The top 100 universities in the USA

The university or college you choose to go to can have a major impact on the rest of your life, so it’s probably a good idea to do some research first. To help with the process, we’ve compiled a ranking of the best 100 US universities and colleges, according to the recently released QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings 2024:Top 100 US Universities
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2Harvard University
3Stanford University
4University of California Berkeley (UCB)
5University of Chicago
6University of Pennsylvania
7Cornell University
8California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
9Yale University
10Princeton University
11Columbia University
12Johns Hopkins University
13University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
14University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 
15New York University (NYU)
16Northwestern University
17Carnegie Mellon University
18Duke University
19University of Texas at Austin
20University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
21University of Washington
22University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
23Brown University
24Pennsylvania State University
25Boston University
26Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
27Purdue University
28University of Wisconsin-Madison
29University of Southern California
=30University of California, Davis (UCD)
=30University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
32Texas A&M University
33Michigan State University
34Rice University
35Ohio State University 
36Washington University in St. Louis
37University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
38University of Florida
39University of Maryland, College Park
40Arizona State University
41University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
42Emory University
43University of Pittsburgh
44University of Rochester
45Dartmouth College
46University of Massachusetts, Amherst
47Case Western Reserve University
48University of Virginia
49Vanderbilt University
50University of Colorado at Boulder
51University of California, Irvine (UCI)
52North Carolina State University
53University of Miami
54University of Arizona
55Georgetown University
56Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
57Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)
58University of Notre Dame
59Indiana University Bloomington
60University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)
61University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
62George Washington University
63Yeshiva University
64Northeastern University
65Tufts University 
66University of Hawai’i at Manoa
67Stony Brook University
68Iowa State University
69University of California, Riverside (UCR)
70Colorado State University
71University of Kansas
72Washington State University
73University of Utah
74University of Connecticut
75University of Tennessee, Knoxville
76Florida State University
77Colorado School of Mines
78Illinois Institute of Technology
79Missouri University of Science and Technology
=80University at Buffalo SUNY
=80University of Iowa
82Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
83University of Delaware
84Oregon State University
85University of Georgia
86University of Texas Dallas
87City University of New York
88Lehigh University
89University of Nebraska – Lincoln
90Florida International University
91University of South Florida
92University of South Carolina
93University of Missouri, Columbia
94University of Central Florida
95Tulane University
96Drexel University
97Stevens Institute of Technology
=98Boston College
=98University of New Mexico
=100New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
=100The New School
=100University of Houston
=100University of Oklahoma

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