Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Rank the universities of the WORLD

chanmanchanman . Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
edited October 2006 in College Admissions
Oxford, beijing university, university of india maybe, harvard,etc etc etc, in order, does anyone know??

rank them by "how prestigious and good they are"
Post edited by chanman on
«13456714

Replies to: Rank the universities of the WORLD

  • irock1ceirock1ce Registered User Posts: 1,017 Senior Member
    In terms of overall research and prestige
    1. Harvard
    2. Stanford,MIT
    3. Tie between Berkeley, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge

    Hate it or love it, but in terms of general research output, thats about your top 3. And those who think im crazy for putting Berkeley up there, well, remember we're talking about research schools, not their undergrad, and Berkeley is second to none in terms of their research and doctorate departments. Btw, I dont go to UCB either. So dont go down that road = P
  • fidsfids Registered User Posts: 387 Member
    I'd rank Cambridge and Oxford both above MIT and Stanford. It's absurd that you would even think of putting Berkeley on par with the others. A little bit of hometown pride, perhaps?

    I'd say:

    1. Harvard
    2. Oxford, Cambridge
    3. Yale
    4. MIT
    5. Stanford
    6. Princeton

    I'm not certain, but yeah.
  • kfc4ukfc4u Registered User Posts: 3,415 Senior Member
    oh my here we go again
  • hopemanjkjkhopemanjkjk Registered User Posts: 379 Member
    kill this thread... before it spreads like cancer
  • m989sm989s Registered User Posts: 192 Junior Member
    1.Oxford
    2.Cambridge
    3.Harvard
    4.Yale

    according to moi
  • celebrian25celebrian25 Registered User Posts: 15,373 Senior Member
    this is going to turn into a flaming contest I see
  • irock1ceirock1ce Registered User Posts: 1,017 Senior Member
    fun fun! flaming contest! = P
  • chanmanchanman . Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
    wat about other prestigious schools besides UK and USA? there are none??
  • WickedWicked Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    what about IIT?
  • BCgoUSCBCgoUSC Registered User Posts: 832 Member
    University of South Carolina #1
  • unluckycharmsunluckycharms Registered User Posts: 277 Junior Member
    1. Hofstra
    2. Everything Else
  • AmusedAmused Registered User Posts: 696 Member
    Please, nobody cares. You likely will not visit/live in more then a dozen countries in your lifetime. Your Harvard degree won't serve as a substitute when you lose your passport, sorry.
  • cevoniacevonia Registered User Posts: 501 Member
    Haha, that reminds me of the one my friend uses:
    1. Berkeley
    2 through (n-1). Everything else.
    n. Stanford

    (No prizes for guessing where he goes)
  • Cardinal 09Cardinal 09 Registered User Posts: 347 Member
    hahah funny...but I think I would switch those around...but that's just me =D

    and let's stop ranking..I think it's all relative...if everybody got to attend all those schools..everybody would feel differently about ALL those schools...they're all great schools...just find the one that fits you...ranking them isn't helping anybody..it just gives ppl pride in their school or future school and/or causes unecessary bitterness on the CC board between fans of different schools.

    neways, just find the one that fits you..where you think YOU will be happy...I've found mine ;-)...hope ya'll find yours and get to go there.
  • calidancalidan Registered User Posts: 3,176 Senior Member
    How about...

    1. Harvard/Cambirdge/Oxford/Yale/IIT/Princeton/everything else. They're all good, people! No need to make some esoteric ranking!
«13456714
This discussion has been closed.