April 12, 2017
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Top Universities in the United States (2017)



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The first choice of every Indian student who aspires to study abroad has always been the USA.  There are myriad reasons why a student wants to go to US for higher education. A significant number of US universities figure in the world university rankings. So, a student has plenty of options to choose from. US universities are well funded which means plenty of fellowships and scholarships opportunities and hence no worries of paying tuition fees or exchange rates. Courses are so diverse and they are structured in such a manner that it prepares you for the challenges of the job market. Research courses are well sought out by Indian students and US universities offer plenty of options for research studies.

Around 150 Universities and Colleges of US are on the highly-respected Times Higher Education world university rankings. It means wherever you want to study in America, a top university will not be far away. Almost all the states are represented in the best US universities list. In total, 128 different cities appear in the ranking.

12 US universities that are on the ranking list are in the two states of California and New York followed by Texas and Massachusetts with nine universities each. The universities at the very top of the ranking are concentrated in these popular destinations that are well known for their higher education opportunities; the top five are based in California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.


Top universities in the United States 2017

(Source: Times Higher Education)

USA Rank 2017World University Rank 2017UniversityStateCity
12California Institute of TechnologyCaliforniaPasadena
23Stanford UniversityCaliforniaStanford
35Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusettsCambridge
46Harvard UniversityMassachusettsCambridge
57Princeton UniversityNew JerseyPrinceton
=6=10University of California, BerkeleyCaliforniaBerkeley
=6=10University of ChicagoIllinoisChicago
812Yale UniversityConnecticutNew Haven
913University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
1014University of California, Los AngelesCaliforniaLos Angeles
1116Columbia UniversityNew York StateNew York City
1217Johns Hopkins UniversityMarylandBaltimore
1318Duke UniversityNorth CarolinaDurham
1419Cornell UniversityNew York StateIthaca
1520Northwestern UniversityIllinoisEvanston
1621University of MichiganMichiganAnn Arbor
1723Carnegie Mellon UniversityPennsylvaniaPittsburgh
18=25University of WashingtonWashingtonSeattle
1932New York UniversityNew York StateNew York City
20=33Georgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgiaAtlanta
21=36University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllinoisChampaign
2241University of California, San DiegoCaliforniaSan Diego
2345University of Wisconsin-MadisonWisconsinMadison
2448University of California, Santa BarbaraCaliforniaSanta Barbara
2550University of Texas at AustinTexasAustin
=26=51Brown UniversityRhode IslandProvidence
=26=51University of California, DavisCaliforniaDavis
2853University of MinnesotaMinnesotaMinneapolis
2956University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNorth CarolinaChapel Hill
30=57Washington University in St LouisMissouriSt. Louis
31=60University of Southern CaliforniaCaliforniaLos Angeles
3264Boston UniversityMassachusettsBoston
3367University of Maryland, College ParkMarylandCollege Park
3468Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvaniaState College
3570Purdue UniversityIndianaWest Lafayette
36=72Ohio State UniversityOhioColumbus
37=80University of PittsburghPennsylvaniaPittsburgh
=38=82Dartmouth CollegeNew HampshireHanover
=38=82Emory UniversityGeorgiaAtlanta
4087Rice UniversityTexasHouston
41=98University of California, IrvineCaliforniaIrvine
42101Michigan State UniversityMichiganEast Lansing
43=104Georgetown UniversityWashington D.C.
44108Vanderbilt UniversityTenneseeNashville
45=116University of Colorado BoulderColoradoBoulder
46=121University of VirginiaVirginiaCharlottesville
47=126Case Western Reserve UniversityOhioCleveland
48131Arizona State UniversityArizonaTempe
49134University of FloridaFloridaGainesville
50=135Tufts UniversityMassachusettsMedford
51141Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyNew JerseyNew Brunswick
52143University of Notre DameIndianaNotre Dame
53146University of California, Santa CruzCaliforniaSanta Cruz
54150Indiana UniversityIndianaBloomington
55=151University of RochesterNew York StateRochester (NY)
56=156University of ArizonaArizonaTuscon
=57=165University of California, RiversideCaliforniaRiverside
=57=165University of MassachusettsMassachusettsAmherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, Worcester
59169Texas A&M UniversityTexasCollege Station
=60=182Northeastern UniversityMassachusettsBoston
