UK Top 20 Universities

Here are listings of the top 20 universities in the UK that was compliled from the Times Higher Education Supplement (THE) research that's published each year in October. The list is developed from asking for peer reviews, employer reviews, the faculty to student ratio, citations per faculty, number of international faculty and students. Full information on how these are weighted are listed in the top universities in the world page.

Top 20 UK Rankings

From the same list published by THE in October 2008 the top 20 universities in the UK is as follows with their worldwide ranking in brackets:

1 - University of Cambridge - UK (3)
Cambridge University is the second oldest university in the English speaking world and was founded in 1209 and based in Cambridgeshire England. The university has 31 separate colleges.
2 - Oxford University- UK (4)
3 - Imperial College London - UK (6)
4 - UCL - University College London - UK (7)
5 - King's College London - UK (22)
6 - University of Edinburgh - UK (23)
7 - University of Manchester - UK (29)
8 - University of Bristol - UK (32)
9 - London School of Economics - UK (66)
10 - University of Warwick - UK (69)
11 - University of Glasgow - UK (73)
12 - University of Birmingham - UK (75)
13 - University of Sheffield - UK (76)
14 - University of York - UK (81=)
15 - University of St. Andrews - UK (83=)
16 - University of Nottingham - UK (86)
17 - University of Southampton - UK (99=)
18 - University of Leeds - UK (104)
19 - Durham University - UK (122)
20 - University of Sussex - UK (130)

Top 20 Universities in USA

Here are the current top 20 universities in the USA according to THE research from 2008 with their worldwide rankings in brackets.

1 - Harvard University - USA (1)
Harvard University is the oldest institute of higher learning in the USA and was founded in 1636. It's based in Cambridge Massachusetts and a member of the Ivy League.
2 - Yale University - USA (2)
3 - California Institute of Technology - USA (5)
4 - University of Chicago - USA (8)
5 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - USA (9)
6 - Columbia University - USA (10)
7 - University of Pennsylvania - USA (11)
8 - Princetown University - USA (12)
9 - Duke University - USA (13=)
10 - Johns Hopkins University - USA (13=)
11 - Cornell University - USA (15)
12 - Stanford University - USA (17)
13 - University of Michigan - USA (18)
14 - Carnegie Mellon MELLON University - USA (21)
15 - Brown University - USA (27)
16 - University of California, Los Angeles - USA (30=)
17 - NorthwesternUniversity - USA (33)
18 - University of California, Berkeley - USA (36)
19 - New York University (NYU) - USA (40)
20 - Boston University - USA (46)

Top 20 Universities in the World

From the overall rankings here is the top 20 listings.

1 - Harvard University - USA
2 - Yale University - USA
3 - University of Cambridge - UK
4 - University of Oxford - UK
5 - California Institute of Technology - USA
6 - Imperial College London - UK
7 - UCL (University College London) - UK
8 - University of Chicago - USA
9 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - USA
10 - Columbia University - USA
11 - University of Pennsylvania - USA
12 - Princetown University - USA
13= - Duke University - USA
13= - Johns Hopkins University - USA
15 - Cornell University - USA
16 - Australian National University - Australia
17 - Stanford University - USA
18 - University of Michigan - USA
19 - University of Tokyo - Japan
20 - McGill University - Canada

The results are published each October so watch out for the new top 20 universities in the UK, USA and the world from the THE site which is linked to on the page with the top world wide universities listings

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