding.

 

Established:  8th July 1907

Type:  Public

Endowment:  £79.1 million

Rector:  Keith O’Nions

Academic Staff:  7,170

Students:   13,410

Location:   London, United Kingdom.

Official Website:   http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/

 

 

 

17. University College London

University College London

 

University College London (UCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1826, UCL was the first university institution to be founded in London and the first in England to be established on an entirely secular basis, to admit students regardless of their religion and to admit women on equal terms with men. UCL became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London in 1836. It is regarded as being one of the world’s most prestigious universities.  

 

Established:  1826

Type:  Public

Chancellor:  Anne, Pricess Royal

Academic Staff:  10,097

Students:   24,680

Location:   London, United Kingdom.

Official Website:   http://www.ucl.ac.uk/

 

 

 

18. University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. It is the second-oldest of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. UCLA is considered a Public Ivy and flagship campus of the UC system. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. With an approximate enrollment of 28,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduate students, UCLA is the university with the largest enrollment in the state of California and the most popular university in the United States by number of applicants.

 

Established:  1882/1919 (became the second UC campus)

Type:  Public

Endowment:  US$ 2.59 billion

Chancellor:  Gene D. Block

Academic Staff:  4,016

Students:   39,945

Location:   Los Angeles, California, United States.

Official Website:   http://www.ucla.edu/

 

 

 

19. University of Michigan

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The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state’s oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight “Public Ivy” universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top twenty universities in the world. The University of Michigan also has two satellite campuses located in Flint and Dearborn.

 

Established:  1817

Type:  Public, Flagship, Sea Grant, Space Grant

Endowment:  US$ 8.465 billion

President:  Mary Sue Coleman

Academic Staff:  6,615

Students:   43,426

Location:   Ann Arbor, MI, US.

Official Website:   http://www.umich.edu/

 

 

 

20. University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

The University of California, San Diego (also referred to as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university located in La Jolla, California, United States. The university occupies 2,141 acres (866 ha) near the coast of the Pacific Ocean with the main campus resting on approximately 1,152 acres (466 ha). Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD is the seventh oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling about 22,700 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students. UCSD is one of America’s Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States.

 

Established:  18th November 1960

Type:  Public, Sea Grant, Space Grant

Endowment:  US$ 560.1 million

Chancellor:  Pradeep Khosla

Academic Staff:  4,291

Students:   29,052

Location:   La Jolla, California, United States.

Official Website:   http://www.ucsd.edu/

 

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