10. University of Chicago 

The University of Chicago is down one place this year but remains in the top 10. It is located in the United States and earns the best score for its academic reputation.

The motto of the University of Chicago is “let knowledge grow from more to more, and so be human life enriched.”

9. Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. Dating back to the Royal College of chemistry’s foundation in 1845, Imperial grew out of Prince Albert’s vision of an area of culture. It continues to earn an imposing score for employers’ reputation. The UK’s Imperial College London has also been down a spot since 2019 but still keeps its reputation.

The motto of Imperial College is: “Scientific knowledge, the crowning glory and the safeguard of the empire.”

8. University College London

University College London is officially known as UCL since 2005, is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. UCL is the highest-ranked university in London because of its academic reputation. 

The motto of UCL is: “let all come who by merit deserve the most reward.”

7. University of Cambridge 

The University Of Cambridge is a collegiate research institution in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1209, and it is the second oldest university in the English speaking world. It has gone down a place since 2019 but remains in the top 10 ranking universities in the world with a perfect score for its academic reputation. 

6. ETH Zurich

Swiss Federal Government founded ETH Zurich in 1854. It has been up one place this year and continues to be the highest-ranked institution in Continental Europe with its best score in the citations per faculty member indicators.

5. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Caltech is a private research university in Pasadena, California. Caltech is down one place this year but has the distinction of earning the best scores in the top 10 ranking universities of the faculty-student ratio and citation per faculty member indicators. 

The motto of Caltech is: “The Truth shall make you free.”

4. University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world. The University of Oxford climbs up one place in world university ranking this year. It continues to be highest ranked in the United Kingdom, with the perfect score for its academic reputation.

The motto of University of Oxford is: “The Lord is my light.”

3. Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard retains its position of third in the world as well as being first for the employer reputation indicators. 

The motto of Harvard University is: “Truth.”

2. Stanford University

Sanford University is a private research university founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford. It is located near Silicon Valley. It continues to rank among the most popular universities in the world and earns its best score for its academic reputation.

The motto of Stanford University is: “The wind of freedom blows.”

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT is once again the leader in world university ranking taking the spot for the eight-year running for its academic reputation,  employers’ reputation, and citation per faculty member. It was founded in 1861. 

The motto of MIT is: “Mind and Hand.”

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