7. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh (UoE) is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Britain and Ireland’s seven ancient universities. The university currently has 35,000 students across its three colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
The university receives over £200 million in research income. It spends over £26 million on prizes, scholarships, studentships and bursaries. At around £317 million, it has the third largest endowment of any UK university after Oxford and Cambridge.
It has a total of 20 Nobel laureates, and alumni including Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.