Top 10 Universities in the USA

California Institute of Technology

We begin our summary of the best US universities on the West Coast, with the California Institute of Technology, known commonly as Caltech.

Columbia University

First established by royal charter under George II of Great Britain, Columbia University’s original name was simply ‘King’s College’, renamed only after the American Revolution. 

Harvard University 

An analysis of the top US universities would be amiss without a discussion of Harvard. Harvard University, one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country, has a long and storied history. 

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University, considered by many to be the oldest research university in the United States, was founded in 1876 by the philanthropist Johns Hopkins. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, often referred to as MIT, is one of the most famous names in the world of applied sciences. 

Princeton University

The third Ivy League school to be featured on this list, Princeton University is located in Princeton, New Jersey, having been founded in 1746.

Stanford University

Stanford University is located in Stanford, California, and has one of the largest campuses in the United States.

University of California, Berkeley

The University of California Berkeley is not only one of the USA’s top universities but the world’s. 

University of Chicago

The only midwestern school to make this list, the University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of the nation’s third largest city: Chicago, Illinois.

Yale University 

Rounding out our list of top universities in the United States is a final Ivy League school of name recognition on par with Harvard.

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