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What are some highly ranked universities in the United Kingdom?

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The University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and the Imperial College of London are highly-ranked universities in the United Kingdom. These are three of the best global universities in the United Kingdom based on ratings from the world's academic community and research performance, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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The University of Oxford ranks first with a global score of 86.7. It's made up of a central university, 38 colleges and six Permanent Private Halls. Its research includes humanities, mathematics, physical and life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences. It has 19,919 students, including 6,740 international students.

The University of Cambridge ranks second with a global score of 86.2. It consists of 31 residential colleges that admit undergraduate and graduate students. There are six schools, including arts and humanities, biological sciences, humanities and social sciences, physical sciences and clinical sciences. There are 18,812 students, including 6,465 international students.

The Imperial College of London ranks third with a global score of 80.4. It offers engineering, medicine, natural sciences and a business school. 7,643 of its 15,060 students are international.

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