Top 100 Universities in USA

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Overview

Do you want to study in USA and know which university in USA is best?

 

We all know that the United States is the top choice for international students studying abroad. Every student planning to study in USA wants to get into a top US university.

 

Selecting top universities in USA offers a plethora of benefits that can significantly affect an individual’s personal and professional growth. US educational institutions provide the highest quality higher education in hospitality and engineering, including computer science, artificial intelligence, and data science, as well as business or management courses.

 

Although, it is difficult to know how to select the top universities. Therefore, to help you out, we are providing you with the list of top 100 universities in USA, along with how to choose the right university.

 

How to Choose the Right University?

Choosing the right university is critical for every student as your career will depend on it. However, consideration of the factors such as academic programs, campus culture, location, financial aid, and extracurricular opportunities can help in selecting the best university.

 

Additionally, visiting the campuses, attending virtual tours, and connecting with current students and alumni to gain insights into university life will also help you to select the best university.

 

Factors Considered in Ranking

You should consider the factors mentioned below while choosing the best university in USA.

Academic Reputation – You should check the overall academic excellence of the university along with the quality of faculty, research output, university environment, etc.

 

Student-Faculty Ratio – Before selecting the university, you should also check the student-faculty ratio, as a low student-faculty ratio will ensure personalised attention and strong academic support.

 

Graduation Rate - Candidates should check the graduation rate of the last 5 years. High graduation rates indicate a supportive and conducive learning environment.

 

Research Opportunities – If you want to make your career in the research field, then it is important to check the research opportunities provided by the universities. Universities with substantial research facilities foster innovation and cutting-edge discoveries. So, always check the research opportunities that the university provides for international students.

 

Alumni Success - Alumni success is also a good factor that international students should consider while selecting the best university. The achievements of alumni reflect the university's impact on career growth and professional success.

 

Top 100 Universities in USA

Considering the factors mentioned above, QS World Global University Ranking 2024 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, the list of top 100 universities in the USA is given as follows:

S.No.

Top US Universities

Place

QS World University Rankings 2024

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 

1.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge

1

5

2.

Harvard University

Cambridge

4

2

3.

Stanford University

Stanford

5

3

4.

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

Berkeley

10

8

5.

University of Chicago

Chicago

10

13

6.

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

12

14

7.

Cornell University

Ithaca

13

20

8.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Pasadena

15

6

9.

Yale University

New Haven

16

9

10.

Princeton University

Princeton

17

7

11.

Columbia University

New York City

23

11

12.

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore

28

15

13.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Los Angeles

29

21

14.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

33

23

15.

New York University (NYU)

New York City

38

24

16.

Northwestern University

Evanston

47

26

17.

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh

52

28

18.

Duke University

Durham

57

25

19.

University of Texas at Austin

Austin

58

50

20.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

San Diego

62

32

21.

University of Washington

Seattle

63

26

22.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign

64

48

23.

Brown University

Providence

73

61

24.

Pennsylvania State University

University Park

83

151

25.

Boston University

Boston

93

71

26.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta

88

38

27.

Purdue University

West Lafayette

99

127

28.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison

102

81

29.

University of Southern California

Los Angeles

116

65

30.

University of California, Davis

Davis

118

63

31.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill

132

69

32.

Texas A&M University

College Station

134

181

33.

Michigan State University

East Lansing

136

106

34.

Rice University

Houston

145

147

35.

Ohio State University

Columbus

151

112

36.

Washington University in St Louis

St. Louis

154

57

37.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

163

64

38.

Emory University

Atlanta

166

82

39.

University of Florida

Gainesville

168

151

40.

University of Maryland

College Park

169

104

41.

Arizona State University

Tempe

179

156

42.

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

222

144

43.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis

195

101

44.

University of Rochester

Rochester

224

154

45.

Dartmouth College

Hanover

237

123

46.

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst

245

191

47.

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland

255

134

48.

University of Virginia

Charlottesville

260

156

49.

Vanderbilt University

Nashville

261

98

50.

University of Colorado Boulder 

Boulder

264

148

51.

University of California, Irvine

Irvine

268

95

52.

North Carolina State University

Raleigh

274

351-400

53.

University of Miami

Miami

278

194

54.

The University of Arizona

Tucson

285

180

55.

Georgetown University

Washington D.C.

297

136

56.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick

299

201-250

57.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Blacksburg

302

251-300

58.

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame

304

201-250

59.

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington

313

170

60.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago

317

251-300

61.

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

332

192

62.

George Washinton University

Washington D.C.

340

201-250

63.

Yeshiva University

New York City

369

-

64.

Northeastern University

Boston

375

168

65.

Tufts University

Medford

312

151

66.

University of Hawaii

Honolulu

386

251-300

67.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook

396

301-350

68.

Iowa State University

Ames

400

401-500

69.

University of California, Riverside

Riverside

404

251-300

70.

Colorado State University

Fort Collins

409

401-500

71.

University of Kansas

Lawrence

410

401-500

72.

Washington State University

Pullman

419

351-400

73.

University of Utah

Salt Lake City

441

251-300

74.

University of Connecticut

Storrs

444

401-500

75.

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville

446

301-350

76.

Florida State University

Tallahassee

461

301-350

77.

Colorado School of Mines

Golden

465

401-500

78.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago

469

401-500

79.

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla

480

501-600

80.

University of Buffalo, SUNY

Buffalo

491

301-350

81.

University of Iowa

Iowa City

491

301-350

82.

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy

494

-

83.

University of Delaware

Newark

498

351-400

84.

Oregon State University

Corvallis

505

-

85.

The University of Georgia

Athens

514

601-800

86.

University of Texas Dallas

Richardson

520

351-400

87.

City University of New York

New York City

545

-

88.

Lehigh University

Bethlehem

548

601-800

89.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln

551

401-500

90.

Florida International University

Miami

556

501-600

91.

University of South Florida

Tampa

563

201-250

92.

University of South Carolina

Columbia

575

501-600

93.

University of Missouri, Columbia

Columbia

586

601-800

94.

University of Central Florida

Orlando

593

601-800

95.

Tulane University

New Orleans

600

351-400

96.

Drexel University

Philadelphia

601-610

301-350

97.

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken

621-630

501-600

98.

Boston College

Chestnut Hill

631-640

251-300

99.

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque

631-640

351-400

100.

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Newark

631-640

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FAQs

Q1. What is the best University in 2024?

Ans. According to the World University Ranking 2024, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the best university in the world.

 

Q2. Why do US universities outperform those in India?

Ans. In comparison to India, the United States offers students significantly greater facilities and resources. The accessibility of post-graduation work options is another crucial factor. Further, the United States boasts a robust economy and a wide range of career opportunities.

 

Q3. What is the top 5 university in USA?

Ans. The top 5 universities in USA are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley (UCB), and the University of Chicago.

 

Q4. Which university has more international students in the USA?

Ans. New York University has more than 20,000 international students from 140+ countries. Of all American universities, NYU had the most number of overseas students of all USA Universities during the 2022–2023 academic year.

 

Conclusion

Selecting the perfect university from the top 100 institutions in the USA can be challenging. Still, you can make an informed decision with thorough research and an understanding of your goals.

 

Moreover, remember that the rankings are only a starting point, and each university has unique strengths. Embrace this exciting journey and find the university that aligns with your passions, interests, and career aspirations.

 

If you are still unsure or would like to get deeper insight, we encourage you to have a word with our team of expert counsellors at Meridean Overseas Education Consultants (MOEC). If you are unable to travel to our offices, we offer online counselling services via our website.

 

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