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April 12, 2017 Study Abroad
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2017 Edition: Top Universities in the United States



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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 2017 World University Rank 2017 University State City
1 2 California Institute of Technology California Pasadena
2 3 Stanford University California Stanford
3 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Cambridge
4 6 Harvard University Massachusetts Cambridge
5 7 Princeton University New Jersey Princeton
=6 =10 University of California, Berkeley California Berkeley
=6 =10 University of Chicago Illinois Chicago
8 12 Yale University Connecticut New Haven
9 13 University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Philadelphia
10 14 University of California, Los Angeles California Los Angeles
11 16 Columbia University New York State New York City
12 17 Johns Hopkins University Maryland Baltimore
13 18 Duke University North Carolina Durham
14 19 Cornell University New York State Ithaca
15 20 Northwestern University Illinois Evanston
16 21 University of Michigan Michigan Ann Arbor
17 23 Carnegie Mellon University Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
18 =25 University of Washington Washington Seattle
19 32 New York University New York State New York City
20 =33 Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Atlanta
21 =36 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Illinois Champaign
22 41 University of California, San Diego California San Diego
23 45 University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Madison
24 48 University of California, Santa Barbara California Santa Barbara
25 50 University of Texas at Austin Texas Austin
=26 =51 Brown University Rhode Island Providence
=26 =51 University of California, Davis California Davis
28 53 University of Minnesota Minnesota Minneapolis
29 56 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Chapel Hill
30 =57 Washington University in St Louis Missouri St. Louis
31 =60 University of Southern California California Los Angeles
32 64 Boston University Massachusetts Boston
33 67 University of Maryland, College Park Maryland College Park
34 68 Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State College
35 70 Purdue University Indiana West Lafayette
36 =72 Ohio State University Ohio Columbus
37 =80 University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
=38 =82 Dartmouth College New Hampshire Hanover
=38 =82 Emory University Georgia Atlanta
40 87 Rice University Texas Houston
41 =98 University of California, Irvine California Irvine
42 101 Michigan State University Michigan East Lansing
43 =104 Georgetown University Washington D.C.
44 108 Vanderbilt University Tennesee Nashville
45 =116 University of Colorado Boulder Colorado Boulder
46 =121 University of Virginia Virginia Charlottesville
47 =126 Case Western Reserve University Ohio Cleveland
48 131 Arizona State University Arizona Tempe
49 134 University of Florida Florida Gainesville
50 =135 Tufts University Massachusetts Medford
51 141 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey New Jersey New Brunswick
52 143 University of Notre Dame Indiana Notre Dame
53 146 University of California, Santa Cruz California Santa Cruz
54 150 Indiana University Indiana Bloomington
55 =151 University of Rochester New York State Rochester (NY)
56 =156 University of Arizona Arizona Tuscon
=57 =165 University of California, Riverside California Riverside
=57 =165 University of Massachusetts Massachusetts Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, Worcester
59 169 Texas A&M University Texas College Station
=60 =182 Northeastern University Massachusetts Boston
=60 =182 University of Miami Florida Coral Gables
62 =198 Brandeis University Massachusetts Waltham
63 200 University of Illinois at Chicago Illinois Chicago
=64 201-250 Boston College Massachusetts Newton
=64 201-250 Florida State University Florida Tallahassee
=64 201-250 George Washington University Washington D.C.