=60=182University of MiamiFloridaCoral Gables
62=198Brandeis UniversityMassachusettsWaltham
63200University of Illinois at ChicagoIllinoisChicago
=64201-250Boston CollegeMassachusettsNewton
=64201-250Florida State UniversityFloridaTallahassee
=64201-250George Washington UniversityWashington D.C.
=64201-250North Carolina State UniversityNorth CarolinaRaleigh
=64201-250Stony Brook UniversityNew York StateStony Brook
=64201-250University of CincinnatiOhioCincinnati
=64201-250University of DelawareDelawareNewark (DE)
=64201-250University of Hawai’i at MānoaHawaiiHonolulu
=64201-250University of IowaIowaIowa City
=64201-250University of South FloridaFloridaTampa
=64201-250University of Texas at DallasTexasRichardson
=64201-250University of UtahUtahSalt Lake City
=64201-250Wake Forest UniversityNorth CarolinaWinston-Salem
=77251-300Colorado School of MinesColoradoGolden
=77251-300Oregon Health and Science UniversityOregonPortland
=77251-300Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNew York StateTroy
=77251-300Rush UniversityIllinoisChicago
=77251-300Syracuse UniversityNew York StateSyracuse
=77251-300University at BuffaloNew York StateBuffalo
=77251-300University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTenneseeKnoxville
=77251-300Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityVirginiaBlacksburg
=77251-300William & MaryVirginiaWilliamsburg
=86301-350Clark UniversityMassachusettsWorcester
=86301-350Colorado State UniversityColoradoFort Collins
=86301-350George Mason UniversityVirginiaFairfax
=86301-350Oregon State UniversityOregonCorvallis
=86301-350Saint Louis UniversityMissouriSt. Louis
=86301-350Temple UniversityPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
=86301-350University of Alaska FairbanksAlaskaFairbanks
=86301-350University of ConnecticutConnecticutMansfield
=86301-350University of DenverColoradoDenver
=86301-350University of GeorgiaGeorgiaAthens
=86301-350University of Nebraska-LincolnNebraskaLincoln
=86301-350University of OregonOregonEugene
=98351-400Binghamton University, State University of New YorkNew York StateBinghamton
=98351-400Drexel UniversityPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
=98351-400Iowa State UniversityIowaAmes
=98351-400Tulane UniversityLouisianaNew Orleans
=98351-400University of HoustonTexasHouston
=98351-400University of KansasKansasLawrence
=98351-400University of KentuckyKentuckyLexington
=98351-400University of MissouriMissouriColumbia (MO)
=98351-400University of OklahomaOklahomaNorman
=98351-400University of Texas at San AntonioTexasSan Antonio
=98351-400Washington State UniversityWashingtonPullman
=98351-400Wayne State UniversityMichiganDetroit
=110401-500American UniversityWashington D.C.
=110401-500Florida International UniversityFloridaMiami
=110401-500Georgia State UniversityGeorgiaAtlanta
=110401-500Kent State UniversityOhioKent
=110401-500Lehigh UniversityPennsylvaniaBethlehem
=110401-500New Mexico State UniversityNew MexicoLas Cruces
=110401-500Northern Arizona UniversityArizonaFlagstaff
=110401-500San Diego State UniversityCaliforniaSan Diego
=110401-500Stevens Institute of TechnologyNew JerseyHoboken
=110401-500University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyMarylandBaltimore
=110401-500University of MontanaMontanaMissoula
=121501-600Creighton UniversityNebraskaOmaha
=121501-600Kansas State UniversityKansasManhattan
=121501-600Louisiana State UniversityLouisianaBaton Rouge
=121501-600Missouri University of Science and TechnologyMissouriRolla
=121501-600Montana State UniversityMontanaBozeman
=121501-600New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNew JerseyNewark (NJ)
=121501-600Oklahoma State UniversityOklahomaStillwater
=121501-600Old Dominion UniversityVirginiaNorfolk
=121501-600State University of New York AlbanyNew York StateAlbany
=121501-600University of ArkansasArkansasFayetteville
=121501-600University of Nebraska Medical CenterNebraskaOmaha
=121501-600University of Texas at ArlingtonTexasArlington
=121501-600University of ToledoOhioToledo
=121501-600University of TulsaOklahomaTulsa
=121501-600University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeWisconsinMilwaukee
=136601-800Auburn UniversityAlabamaAuburn
=136601-800Clemson UniversitySouth CarolinaClemson
=136601-800Florida Institute of TechnologyFloridaMelbourne
=136601-800Hofstra UniversityNew York StateHempstead
=136601-800Miami UniversityOhioOxford
=136601-800Oakland UniversityMichiganRochester (MI)
=136601-800Ohio UniversityOhioAthens
=136601-800Rochester Institute of TechnologyNew York StateRochester (NY)
=136601-800Texas Tech UniversityTexasLubbock
=136601-800University of North Carolina at GreensboroNorth CarolinaGreensboro
=136601-800University of Texas at El PasoTexasEl Paso
=147801+Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityFloridaDaytona Beach
=147801+University of Southern MississippiMississippiHattiesburg

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