Top 30 Worldwide Universities

University Destinations at the Top 30 Worldwide Universities 2017

ESF, has over time used the Times Higher Education World Rankings as a way of gauging the extent to which our students are achieving places in the top universities in the world. This ranking system uses a variety of criteria and can be used to gauge the success rate of ESF students attending the world’s top universities over a number of years as shown below.

World Rank University Country No. of Students in 2017 No. of Students 2010-2017
1 University of Oxford UK 5 24
2 University of Cambridge UK 8 41
3= California Institute of Technology USA 1 2
3= Stanford University USA 1 8
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA 0 0
6 Harvard University USA 1 5
7 Princeton University USA 0 3
8 Imperial College London UK 6 67
9 University of Chicago USA 2 17
10= ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland 0 0
10= University of Pennsylvania USA 2 27
12 Yale University USA 1 3
13 Johns Hopkins University USA 0 2
14 Columbia University USA 1 3
15 University of California, Los Angeles USA 6 66
16 University College London UK 38 180
17 Duke University USA 1 12
18 University of California, Berkeley USA 8 59
19 Cornell University USA 1 15
20 Northwestern University USA 3 11
21 University of Michigan USA 4 9
22= University of Toronto Canada 37 237
22= National University of Singapore Singapore 1 5
24 Carnegie Mellon University USA 2 11
25= London School of Economics and Political Science UK 5 85
25= University of Washington, Seattle USA 4 18
27= University of Edinburgh UK 13 90
27= New York University USA 9 99
27= Peking University China 0 0
30 Tsinghua University China 1 1
    Total 161 1100

The data for 2017 shows that 161 students [14.5% of the whole cohort] will be attending one of the Top 30 universities in the world; this compares with 151 students in 2016 [14.4%], 174 in 2015 [16.6%], 101 in 2014 [9.5%], 96 in 2013 [9.9%], 127 in 2012 [16.4%], 127 in 2011 [17.9%] and 161 in 2010 [21.7%]. Students from ESF schools will be studying at 25 of these 30 institutions.

From a cohort of 434 students attending a UK university, 313 students [71.6%] are attending a university ranked (by The Complete University Guide’s latest rankings) in the Top 30 UK universities. This compares to 71.1% in 2016, 68.8% in 2015, 68.0% in 2014, 59.1% in 2013, 58.2% in 2012, 63.4% in 2011 and 58.1% in 2010. ESF students were again particularly successful with acceptance to the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, with 13 students securing places.