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The World's Top Universities in 2016

A school outside the United States tops this list by the Times Higher Education.
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The United States no longer has the best college in the world, at least according to the Times Higher Education's annual ranking.

Oxford University knocked the California Institute of Technology out of the top spot, an honor it has held for the past five years. Cal Tech dropped to second, and fourteen other U.S. colleges (including Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale) ranked in the top 20.

This year is the first time a U.K. university has topped the list, and while Phil Baty, editor of the rankings, said the Oxford ranking was "fantastic news," he also worries the Brexit will impact the U.K.'s education system.

"The referendum result is already causing uncertainty for the sector," he said to the BBC.

"As well as some top academics reporting they have been frozen out of collaborative research projects with EU colleagues, many are admitting that they might look to relocate to a university outside the country," Baty added. "It is also having an impact on the U.K.'s potential to attract international talent in the future."

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So while Oxford is on top now, there's no guarantee that the university is there to stay.

See the full list of this year's rankings below:

1. University of Oxford, U.K.

2. California Institute of Technology, U.S.

3. Stanford University, U.S.

4. University of Cambridge, U.K.

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.

6. Harvard University, U.S.

7. Princeton University, U.S.

8. Imperial College London, U.K.

9. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

10. (tie) University of Chicago, U.S.

10. (tie) University of California, Berkeley, U.S.

12. Yale University, U.S.

13. University of Pennsylvania, U.S.

14. University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.

15. University College London, U.K.

16. Columbia University, US

17. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US

18. Duke University, Durham, U.S.

19. Cornell University, U.S.

20. Northwestern University, U.S.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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