=64 201-250 North Carolina State University North Carolina Raleigh
=64 201-250 Stony Brook University New York State Stony Brook
=64 201-250 University of Cincinnati Ohio Cincinnati
=64 201-250 University of Delaware Delaware Newark (DE)
=64 201-250 University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Hawaii Honolulu
=64 201-250 University of Iowa Iowa Iowa City
=64 201-250 University of South Florida Florida Tampa
=64 201-250 University of Texas at Dallas Texas Richardson
=64 201-250 University of Utah Utah Salt Lake City
=64 201-250 Wake Forest University North Carolina Winston-Salem
=77 251-300 Colorado School of Mines Colorado Golden
=77 251-300 Oregon Health and Science University Oregon Portland
=77 251-300 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute New York State Troy
=77 251-300 Rush University Illinois Chicago
=77 251-300 Syracuse University New York State Syracuse
=77 251-300 University at Buffalo New York State Buffalo
=77 251-300 University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tennesee Knoxville
=77 251-300 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Blacksburg
=77 251-300 William & Mary Virginia Williamsburg
=86 301-350 Clark University Massachusetts Worcester
=86 301-350 Colorado State University Colorado Fort Collins
=86 301-350 George Mason University Virginia Fairfax
=86 301-350 Oregon State University Oregon Corvallis
=86 301-350 Saint Louis University Missouri St. Louis
=86 301-350 Temple University Pennsylvania Philadelphia
=86 301-350 University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Fairbanks
=86 301-350 University of Connecticut Connecticut Mansfield
=86 301-350 University of Denver Colorado Denver
=86 301-350 University of Georgia Georgia Athens
=86 301-350 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Lincoln
=86 301-350 University of Oregon Oregon Eugene
=98 351-400 Binghamton University, State University of New York New York State Binghamton
=98 351-400 Drexel University Pennsylvania Philadelphia
=98 351-400 Iowa State University Iowa Ames
=98 351-400 Tulane University Louisiana New Orleans
=98 351-400 University of Houston Texas Houston
=98 351-400 University of Kansas Kansas Lawrence
=98 351-400 University of Kentucky Kentucky Lexington
=98 351-400 University of Missouri Missouri Columbia (MO)
=98 351-400 University of Oklahoma Oklahoma Norman
=98 351-400 University of Texas at San Antonio Texas San Antonio
=98 351-400 Washington State University Washington Pullman
=98 351-400 Wayne State University Michigan Detroit
=110 401-500 American University Washington D.C.
=110 401-500 Florida International University Florida Miami
=110 401-500 Georgia State University Georgia Atlanta
=110 401-500 Kent State University Ohio Kent
=110 401-500 Lehigh University Pennsylvania Bethlehem
=110 401-500 New Mexico State University New Mexico Las Cruces
=110 401-500 Northern Arizona University Arizona Flagstaff
=110 401-500 San Diego State University California San Diego
=110 401-500 Stevens Institute of Technology New Jersey Hoboken
=110 401-500 University of Maryland, Baltimore County Maryland Baltimore
=110 401-500 University of Montana Montana Missoula
=121 501-600 Creighton University Nebraska Omaha
=121 501-600 Kansas State University Kansas Manhattan
=121 501-600 Louisiana State University Louisiana Baton Rouge
=121 501-600 Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Rolla
=121 501-600 Montana State University Montana Bozeman
=121 501-600 New Jersey Institute of Technology New Jersey Newark (NJ)
=121 501-600 Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Stillwater
=121 501-600 Old Dominion University Virginia Norfolk
=121 501-600 State University of New York Albany New York State Albany
=121 501-600 University of Arkansas Arkansas Fayetteville
=121 501-600 University of Nebraska Medical Center Nebraska Omaha
=121 501-600 University of Texas at Arlington Texas Arlington
=121 501-600 University of Toledo Ohio Toledo
=121 501-600 University of Tulsa Oklahoma Tulsa
=121 501-600 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wisconsin Milwaukee
=136 601-800 Auburn University Alabama Auburn
=136 601-800 Clemson University South Carolina Clemson
=136 601-800 Florida Institute of Technology Florida Melbourne
=136 601-800 Hofstra University New York State Hempstead
=136 601-800 Miami University Ohio Oxford
=136 601-800 Oakland University Michigan Rochester (MI)
=136 601-800 Ohio University Ohio Athens
=136 601-800 Rochester Institute of Technology New York State Rochester (NY)
=136 601-800 Texas Tech University Texas Lubbock
=136 601-800 University of North Carolina at Greensboro North Carolina Greensboro
=136 601-800 University of Texas at El Paso Texas El Paso
=147 801+ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida Daytona Beach
=147 801+ University of Southern Mississippi Mississippi Hattiesburg

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