The world's top 10 research universities

A new ranking recognizes the best educational institutions.

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children's hospital children's hospital (Photo: Courtesy of University of California, San Francisco)

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8. University of California, San Francisco

University of California at San Francisco is the only University of California campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. The campus boasts the UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals (left) and dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy schools. Its health programs consistently rank among the best in the country.

Their Small Molecules Discover Center designs probe molecules (think the episode where the Magic School Bus goes into the human body).

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