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top Universities in the United States

The University of Pennsylvania cracked the top 10 list, and it's safe to say that its student and academic reputation contributed significantly to its top-ranked ranking.

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University of Pennsylvania

New York University has carved out a spot on 2021’s list of best universities in the US. NYU is located in bustling Manhattan

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New York University (NYU)

The university’s research output is some of the highest in the world, earning a perfect 100 in the citations per faculty ranking.

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Princeton University

Columbia University is New York City’s Ivy League university, and scores a perfect 100 with QS for its ratio of student-to-faculty members.

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Columbia University

Yale University consistently ranks on the list of top 10 US universities. One of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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Yale University

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of California‘s affiliate based in warm and sunny Los Angeles, has moved up a spot on this year’s list.

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University of California

The University of California Berkeley has held down the fourth place spot for another year.

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University of California Berkeley

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, has dropped a couple of ranks on the list of best US universities but still upholds the top spot globally.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stanford earns perfect ratings in three categories: academic reputation, faculty-to-student ratio, and employer reputation.

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Stanford University

Harvard University comes in first place in the US. In terms of performance, Harvard pulled in perfect ratings for its research and employability ranking criteria.

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Harvard University