- The QS World Universities 2012 rankings having been published at Topuniversities.com, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology beat out the University of Cambridge for the No. 1 slot.
- Out of the top 10 schools on the list, institutions in the United States shared their spots evenly with U.K. schools.
- Academic reputation, employer reputation and other factors are considered in the rankings, which were first introduced in 2004.
From the article:
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — United States
2. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
3. Harvard University — United States
4. UCL (University College London) — United Kingdom
5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
6. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
7. Yale University — United States
8. University of Chicago — United States
9. Princeton University — United States
10. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — United States