Which are the top universities in USA?

It is clear that there are many universities in USA. I am interested in studying in the US, but I am not sure which university is the best for my field of study. Kindly help me and other interested international students identify top universities in USA. Don’t forget to advise on scholarships, grants, and bursaries that we can benefit from. Give us a clear and elaborate answer on how to study abroad and if possible advice on how to get a study visa in the USA. Thanks a lot!

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Blair Lewis on October 26, 2018

It is true that the USA has top universities that dominate the QS World Universities Rankings. To begin with, 31 USA universities are featured in the top 100 universities, and 28 institutions are featured in 300 top global institutions.

The universities are ranked as follows:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - ranked first in the US and globally - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Stanford University – ranked second both in the US and in the QS World University Rankings. Located in California, the university is renowned for business courses and entrepreneurial spirit. The WhatsApp, Google, YouTube and Netflix founders are alumni of the Stanford University.

Harvard University- ranked third in the QS World University Rankings. It is the oldest university commissioned back in 1636. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Best for medicine, business, and law among other courses.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – ranked fourth globally. Caltech is the leading school of technology. Located in Pasadena, California. It is the university with the least population of students, 2,240 students.

The University of Chicago – ranked 11th globally in the QS World University Rankings. Focuses on research. The physics department in the University of Chicago became the first to develop a man-made self-sustaining nuclear reaction.

Princeton University – ranked at the 13th position in the world - was founded in 1746 and is renowned for humanities and arts.

Cornell University – ranked at the 14th position in the world. Located in Ithaca, New York. Renowned for veterinary science and ranked second in the QS World University Rankings by subject.

Yale University- ranked 16th globally. It is a highly selective school, and today it has 2500 international students. It was established in 1701 as a law school.

John Hopkins University – ranked 17th in the world - was established in 1876 as the first university for research in medicine and life science subjects. It was ranked sixth in the QS World University Rankings by subject.

Columbia University - ranked 18th globally and 10th in the US. Former U.S presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D.Roosevelt and Barack Obama are products of Columbia University.
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Cynthia Baker2 months ago

I am glad that the US is finally opening doors for international students from all corners of the world. The education system used by the Universities in the USA is relevant globally, and any student that successfully undertakes degree program in the US can work anywhere in the world. The work-study program gives students chance to acquire professional skills relevant to their field of study. As an educator, I fully support scholarships, bursaries, and grants offered to students to study abroad. The government, private organizations, and charities need to increase the funding they provide for international programs especially to countries that don’t have good universities. The US universities must partner with developing nations to provide distance learning. Distance learning will help reduce the travel distance, and more students will benefit thus improving the economy of small countries. The world is becoming a global place, and developed countries must assist the developing nations to achieve their goals.  


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