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Rank the universities of the WORLD

chanmanchanman 1377 replies290 threads. 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"
edited October 2006
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  • irock1ceirock1ce 984 replies33 threads 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
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  • fidsfids 363 replies24 threads 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.
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  • kfc4ukfc4u 3238 replies177 threads Senior Member
    oh my here we go again
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  • hopemanjkjkhopemanjkjk 369 replies10 threads Member
    kill this thread... before it spreads like cancer
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  • m989sm989s 184 replies8 threads Junior Member
    1.Oxford
    2.Cambridge
    3.Harvard
    4.Yale

    according to moi
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  • celebrian25celebrian25 15085 replies288 threads Senior Member
    this is going to turn into a flaming contest I see
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  • irock1ceirock1ce 984 replies33 threads Senior Member
    fun fun! flaming contest! = P
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  • chanmanchanman 1377 replies290 threads. Senior Member
    wat about other prestigious schools besides UK and USA? there are none??
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  • WickedWicked 105 replies11 threads Junior Member
    what about IIT?
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  • BCgoUSCBCgoUSC 783 replies49 threads Member
    University of South Carolina #1
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  • unluckycharmsunluckycharms 260 replies17 threads Junior Member
    1. Hofstra
    2. Everything Else
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  • AmusedAmused 685 replies11 threads 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.
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  • cevoniacevonia 498 replies3 threads 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)
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  • Cardinal 09Cardinal 09 337 replies10 threads 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.
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  • calidancalidan 3031 replies145 threads 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!
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  • kfc4ukfc4u 3238 replies177 threads Senior Member
    BCgoUSC, haha i thought the USC meant "university of southern california" not "university of south carolina" at first. boy i do have west coast bias
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  • cosarcosar 670 replies26 threads Member
    but fun. Here's the definitive world ranking from The Times Higher Education Supplement (London) from last November:

    Top League of the World University Rankings

    1 Harvard University (US)
    2 University of California, Berkeley (US)
    3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)
    4 California Institute of Technology (US)
    5 Oxford University (UK)
    6 Cambridge University (UK)
    7 Stanford University (US)
    8 Yale University (US)
    9 Princeton University (US)
    10 ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
    11 London School of Economics (UK)
    12 Tokyo University (Japan)
    13 University of Chicago (US)
    14 Imperial College London (UK)
    15 University of Texas at Austin (US)
    16 Australian National University (Australia)
    17 Beijing University (China)
    18 National University of Singapore (Singapore)
    19 Columbia University (US)
    20 University of California, San Francisco (US)
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  • crazychaicrazychai 304 replies15 threads Member
    McGill University (Canada)!!!! I don't know where it should go but I think it's a lot better than University of Texas. no offense to anyone who goes there. just my personal opinion
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  • golubb_ugolubb_u 362 replies9 threads Member
    These are the only world rankigns I'm aware of that have a decent methodology:

    http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2004/top500(1-100).htm

    1) Harvard
    2) Stanfrod
    3) Cambridge
    4) Berkeley
    5) MIT
    6) CIT
    7) Princeton
    8) Oxford
    9) Columbia
    10 Yale
    11) Cornell
    12) U.of.Chig
    etc.
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  • ubermenschubermensch 260 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Oxford and Cambridge went down the toilet in recent years. They were good before, but with their endowments smaller than the GDP of my backyard, they are TTTs. There is no competing against any top US Schools.
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