University of Oxford

WORLD RANK

2011-12
4

Oxford, United Kingdom

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    93.6
  • Teaching
    89.5
  • International outlook
    91.9
  • Industry income
    62.1
  • Research
    96.6
  • Citations
    97.9

Twenty-six British prime ministers, at least 30 other world leaders, 12 saints and 20 archbishops of Canterbury have been Oxonians. Oxford virtually invented college life in the 13th century. The world's third-oldest surviving university offers approximately 12,000 undergraduates a choice of 38 colleges and six permanent private-residence halls.