Top 10 universities in the world to join


Best universities have always been a dream for many students. Choosing the right university has been and continues to be the first step towards academic and professional success. Of course, there are several steps that can help the student in the selection process, including searching for the university’s ranking in the annual rankings of the major educational institutions. In this regard, two major categories help the student in the selection process: the academic classification of international universities and the QS ranking for the top 1000 international universities. In this article, we will review the top 10 universities around the world according to QS classification.

The annual QS ranking for universities is issued by the British academic institution Quacquarelli Symonds, which deals with academic education and university studies. The QS classification follows a clear system that adopts different criteria for the ranking of universities, the most important of which are: academic reputation of the university, quality of the academic staff, quality of education and scientific research and its ability to attract foreign students. The results of QS ranking for the top 10 international universities for 2018 are as follows:

1-Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT

For the sixth consecutive year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), based in Cambridge, ranked first in the QS category. Not surprisingly, the institute’s staff includes a world-renowned group of scientists and academics, The Institute has established several partnerships with Arab universities and institutions, most recently collaborating with Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi to launch a training program for entrepreneurship. 8% of students are admitted to the Institute.


2- Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University has maintained its second rank in the QS category, and like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has an excellent academic reputation, so it surpassed the institute in some classification standards, but the proportion of foreign students is slightly low. Through its website, the University offers an opportunity to study online through a range of free courses. Stanford University admission is 5%.


3- Harvard University

Harvard University

Over the past few years, Harvard University has been recognized as the best university in the world by a large number of academics around the world. For example, admission requires a student’s cumulative average to be high, and Harvard has been the preferred choice for a number of famous figures such as Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and John Kennedy. 6% of students are admitted to the university.


4- California Institute of Technology – Caltech 

California Institute of Technology – Caltech

California Institute of Technology rose to fourth place after being ranked fifth in QS last year. The Institute has a pivotal role to play in NASA projects, particularly as it oversees the administration of the Agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The institute focuses on engineering, mathematics and physical sciences, and its graduates have won 35 Nobel Prizes. Therefore, it is the ideal environment for students wishing to pursue their studies and research, with a student acceptance rate of 9%.


5- Cambridge University

Cambridge University

After the United States dominated the top four in the QS ranking, the University of Cambridge ranked fifth. The University of Cambridge is the second oldest university in the world after Oxford, and has a prestigious academic reputation that made it ranked first for the best university in Britain.


6- University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Oxford University is the world’s first university and ranks sixth in QS. Oxford University has more than 30 different colleges, where students can choose the specialization they want. Oxford University’s admission rate is 17.7%.


7- University College London – UCL

University College London – UCL

This is the third time in which the University College London has been ranked seventh in QS. The University College of London has excelled in various standards. It was among the top ten universities in various disciplines including medicine, dentistry, geography, psychology and pharmacy.


8- Imperial College of London

Imperial College of London

The Imperial College of London is distinguished by its technical and scientific competencies as well as by the School of Business Administration. The University has entered the top 10 positions in the fields of engineering and technology, natural and environmental sciences. All of these factors made it ranked eighth in QS.


9- University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Founded in 1890, the University of Chicago has become the most prestigious university in America. The University of Chicago has more than 50 generalizations, as well as 35 sub-specialties, and 91 college graduates have received the Nobel Prize. Admission to the University of Chicago is 8%.


10- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – ETH Zurich

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – ETH Zurich

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology broke the monopoly of the United States and the United Kingdom for the top ten rankings in the QS classification. The Institute maintained its global supremacy, ranking first in the field of earth sciences and marine science, and being in the top ten in other fields.


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