In this article, we have given the list of top universities in the world. These universities are selected on various parameters that measure their global reputation, academic and teaching performance, and knowledge transfer and research opportunities. Students can use this list of top universities in the world while planning for their higher education.
List of top 10 universities in the world:
10. The University of Chicago (UChicago)
Founded in 1890, the University of Chicago is a private research university located in Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States. UChicago has a remarkable distinction of producing 92 Nobel laureates, the largest number affiliated with any American university. The University of Chicago offers over 52 undergraduate majors and more than 41 minors.
The university has additional campuses and centers in various cities like Hong Kong, Beijing, Delhi, London, and Paris, and apart from downtown Chicago. UChicago has been consistently ranked not just amongst the top educational institute not just in the US but also across the globe. UChicago’s alumni have been at the forefront in the development of various academic disciplines like economics, law, literary criticism, and sociology.
The campus of the university is built across sprawling 217 acres of land with an urban setting. The total strength of the university is about 16,959 students. The undergraduate program consists of 6,800 students and around 10,159 students are under the postgraduate degree program. The university comprises some well-known centers, laboratories as well as departments, namely Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Argonne National Laboratory, and the United States Department of Energy.
These centers and laboratories give students the opportunity to learn about fieldwork within the campus. In addition, some highly ranked and professional learning schools are located at the campus like Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago Law School, and the Booth School of Business. Researchers at UChicago have done remarkable work and established revolutionary theories of economics and discovered the link between cancer and genetics.
Students at UChicago run more than 400 clubs and societies that include academic and political groups, sports teams, arts, cultural groups, and societies promoting eclectic common interests. The University of Chicago has won 20 national championships and 118 tournaments. Also, from the beginning of the Class of 2023, the university’s empower initiative will give free tuition to students whose families earn less than $125,000 a year.
29 Nobel laureates and former US president Barack Obama are counted among the notable faculty members of the university. The university has a remarkable list of alumni that includes Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Larry Ellison (Founder of Oracle Corporation), Thomas Rex Lee (Associate Justice of Utah Supreme Court), Ed Asner (Renowned Actor), Jan Crull (Documentary Filmmaker), Cliff Asness (Founder of QAR Capital), and Patrick Doyle (CEO of Domino’s).