Every year the UK newspaper The Times (which has a world-renowned Educational Supplement - TES) produces the World University Rankings. Based on 13 calibrated performance indicators, the rankings are accepted and embraced by the educational world, governments and industry as being a true indicator of how good universities are. Here are the TES Top 10 Universities 2015:
1. Caltech - 94.3
Located in Pasadena, California, USA, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a private research university with six academic divisions, most of which lay emphasis on science and engineering. Originally founded by Amos G. Throop in 1891, Caltech is now one of the elite schools in the world for majors such as engineering and hard sciences. Its campus size is about 124 acres and has an undergraduate enrollment of 977. It doesn't qualify as "Ivy League", but it still manages to be at the top of the world's top 10 universities and has produced more than 32 Nobel Laureates in 123 years.