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The Best Universities In The World

1 Yale University

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Founded in 1701, Yale is the fourth-oldest university in the US. Recognized the world-over as one of the most prestigious and elite institutions, Yale College provides thousands of courses and 81 major programs.

Third-largest academic collection in the US and with over 15 million publications, the university library is also famed for the secret societies that meet within its walls. Among these are the Scroll and Key and the Skull and Bones, which first accepted female members in 1991.

Famous Alumni: Meryl Streep

The Best Universities In The World
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  • Year of graduation: 1975
  • Field of study: Drama (arts)
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