2.University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Like Oxford, the University of Cambridge is fundamentally collegiate and is also one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. It is also one of the richest, with an endowment of nearly £6 billion.
It has 18,000 students, 4,000 of whom are international, and who study across the schools 150 faculties. Cambridge is particularly renowned for excellence in mathematics and has educated some of the most famous British scientists throughout history – In total, there have been 92 Nobel prizes awarded to academics affiliated to the university and Cambridge-affiliated mathematicians have won a number of Fields Medals.