Best Catholic Universities

Following are some of the best Catholic universities in the world:

University of Notre Dame (Australia) - It is Australia's first Catholic university, providing a high level of private tertiary education within the context of Christian values. Notre Dame has been awarded a 5-star rating for graduate satisfaction in the Good Universities Guide for four years running (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006).

Australian Catholic University (ACU) - Economics and environmental science at ACU received the top rankings for Teaching Quality, Generic Skills of its graduates and Overall Student Satisfaction in the Good Universities Guide for 2011.

St. Francis Xavier University (Canada) - Maclean's Magazine has ranked St Francis Xavier as the top Primarily Undergraduate university in Canada for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

University of Montreal (Canada) - It is ranked 5-6th in Canada and 101-150th in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010, ahead of other leading Canadian universities such as University of Waterloo, Queen's University, The University of Western Ontario, etc.

University of Sherbrooke (Canada) - Ranked among the world's top 500 institutions (ARWU 2010). It is a French-speaking institution situated in the southern part of Quebec.

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) - It is one of Chile's oldest universities and one of the most recognized educational institutions in Latin America. The University is ranked 331st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2010).

Catholic University of Korea - It is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher education in South Korea.

Tilburg University (Netherlands) - The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration was ranked 1st in Europe for the second consecutive time in 2007 according to the Journal of the European Economic Association with regard to publications in top journals.

Catholic University of Portugal - The Catholic University degree in Business is rated the best in Portugal and in the Top 20 in Europe, according to the Financial Times university league table in 2007.

University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) - The UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery was ranked as the only Asian medical school to be in the top 10 list of foreign medical institutions by the U.S. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in 2007.

De La Salle University (Philippines) - It is ranked among the world's best 500 institutions in the QS World University Ranking 2010. Additionally it is in the global top 300 for Life Sciences (rated 292nd).

Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) - It is ranked among the world's best 600 institutions in QS World University Rankings 2010.

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