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World’s 20 Most Prestigious Universities In 2017 That Scholars Perceive As The Most Reputable

Harvard University

Harvard retained its number one position as the most prestigious university in the world, according to an annual ranking by the Times Higher Education (THE), with MIT in second place, and Stanford in third.

The fourth and fifth positions are held by the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. UC Berkeley, Princeton, Yale , UChicago and Caltech followed, making up the top ten list.

Harvard has produced 47 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners; and, 8 of the school’s alumni went on to serve as president of the United States.

The United States dominated the study with 42 of the world’s most prestigious higher-education institutions in the top 100 list.

Overall, Universities in Asia accounted for 23 of the top 100, with the University of Tokyo placing 11th.

Rounding out the top 20 are the University of Tokyo, Columbia University, UCLA, Tsinghua University, University of Michigan, University College London, Peking University, Imperial College London, UPenn, and London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom.

The top 20 most prestigious universities in the world,  2017:

  1. Harvard University, United States
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
  3. Stanford University, United States
  4. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  5. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  6. University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States
  7. Princeton University, United States
  8. Yale University, United States
  9. University of Chicago (UChicago), United States
  10. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States
  11. University of Tokyo, Japan
  12. Columbia University, United States
  13. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
  14. Tsinghua University, China
  15. University of Michigan (UMich), United States
  16. University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
  17. Peking University, China
  18. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  19. University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), United States
  20. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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