Possibly the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University is rated #2 in the entire world. 27 Noble Laureates and 26 British Prime Ministers--including current PM David Cameron--graduated from Oxford.
Ranked #7 in the world, this university is the oldest after Oxford. It was started after scholars left Oxford University, and has since become one of the world’s top-ranked schools. The libraries at Cambridge are home to more than 15 million books.
Holding the third-ranked spot in the UK but 10th place in the entire world, this London-based college is a public research university specializing in business, medicine, engineering, and science. Two Fields Medalists and 15 Nobel Laureates have graduated from ICL.
This is another public research university, ranked 21st in the entire world. There are more than 100 departments, research centers, and facilities in the university, along with 650 full professors.
LSE is ranked 32nd in the world, this public research university is home to more than 4 million printed books, 29,000 electronic books, and 60,000 electronic journals. Out of the 12 subjects taught at this school, 8 are ranked among the top 10 in the world.
Ranked 38th in the entire world, this university is believed to be the third oldest in the country--dating back to 1829. 12 Nobel Laureates graduated from this university, and is the destination of choice for Marshall Scholars.
With a ranking of 39th in the world, this Scottish university is considered one of the best in the UK. It dates back to the 1500s, and receives around 47,000 applicants each year--of which, only 11.5% are accepted.
This research university has a world ranking of 58th, with 25 Nobel Laureates graduating from its hallowed halls. Four Nobel Laureates actually teach at the college!
Located in Bristol, England, this university is ranked 79th in the world. It has been around since the late 1800s, and is famous for sending more than 500 students to study abroad in partner institutions around the continent.
Rated the 80th best university in the world, this northeast England college is considered the third oldest in the country. The college actually owns Durham Castle, Cosin’s Library, and Palace Green, all World Heritage Sites.
The UK is home to not only some of the best universities in the world, but also the oldest. Some of their establishments date back over 1000 years (so it is believed)!
Studying in the UK is an achievement that many American students work toward. If you’re not sure which university to apply to, here are the top 10 universities in the country: