Which UK uni's do you think are "equivalent/similar" to top/ivy league US uni's?
Similar in what ways? The quality of their students? Their reputation? Their campus? Their toilets?
Similar in the reputation and anything else relating to academics.
You should realise that the Ivy league is not a group of the top academic US unis. It was originally set up for sports.
MIT, Stanford, Caltech are not in the ivy league, but are considered to be amongst the best unis in the world.
I would say only Oxbridge compare with Harvard/yale/princeton/MIT/stanford in terms of reputation and academics. Perhaps specialised colleges are also equally good for their subject. E.g. LSE for economics, Imperial for engineering etc.
I agree that Oxford is equivalent to the top uni's in the US. In addition, Cambridge is also equivalent to the top uni's in the US.
I think Manchester, Loughborough, Edinburgh, and Uni of London colleges are kind of equivalent to top US universities.
the ivy league is about as subjective as the 'russel group'.
Yeah, some of the G5 and the universitias 21 group of uni's can be considered as equivalent to top uni's in the US.
i think oxbridge, warwick, imperial, lse, as a second tier ucl, notts, n durham
Universities that are in the top 10 or 20 in the UK uni's league table may possibly be the equivalent to the good/best uni's in the US.
UK ranking based on placing within world ranking on left, international ranking on right.
1)Oxford - 5
2)Cambridge - 6
3)LSE - 11
4)Imperial - 14
5)UCL - 34
7)SOAS - 44
8)Edinburgh - 48
9)Sussex - 58
10)St.Andrews - 70
11)Warwick - 80
12)Bristol - 91
13) KCL - 96
14)QML - 100
15)Bath - 103
16) Glasgow - 112
17)Birmingham - 126
18)Durham - 128
19)Leeds - 133
20)York - 137
21)Sheffield - 150
22)Liverpool - 151
23)Dundee - 168
24)Notts - 170
25)Newcastle - 178
26)Lancaster - 181
27)Queens - 185
28)Leicester - 189
29)Soton - 193
30)Aberdeen - 194
The fact the G5 retain their monopoly on the top spots internationally as they usually do domestically is no surprise but there are interesting placings further down.
you guys really make me wanna get into Imperial :|