1. Harvard, USA
Situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts was established in 1636 and is the oldest university in USA. Harvard University has the biggest library on the American continent. This university has an excellent sport program and encourages especially the team sports. There is a fierce competition between Harvard and Yale especially concerning the American football. A famous person that graduated from Harvard Law School is the president of the USA, Barack Obama.
2. University of California, Berkeley, USA
Like almost all the biggest universities in USA, Berkeley is famous for sport programs. The students from Berkeley have won over 100 medals for: baseball, football, golf, lacrosse, rugby, tennis, swimming, water polo.
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
It is famous mostly for the School of Architecture and for the research programs.
4. Stanford, USA
Notable alumni who graduated from this university situated in California are the founders of many important companies like: Nike, Gap, Google or Yahoo.
5. Cambridge, UK
Is the second oldest university from UK and was established in 1209. Cambridge alumni like: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, or J.J.Thompson have made some of the most important discoveries of the world.
6. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
It is one of the research universities with the most important and numerous research activities in the world mostly in the following disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
7. Princeton, USA
Is situated in New Jersey and it was ranked in the past years the third university in the USA after Harvard and Stanford.
8. University of Chicago, USA
Situated in Chicago, Illinois was founded in 1890 with the help of the donation made by an oil magnate.
9. Yale, USA
This prestigious university located in Connecticut is the third oldest university in the USA. Notable alumni who graduated from Yale are George Bush and Bill Clinton, former presidents of the USA.
10. Oxford, UK
Is the last of top 10 universities in the world and the oldest as well. The date of its establishment is not certain but it is somewhere around 1090. This impressive university has more than 100 libraries and over 11 million volumes.
In the past years the European universities have lost important positions and now there are only two universities from Europe in the top 10 universities in the world, Cambridge and Oxford, both from UK.
The top of the best universities in the world is definitely dominated by USA with 54 universities in top 100 and 8 in top 10 universities in the world. Harvard University not only occupies the first place in the top 10 universities in the world for eight years in a row, it is also situated on the first position in other tops and lists that have like criteria the academic disciplines. Harvard occupies the first position for medicine, math, chemistry, law.
The top 10 universities in the world are famous for their professors, their programs, for research, Noble laureates, scientific discoveries, great libraries and traditions. If you choose one of these universities be sure that after you graduate and on your diploma it is written one of these impressive names you will have a very well paid job and great appreciation.