QS World - USA

When students, parents and teachers search for a prestigious university to suit their specifications, they duly turn to world rankings to see if their desired establishment ranks highly. The university pecking order is not an outdated institution, but an essential method to ensure that prospective students adequately assess their place of learning before committing to a period of study.

Rankingsort descending Institution Country Previous ranking Acceptance rate
1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
United States
1
2
Harvard University
United States
2
3
Stanford University
United States
3
4
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
United States
6
5
Princeton University
United States
6
7.4%
6
Yale University
United States
4
6.3%
7
University of Chicago
United States
5
8.4%
8
University of Pennsylvania
United States
8
10.0%
9
Columbia University
United States
9
9
Johns Hopkins University
United States
11
15.0%
11
Cornell University
United States
10
14.0%
12
University of Michigan
United States
12
32%
13
Duke University
United States
13
10.8%
14
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
United States
14
17.0%
15
Northwestern University
United States
15
13%
16
University of California, Los Angeles
United States
17
18.2%
17
New York University (NYU)
United States
18
34.0%
17
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States
16
51.1%
19
Brown University
United States
19
8.6%
20
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
United States
24
36.8%
21
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
United States
20
29.0%
22
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
United States
21
62.00%
23
University of Washington
United States
23
55.0%
23
Carnegie Mellon University
United States
22
16.7%
25
Boston University
United States
26
34.0%
26
University of Texas at Austin
United States
25
40.2%
27
University of California, Davis
United States
27
41.3%
28
Washington University in St. Louis
United States
28
17.9%
29
Purdue University
United States
29
60.0%
30
Georgia Institute of Technology
United States
29
33.0%
31
Ohio State University
United States
34
55.5%
32
University of Pittsburgh
United States
32
54.5%
33
Pennsylvania State University
United States
33
54.8%
34
University of Minnesota
United States
31
44.4%
35
University of Maryland, College Park
United States
35
47.0%
36
Rice University
United States
40
14.0%
37
University of Southern California
United States
37
17.8%
38
University of California, Santa Barbara
United States
38
36.1%
39
Dartmouth College
United States
36
11.5%
40
University of Virginia
United States
39
30.0%
41
UC Irvine - Extension, English and Certificates for Internationals
United States
42
42
Emory University
United States
41
26.8%
43
University of Rochester
United States
43
35.3%
44
Texas A&M University
United States
44
69.2%
45
University of Colorado Boulder
United States
45
88.0%
45
Vanderbilt University
United States
49
13.1%
47
University of Illinois at Chicago
United States
51
71%
48
Case Western Reserve University
United States
47
54.3%
49
University of Florida
United States
48
39.0%
50
Michigan State University
United States
46
68.7%
51
Georgetown University
United States
50
17.1%