- Harvard University, Stanford University, and MIT have been adjudged to be the best three institutions in America
- On the other hand, Columbia University is one of the top three most preferred university by applicants
- Among the top 15 institutions in the country are Yale University, Duke University, and Princeton University
QS World University Rankings has revealed the top 15 universities in America. In coming up with the ranking, it noted that the school one attends could have a huge impact on one’s life.
In the ranking, Harvard University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on the first top 3.
The popular America institution, John Hopkins University is 14th on the table, followed by the University of Southern California.
Below is the full list of the top 15 American universities:
1. Harvard University
The university was created in 1639 and is considered the oldest higher institution in the country. It commands great academic pedigree, reputation, influence and reputation all around the world.
2. Stanford University
The school shares a close environment with the revered Silicon Valley which is a great home to Google, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, among other tech companies.
When the school was founded in 1861, it was just a small community of people who love solving problems and those passionate about science. Now it has 1,000 faculty members and more than 11,000 undergraduates.
4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
It was founded in 1686. The school’s alumni include 99 Nobel laureates, 14 Pulitzer Prize winners, among other influential individuals.
5. Columbia University
It was established in 1754. It is a private Ivy League research school in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It is the third most selected institution in the US.
6. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
UCLA was ranked among the top 10 universities in the world because of some of its courses like modern languages, English language and literature, Medicine, Psychology, among others.
7. Yale University
The university sits on 260 acres and some of its buildings are historical in that they go far as the mid-18th century.
8. University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university located in the city of Philadelphia. There were 21,599 students studying at Penn as of 2007.
9. Princeton University
It was founded in 1746 and moved to its current site in New Jersey in 1896. Princeton is renowned for the spectacular greenery of its campus and for the architectural design
10. Cornell University
Cornell University’s Ithaca campus is largely closed, with only students living in on-campus accommodation allowed to be present. All teaching has moved online.
11. New York University
This university is well ranked in the world for its courses like accounting and finance, mathematics, law and legal studies, psychology, and philosophy.
12. University of Chicago
Established in 1856, the University of Chicago is a private research university based in the urban center of Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States.
13. Duke University
It was founded in 1838. Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, named after the university’s great benefactor, Washington Duke.
14. Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1876.
15. University of Southern California
Los Angeles was little more than a frontier town in 1880 when USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man with the name Seye Oduyale achieved great success as he graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The Nigerian's achievement came after he had sent out applications to eight different medical schools and got admitted into Johns Hopkins.
Seye’s mum gave the push he needed to succeed as she urged him to apply to the top American school.
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