The University of Cambridge is a world's top leading university with very high international ranking positions, consistently rated in Global Top 5 and headed in a number of subject fields. The University of Cambridge has 31 colleges and six schools: Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences (including Veterinary Medicine), Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology. It has more Nobel Prize winners than any other academic institution.

Ranking Profile:

- No. 3 globally in the THES - QS World University Rankings 2008, and placed in the World Top 5 for the following subjects:
- 2nd for Life Sciences & Biomedicine
- 3rd for Natural Sciences
- 4th for Arts & Humanities
- 5th for Social Sciences
- 5th for Engineering & IT
- In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University) in 2008, Cambridge is ranked 4th overall, and rated highly for the following subject fields:
- 5th among the Top 100 world universities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- 15th in in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences
- 7th in in Life and Agriculture Sciences (equal rank with Columbia Univ, USA)
- 16th in in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy
- 18th in in Social Sciences
- 6th in the Newsweek ranking of global universities.

- In the UK it is ranked 1st in Sunday Times University Guide 2008, 2nd in the Times University Ranking 2010, 2nd in Guardian, and 2nd in the Independent Complete University Guide 2010.

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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