World University Rankings 2015/16

Rank University
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2 Harvard University
3 University of Cambridge
3 Stanford University
5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
6 University of Oxford
7 UCL (University College London)
8 Imperial College London
9 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
10 University of Chicago
11 Princeton University
12 National University of Singapore (NUS)
13 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
14 Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
15 Yale University
16 Johns Hopkins University
17 Cornell University
18 University of Pennsylvania
19 King’s College London
19 The Australian National University
The ranking of a university is undoubtedly an enormously important and influential factor when selecting one’s desired destination university. Everyone knows MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton and Yale. But how many have heard of Harvey Mudd, Williams College or Cooper Union, for example. These universities are sometimes as difficult, if not more difficult, to get admitted to than the better known colleges.

There are many different agencies and publications which promulgate rankings of universities on a regular basis. We at the Tree Foundation Tutorial College keep a very close eye on their current respective rankings though we are experienced enough to see the wood for the trees: there are many universities that may not appear very high in the rankings though they may have very strong specific departments; or, conversely, a university may be extremely highly ranked yet not offer the course the applicant wants. A good example would be that of Imperial College, London – a great university for the positive sciences but not for the Humanities or Arts, which are not offered. Or Harvard College, which practically everyone knows, is great for most subjects but is not especially highly ranked for Engineering, for instance. Therefore, it really depends on which specific subject you intend to study: perhaps the university that has the best department for your chosen field of study is not necessarily high in the rankings; or vice versa, may be the university is highly ranked in the overall rankings but in the subject rankings it is really rather low.

The consultants and tutors, who have graduated from the most eminent universities in the world, will be able to advise you specifically as to where, for example, you may study Nanotechnology, Cryptography or Neuromathematics. Contact us to find your way to your ideal university.

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