University of Cambridge

REPUTATION RANK

2012
3

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Region: Europe

  • Overall reputation score
    80.7
  • Reputation (teaching)
    82.7
  • Reputation (research)
    79.7

Cambridge alumni loom large in the making of the modern world: Newton on laws and motion; Rutherford splitting the atom; Darwin on evolution; Turing's prototypical computer; Crick and Watson with DNA. Founded in 1209 by Oxford scholars who quit after a dispute with the local citizenry, Cambridge now employs more than 8,500 staff and has over 18,300 students.