What's a Good Way to Get Information on Some of the Top Universities in the World?

Find information on some of the top universities in the world at TimesHigherEducation.com, TopUniversities.com and TheBestSchools.org. These websites feature rankings of top international universities as well as details such as statistics on each university's academic programs, faculty, facilities, Nobel awards produced and Pulitzer Prizes won.

Times Higher Education bills its annual World University Rankings as the only source that judges international universities based on all core rankings, including each university's teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Information provided about each university includes its faculty-student ratio, the number of students receiving need-based assistance, the average need-based financial-aid package provided and the number of Nobel Laureates on the faculty.

TopUniversities.com publishes the annual Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings on its website, which ranks many universities around the world in areas such as academic subject and faculty quality. Information about each university is broken down by the academic department, with information for each department including the number of academic faculty staff, the number of students, the overall and academic score relative to other universities on the ranking and the number of times papers published within the department are cited on average.

An article titled "The 100 Best Universities in the World Today" at TheBestSchools.org discusses key reasons for each university's high ranking, often including details such as the number of Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners the university has produced, the number of awards the university has received, the university's endowment and the number of volumes in the university's library. This website features detailed information about many top schools' degree offerings and curricula.