No 2. University of California, Berkeley
|Location||Berkeley, CA, USA|
|Chancellor||Robert J. Birgeneau|
|Students||35843(UG: 25530, PG: 10313)|
|Nobel laureates associated||65|
University of California, Berkeley offers 300 degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. It is ranked at 39 in the list of top Universities of the world by THE-QS. The university is home to 65 Nobel laureates and its alumni include founder or leaders of some of the biggest companies in the market, such as Electronic Arts, Adobe Systems, Apple, and Google. The university also has over 700 established student groups. The university has a good reputation for student activism and is a good choice for enhancing your engineering knowledge and developing you engineering skills.
No 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
|Location||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
|Nobel laureates associated||75|
Well you cannot say that you did not see this one coming. If you add up all the money associated with the companies founded by MIT alumni, it would be the 7th largest economy in the world. As a private research University it is spread over 168 acres of land and ranked at number 9 by the THE-QS among all the universities in the world, it without doubt is the best Engineering University out there. In 2006, the MIT faculty and researchers made 487 inventions. The admission rate for freshman in 2008-2009 was a pretty low 11.9%. Furthermore, former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan is also among the notable alumni of the University.