Following are the top ranked universities for philosophy programs:

Harvard University (USA) - It is ranked No. 1 in the world for philosophy in the QS World University Rankings by Subject: Philosophy (2011), followed by University of Oxford (2nd) and University of Cambridge (3rd).

Princeton University (USA) - Princeton's philosophy department has consistently been ranked one of the top few in the nation, and counts many scholars of international reputation among its faculty. In a survey conducted by the American Council on Education, Princeton's Philosophy Department was ranked first in the nation in both quality of faculty and effectiveness of doctoral program.

University of Oxford (UK) - The Faculty of Philosophy is one of the largest departments of philosophy in the world, and is widely recognized to be amongst the best. It is consistently ranked at the top of the world's Philosophy departments in The Philosophical Gourmet Report. The Faculty was also given the top rating of 5* in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

University of Cambridge (UK) - In the RAE 2001, the Faculty of Philosophy was awarded the highest mark of 5*, and in the 2008 RAE 62% of the submission was rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent. The Faculty also received the highest possible rating (24/24) in the Teaching Quality evaluation by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in 2001.

University of Toronto (Canada) - Ranked 7th globally in philosophy according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject: Philosophy (2011), ahead of Stanford University (8th) and Yale University (9th). In addition, the Graduate Department of Philosophy tops The Philosophical Gourmet Report among Canadian universities and is recognized as a leading department in the English-speaking world.

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Philosophical Gourmet Report

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Philosophy Rankings by Guardian and Times

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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