Top 10 Universities in USA for 2024

Students come from all over the world to study at one of the United States’ many prestigious educational institutions. According to U.S. News & World Report, the following is a list of the top ten.

Through its ‘Best Global Universities Rankings,’ U.S. News & World Report compiles a list of the top 2,000 educational institutions around the globe. The 2022-23 edition of the list comprised institutions from the United States as well as over 90 other nations. The schools were ranked based on 13 parameters that measured academic research performance as well as worldwide and regional reputations. The following is a list of the top 10 universities in the United States according to the list.

1# Harvard University (Global rank: 1)

Harvard University, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is not only the best university in the United States, but it also leads the list in Best Global Universities Rankings with a score of 100.

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The majority of Harvard’s students are graduate students, and more than 20% are international students.

2# Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Global rank: 2)

According to the rankings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the second-best university in the world, with a score of 97.7. The institute, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has over 11,000 students, 60% of whom are graduate students. Architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; management; and science are the five schools at MIT.

3# Stanford University (Global rank: 3)

Stanford was founded in 1885 and is located in California’s Bay Area. With a score of 95.2, it ranks third overall and third in the United States. Over half of its student body is at the graduate level. It comprises seven schools, three of which offer undergraduate and graduate programs – humanities and sciences, earth sciences, and engineering. The other four schools — business, law, education, and medicine – exclusively offer graduate-level degrees.

4# University of California Berkeley (Global rank: 4)

University of California Berkeley, another Bay Area varsity, ranks fourth in both the world and the United States, with an overall score of 88.7. Over 70% of its students are at the undergraduate level. The Haas School of Business, College of Chemistry, College of Engineering, School of Public Health, and School of Law are among the university’s 14 colleges and schools.

5# University of Washington Seattle (Global rank: 6)

According to the rankings, the University of Washington Seattle is sixth best in the world with an 86.6 and fifth in the United States. It was founded in 1861 in Seattle and has campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. Approximately 70% of students on campuses are undergraduate students. It also provides over 370 graduate-level programs.

6# Columbia University (Global rank: 7)

The rankers gave Columbia University an overall score of 86.5 and placed it sixth in the world. It is a private institution that was founded in 1754 and is located in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Approximately 30% of total students are undergraduates, while approximately 30% of total students are international.

7# California Institute of Technology (Global rank: 9)

According to the rankings, the California Institute of Technology, or Caltech, is the seventh best in the United States. It was renamed Throop University in 1920 after being founded in 1891 as Throop University. Caltech has about 55% of its students studying at the graduate level. More than a quarter of Caltech students are international.

8# Johns Hopkins University (Global rank: 10)

Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private varsity. It includes campuses in North Baltimore and the District of Columbia in the United States, as well as in Italy and China. North Baltimore is home to the main campus. US News ranked it tenth in the world, with a score of 84.7. The university’s academic divisions include arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, medical, nursing, music, public health, and international studies.

9# Yale University (Global rank: 11)

According to the rankings, Yale University ranks twelfth in the world. It received a score of 84.6. Yale University was founded in 1701 and is one of the country’s oldest institutions of higher learning. New Haven, Connecticut is the location of the private university. Approximately 45 percent of students study at the undergraduate level. International students account for around 20% of all pupils. Yale’s undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and other professional schools are all part of the university.

10# University of California Los Angeles (Global rank: 14)

UCLA, the eleventh university on the list, is placed 14th in the world with a score of 84.2. Approximately 70% of the students are undergraduates. International students make up about 12% of undergraduates and more over 20% of graduate students. For undergraduate students, the university offers five academic divisions: letters and science, arts and architecture, engineering and applied science, nursing, and theater, cinema, and television. Among the university’s highly ranked graduate schools are the Anderson School of Management, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. UCLA’s principal teaching hospital is Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.