2. University of Cambridge
Like Oxford, the University of Cambridge is one of the most prestigious universities in the world and the third-oldest one. Cambridge was founded in 1209, it is located just an hour’s drive from London. There are 31 colleges in Cambridge and more than 100 libraries.
Application procedure is very hard. Students may be asked to submit written work or sit a test. Cambridge is popular thanks its intimate tutorials system and courses (triposes) divided into two parts each of which lasts one or two years.