7. University of Chicago
Student-faculty ratio: 7:1
Campus international relations organization: University of Chicago Model United Nations Team
Why go to the University of Chicago? If you have a grim fascination for understanding why the world economic system is in a state of collapse, this is the school for you. The University of Chicago's Department of Economics has fielded more Nobel Prize laureates than any other university -- a fact it is not, and should not be, shy about pointing out. FP contributors Robert Fogel and Raghuram Rajan will tell you why China is rising, why the global financial system is collapsing, and what we can do about it.