When it comes to high quality of education, the UK and the US are always head-to-head with each other. The world ranking in terms of quality university education shifts every year, signifying that universities are indeed answering to the current challenges associated to providing the highest level of education.
In the latest rankings, the University of Oxford tops all the best universities in the UK. It garnered an overall score of 93.7, making it the best university in the UK for the 2012-2013 school term. However, it just sits right below the United State’s California Institute of Technology which ranked first among the universities worldwide, with an overall score of 95.5. The University of Oxford is tied with the Stanford University, also of the US, at second place.
Three more universities from the US occupied the next spots in the ranking and such schools are Harvard, MIT, and Princeton, which took 4th, 5th, and 6th places respectively. At top 7 is the University of Cambridge, which is another UK university that also offers premium online education. Together with Oxford, they are one of the best online universities in the UK.
Still from the United Kingdom is Imperial College London, which took the 8th place. The US universities took the next three spots again, with the ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich squeezing in at Top 12. From Top 13 to 16, US schools reigned supreme. The University College London held the 17th spot while the University of Edinburgh ranked at 32nd place. The other UK Universities that figured well in the world rankings are The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Manchester, King’s College London, and the University of Bristol. The Durham University is at 80thplace.