The choice of your University can in a lot of ways influence how far you can go in your career, usually the top ranking universities are preferred by the employees for hiring. The quality of education may be evaluated with various measures which affect the ranking of the top 10 universities from time to time. Previously Harvard University was on the top of the list but as per recent ranking of the universities Cambridge University had trailed Harvard and captured top position among the top 10 universities in the world. The ranking of these universities depend on the quality of research, career potentiality of graduates, standard of teaching and the number of international students and faculties approaching them. Here is a list of top 10 universities in the world based on these criteria

Top 10 universities in the world for Higher Education

Cambridge University, England:

Cambridge, the second oldest university in England, located in the city of Cambridge, England is known as public research university. This university is linked with various alumni including Francis Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton and various other Nobel Prize winning research scholars. Everyone dreams to be linked with this prestigious top class university among the top 10 world universities.


Harvard University, USA:

This Massachusetts based American university was established in 1636, it is considered as the oldest university for higher studies in America. It remained at top position among the top ten universities of the world since last seven years but recently Cambridge University defeated it to second position. Being the school of various American presidents and having a very huge library, Harvard is the dream location for students seeking higher studies.


Yale University, USA:

This University comes at the third position among the top 10 world class universities for higher studies. Yale University is located at New Haven in Connecticut. The oldest research center in America which awarded its first Ph.D. in 1861, was established in 1701.


University College London, United Kingdom:

University College London is the first secular university established in London. This 1826 established university had always supported the fundamental, courageous and friendly issues of the world.



Massachusetts Institute of Technology is considered among the top 10 universities of the world. This private institution comprising of one college and five schools of technology with 32 academic sections is best known for scientific research and technological developments since its inception.


Oxford University, UK:

It is the oldest university among the English speaking world, the pride of UK.


Imperial College London, UK:

This University is known for its scientific research and education as it draws students from all over the world. The school has produced 14 Nobel Prize winners and the largest medical school of Europe.


Chicago University, USA:

This Chicago based Research University has more than 15000 students enrolled, it is a research school for over 85 Nobel Prize winners


California Institute of Technology, California:

Situated in Pasadena, California. Caltech is one of the leading Universities in the World today

Princeton University, USA:

This Princeton based private university houses 180 buildings spread over 500 acres, it provides education via various faculties that includes social sciences, humanities, engineering and natural sciences and draws international students for higher studies in America.