The best colleges in the world that you’ve never heard of


We’ve all heard of Harvard and Oxford, but there are more than 200,000 institutions worldwide that have a great deal to offer. Let’s take a look at some institutions that are not widely known.

University of East Anglia, UK

This university is located in the city of Norwich, and thanks to its lakeside campus, it is especially inspiring for creative writing. It has awards such as the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further education, and is known for its prestigious masters in creative writing program.

Loughborough University, UK

Located in the city of the same name, Loughborough is an expert institution in sports, boasting facilities that range from a 50 meter swimming pool, indoor athletics complex, and an outdoor stadium. Loughborough is also renowned for winning the British Universities and Colleges Sport title for 33 consecutive years. In addition, a great number of the London 2012 Olympics athletes came from Loughborough.

The Courtauld Institute of Art, UK

If you are looking to study at one of the best arts institutes on the planet, this is the place to be. The Courtauld Institute of Art is located at Somerset House, and is an independent college from the University of London. It holds some of the best art collections of Great Britain, and offers courses such as Wall Painting Conservation and ‘Buddhist Art’.

University of Western Australia

The main campus of the UWA, not far from the heart of Perth, has such a unique design that almost all of it is comprised of green spaces. The university is located next to Kings Park, making it ideal for those who love the outdoors. It is also close to Perth’s beaches, providing the students with the possibility to swim, sail, and surf in a year-round sunny climate.

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Also known simply as Georgia Tech, this institute is based in the state capital of Georgia, Atlanta, considered a leading US city for new entrepreneurs. Georgia Tech has helped launch more than 130 new tech companies in its almost 40-year history.

University of Otago, New Zealand

The University of Otago is the oldest institution in New Zealand, in the city of Dunedin, South Island. Dunedin is a historic city, and its buildings were modeled after the UK city of Edinburgh, so it is known for its beautiful Victorian style and Edwardian architecture. The nearby beaches, green hills, and cliffs all come together into one unique and scenic campus for studying.

Vassar College, USA

Vassar College is based in Upstate New York, in Poughkeepsie. It has become one the best references for liberal arts in the USA, encouraging study abroad programs and proficiency in foreign languages.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Madison, the state capital of Wisconsin, is often voted as one of the best college towns in the United States, thanks to the UW-Madison students who make social life here extremely attractive.

With all that being said, there is a perfect academic institution for every type of student, and now you can choose the perfect one for you.