Harvard and MIT Named World’s Most Prestigious Universities

The honors came from the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

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Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have once again been named the most prestigious universities in the world, according to a new list, but we already knew that the Bay State has the best schools.

The Times Higher Education recently released its 2016 World Reputation Rankings, which featured a total of eight U.S. universities in its top 10. Harvard took the first place slot, while MIT came in second, beating out Stanford, Cambridge, and Oxford.

Another notable New England school that made the list is, naturally, Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, which came in eighth place. Sorry, Bulldogs, but unfortunately the football field isn’t the only place where the Crimson dominate.

This is the sixth year in a row that Harvard has topped the Times Higher Education’s rankings. MIT has come in second five times out of the past six years.

According to the organization’s website, the annual list is the “world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey” and is a spin-off of its World University Rankings. The difference is that the World Reputation Rankings are based on “subjective judgement” and polls more than 10,000 of the top scholars from across the globe.