The World's Top Universities 2015
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The California Institute of Technology, a private school with just 2,200 students in Pasadena, CA, takes the number one slot again this year in the 12th annual World University Rankings, put out by Times Higher Education (THE), a London magazine that tracks the higher ed market. Four years ago Caltech bumped Harvard out of first place. This year Harvard has slipped to 6th place, down from 2nd in 2014. Second place this year goes to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, University of Oxford in the U.K., which dates its origins to 1069. Stanford, America’s great incubator of tech talent (Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are alumni), has moved up to third from fourth place, followed by another British institution, University of Cambridge, and STEM-focused Massachusetts Institute of Technology. See our slideshow above for the top 10 schools and click here for THE’s ranking of 800 universities.
Last Updated November 22, 2018