Rankings of universities in the United States

By EasyUni Staff | Last modified 11 Nov 2017
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The history of higher education in the United States started with the foundation of the Harvard University 300 years ago. Since then more than 4400 universities or institutions have been formed in the US in order to provide knowledge and necessary skills to students. To achieve this, the country’s universities try to maintain a high and sustainable teaching and learning quality. The effort pays off because American universities are among the World’s best universities. If those rankings convince you and if you would like to take a course at one of the universities in the United States don’t hesitate to take a closer look here.

The World University Rankings

In 2013 the The World University Rankings ranked 76 universities of the US among the World’s top 200. Figured up, They ranked 111 universities from the US in the top 400. This clearly illustrates that the US has the best ranked universities across the globe.

World Rank by THE World University Rankings

Universities

1

California Institute of Technology

2

Stanford University

4

Harvard University

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

6

Princeton University

9

University of California, Berkeley

10

University of Chicago

11

Yale University

13

University of California, Los Angeles

14

Columbia University

15

University of Pennsylvania

16

Johns Hopkins University

18

Cornell University

19

Northwestern University

20

University of Michigan

 

QS World University Rankings

In 2013 QS released a university ranking with 30 American universities among the World’s best 100.

World Rank by QS World University Rankings

Universities

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2

Harvard University

7

Stanford University

8

Yale University

9

University of Chicago

10

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

10

Princeton University

13

University of Pennsylvania

14

Columbia University

15

Cornell University

16

Johns Hopkins University

22

University of Michigan

23

Duke University

25

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

29

Northwestern University

37

University of Wisconsin-Madison

40

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

44

New York University (NYU)

 

The United States’ universities are especially well-versed in courses like:

  • Philosophy

  • Education

  • Earth & marine sciences

  • Sociology

  • Communication & media studies

 

The ShanghaiRanking  / Academic Ranking of World Universities

Once again the ranking shows the US has the best ranked universities across the globe. The top ten, the top 100 and the top 500 are filled with universities, which have an American background.

World Rank by ShanghaiRanking

Universities

1

Harvard University

2

Stanford University

3

University of California, Berkeley

4

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

6

California Institute of Technology

7

Princeton University

8

Columbia University

9

University of Chicago

11

Yale University

12

University of California, Los Angeles

Posted on 09 Oct 2017
Rankings, Study Abroad