The University of Oxford (UK) was ranked No. 1 among the Top Universities in Europe and No. 6 globally according to the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities rankings.

Best Global Universities in Europe:
1. University of Oxford
2. University of Cambridge
3. Imperial College London
4. University College London
5. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
Source: US News

In another university ranking (QS World University Rankings 2016/2017), the University of Cambridge was ranked 1st in Europe and 4th in the world, ahead of the University of Oxford (6th in the world and 2nd in Europe).

Top Universities in Europe by QS:
1. University of Cambridge (4th in the world; 1st in Europe)
2. University of Oxford (6th in the world; 2nd in Europe)
3. UCL (University College London; 7th in the world; 3rd in Europe)
4. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 8th in the world; 4th in Europe)
5. Imperial College London (9th in the world; 5th in Europe)

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