Top universities in the US

Studying at one of the top universities in the US has always been the dream of many international students. The teachers of the top universities always know how to create excitement in learning. Outside the classroom, teachers often hold small discussions and debates for students, allowing students to exchange and learn from each other.

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List of top universities in the US

1. California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)

Among the famous universities in the US, California Institute of Technology is a private educational institution with 6 member units. The institute has more than 2,200 students with strengths in majors related to chemical engineering, earth sciences, astronomy ...

California Institute of Technology is also appreciated with many famous alumni and achievements in many fields, including 39 Nobel laureates.

In 2019, the California Institute of Technology ranked third in the top of best schools in the US, after Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For three consecutive years (2017-2019), Caltech has also ranked first in the TOP of the best schools with under 5,000 students in the world.

2. Stanford University

Stanford University was founded in 1891 in California. Currently, the university has about 15,000 students (22% are international students) and 2,500 lecturers. The University has leading programs in the fields of computer science, engineering and energy, biomedical computing, etc.

For many years, Stanford University has always been in the ranking of the best quality universities in the US and the world. In 2020, the university is ranked 2nd in the TOP of the best universities in the US, down one rank compared to 2019.

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Founded in 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has 11,000 students with 30% of international students from 154 countries and territories.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is well known for its research and education in physical science, engineering and biology. Graduates of Massachusetts Institute has also achieved a lot of achievements. Among whom, there are 85 Nobel laureates, 58 winners of the National Medal of Science and 29 winners of national medals for contributions to technology and innovation.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks 2nd in the TOP of the best universities in the US (2019), one rank higher than in 2020.

4. Princeton University

Princeton University is one of the most prestigious universities, with a history spanning over 200 years. It is the home of nearly 7,000 students, 1,500 cadres and lecturers.

Princeton University offers many postgraduate research programs. The university is particularly strong at the natural sciences, especially astronomy and plasma physics.

The university has 15 Nobel laureates, 10 national medal winners, 21 national science winners. President John F. Kennedy and writer F. Scott Fitzgerald has studied at Princeton University.

Princeton University holds the fourth position in the TOP of universities in the US (2020), one rank higher than in 2019.

5. Harvard University

Among top universities in the US, Harvard University is one of the most famous universities in the world. It was founded in 1636 in Massachusetts and is the oldest in the United States.

Currently, the university has 20,000 students, of which 1/4 are international students. Harvard's programs are diverse, however, the university usually focuses on engineering, applied sciences and information technology.

Among the famous alumni, it has produces 8 US presidents, 158 Nobel laureates, 14 Turing winners and 62 billionaires.

Harvard ranked 6th in the TOP of universities in the US in 2019, one rank lower than in 2020.

6. Yale University

Founded in 1701 in Connecticut, Yale University is the second oldest university in the US, just behind Harvard. Currently, the university has nearly 12,000 students and 4,000 lecturers.

Yale University offers 4 main areas of study: Art, Science, International Studies and Literature with over 70 majors. Yale is also one of the schools that is hard to enter with an acceptance rate of only 6%.

In 2020, Yale University ranked 6th, two ranks higher than in 2019.

7. University of Chicago

The University of Chicago was founded in 1890, consisting of six schools and an affiliated continuing education center. The University of Chicago is home to over 15,000 students and over 2,000 faculty members.

The university's bachelor program usually focuses on the fields of social sciences, biology and physics. It is also the site of the world's first self-help artificial nuclear reaction. Among top universities in the US, the University of Chicago has the largest private publishing house in the United States. The university’s eighty-seven alumni and lecturers have received the Nobel Prize.

In 2019, the University of Chicago ranked 7th in the list of US universities, by the position of 2020.

8. University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania has strengths in basic sciences, anthropology, law, engineering and business. The University of Pennsylvania has always been one of the highest competitive rates in the US, accepting only 10.2% of applicants. Currently, the university has about 20,000 students and 4,600 lecturers.

In 2019 and 2020, the position of the University of Pennsylvania does not change in the ranking of the best universities in the United States.

9. Johns Hopkins University

Among top universities, Johns Hopkins University focuses on the development and research of the arts, engineering, and nursing. Currently, Johns Hopkins University has campuses in Maryland, Washington, Italy, China and Singapore. The university currently has 19,000 students and 3,100 lecturers.

Like Pennsylvania, the position of Johns Hopkins University in 2019 and 2020 has not changed.

10. University of California, Berkeley

Founded in 1868 after the merger of the University of California and the University of Mechanics, Mines, and Agriculture. The University of California has made important contributions to natural science. Currently, the university has nearly 30,000 students and more than 2,100 lecturers.

Berkeley has a very diverse undergraduate education system, which is considered the research center of many disciplines. The university’s lecturers, alumni and graduates have won a total of 107 Nobel prizes and 14 Fields medals.

In 2019, the University of California ranked 10th in the best universities in the United States.


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