Times Higher Education Top 25 Best Universities in USA

 Thinking about studying in the US can be overwhelming because there are so many options. So in this article, we are going to discuss top 25 times US college rankings. The article is going to be amazing. Make sure to stick till the end. 

Number 25.

 Pomona College, California.

Pomona is a four-year undergraduate institution that enrolled approximately 1,800 students as of the fall 2022 semester. It offers 48 majors in liberal arts disciplines and roughly 650 courses, as well as access to more than 2,000 additional courses at the other Claremont colleges. Its 140-acre campus is in a residential community 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Number 24.

 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan. The university consists of 19 colleges and offers degree programs at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels in some 250 disciplines. Michigan has nine professional schools.

the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ross School of Business, Medical School, Law School, Ford School of Public Policy, College of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, and School of Dentistry. It affiliates with two regional universities located in Flint and Dearborn, each separately accredited universities, and operates a center located in Detroit. Michigan is home to the country's oldest continuously existing legal organization.

oldest international professional dental fraternity, oldest continuously running university hospital and longest-standing laboratory for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. 

Number 23.

 Williams College, Massachusetts Williams College is a private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It was established as a men's college in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams, a colonist from the province of Massachusetts Bay.

who was killed in the French and Indian War in 1755. Williams College admissions is most selective with an acceptance rate of 9%. Half the applicants admitted to Williams College have an SAT score between 1460 and 1560, or an AT score of 33 and 35. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges, and one quarter scored below these ranges. 

Number 22.

 Amherst College, Massachusetts.

Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Connecticut River Valley, as of the 2020 census. The population was 39,263, making it the highest populated municipality in Hampshire County. Amherst is a highly rated private college located in Amherst Center, Massachusetts in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,745 undergraduate students.

Admissions is extremely competitive as the Amherst acceptance rate is 12%. 

Number 21.

 Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Established in 1900, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form the university as a single institution. Carnegie Mellon is not an Ivy League school.

However, it is one of the many new ivies coined by Newsweek in 2006. The new ivies consist of private and public US schools that may not have the same elite status as ivy elite schools, but are just as impressive academically and faculty-wise. 

Number 20. 

Emory University, Georgia. Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, founded in 1836 as Emory College by the Methodist Episcopal Church.

and named in honor of Methodist Bishop John Emery. Emery is the second oldest private institution of higher education in Georgia. Emery University is one of the best schools in the South. Emery has earned the respect of academics worldwide, a first class private institution. With that level of renown comes a great deal of attention, including many applicants. In 2022 alone, 33,000. 517 hopefuls applied to come to Emery as freshmen.

 Number 19.

University of Southern California. The University of Southern California is a private research university in Los Angeles, California, United States. Founded in 1880 by Robert McClay Whitney, it is the oldest private research university in California. The most popular majors at University of Southern California include business, management, marketing, and related support services, social sciences, visual and performing arts, communication, journalism,

and related programs, engineering, multi or interdisciplinary studies, computer and information sciences and support.

Number 18.

 Rice University, Texas. William Marsh Rice University is a private research university in Houston, Texas. It is on a 300-acre campus near the Houston Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Rice is noted for its applied science programs in the fields of nanotechnology, artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis, signal processing, and space science, being ranked first in the world in materials science research.

by the Times Higher Education in 2010. 

Number 17.

 Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university with its main campus in St. Louis County and Clayton, Missouri. Founded in 1853, the university is named after George Washington. Washington University is ranked among the top universities in the United States.

Washington University in St. Louis admissions is most selective with an acceptance rate of 13%. Half the applicants admitted to Washington University in St. Louis have an S8 score between 1490 and 1570 or an AT2 score of 33 and 35. 

Number 16.

 Columbia University, New York Columbia was established by royal charter under George II of Great Britain. It was renamed Columbia

following the American Revolution and in 1787, was placed under a private board of trustees, headed by former students Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. In 1896, the campus was moved to its current location in Morningside Heights and renamed Columbia University. Columbia is organized into 20 schools, including four undergraduate schools and 16 graduate schools. The university's research efforts include the Lomit Doherty Earth Observatory,

the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and accelerator laboratories with big tech firms such as Amazon and IBM. 

Number 15.

Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. Vanderbilt University, informally Vandy or VU, is a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1873, it was named in honor of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt.

who provided the school its initial $1 million endowment in the hopes that his gift and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted by the Civil War. Vanderbilt enrolls approximately 13,800 students from the US and over 100 foreign countries. With the exception of the off-campus observatory, all of the university's facilities are situated on its 330-acre campus in the heart of Nashville, 1.5 miles from downtown. 

Number 14.

The University of Chicago, Illinois. The university is composed of an undergraduate college and five graduate research divisions, which contain all of the university's graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees. Chicago has eight professional schools, the Law School, the Booth School of Business, the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, the Harris School of Public Policy.

the Divinity School, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. 

Number 13.

 Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire. Established in 1769 by Elisa Wheelock, it is one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution and among the most prestigious and selective in the United States.

Although founded to educate Native Americans in Christian theology and the English way of life, the university primarily trained Congregationalist ministers during its early history before it gradually secularized, emerging at the turn of the 20th century from relative obscurity into national prominence. Number 12. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania The university has four undergraduate schools as well as twelve graduate and professional schools.

Schools enrolling undergraduates include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Wharton School, and the School of Nursing. Among its highly ranked graduate schools are its law school, whose first professor, James Wilson, wrote the first draft of the United States Constitution, its medical school, the first in North America, and Wharton, the first college business school.

Penn's endowment is $20.7 billion, putting it amongst the wealthiest academic institutions in the world. And its 2019 research budget was $1.02 billion. 

Number 11.

 Cornell University, New York. The university is organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its specific admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy.

The university also administers three satellite campuses, two in New York City and one in Education City, Qatar. Cornell is one of the few private land grant universities in the United States. Of its seven undergraduate colleges, three are state-supported statutory or contract colleges through the State University of New York system, including its Agricultural and Human Ecology colleges, as well as its Industrial Labor Relations School. Of Cornell's graduate schools, only the Veterinary College is state-supported.

Number 10.

 Northwestern University, Illinois. Northwestern has an endowment of $15.4 billion, one of the largest university endowments in the world, as well as an annual budget of around $2.5 billion. As of fall 2021, the university had 23,410 enrolled students, including 88 17 undergraduates and 14,593 graduate students.

fielding eight men's and 11 women's sports teams. The Northwestern Wildcats represent the university to compete in the NCAA division, one Big Ten conference, and has remained the only private university in the conference since 1946. Past and present Northwestern faculty and alumni have included numerous heads of state, two Fields Medalists, 23 Nobel Prize Laureates, 43 Pulitzer Prize winners, 23 MacArthur Fellows, 28 Marshall Scholars.

94 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 19 Rhodes Scholars, 10 Living Billionaires, and 24 Olympic Medalists. 

Number 9.

 Johns Hopkins University, Maryland The university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur and Quaker philanthropist Johns Hopkins. Hopkins' $7 million bequest to establish the university was the largest philanthropic gift in U.S. history up to that time.

Daniel Coate Gilman, who was inaugurated as Johns Hopkins' first president on February 22, 1876, led the university to revolutionize higher education in the U.S. by integrating teaching and research. In 1900, Johns Hopkins became a founding member of the American Association of Universities. The university has led all U.S. universities in annual research expenditures over the past three decades.

Number 8.

 Princeton University, New Jersey. Princeton University is a private research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. It is one of the highest ranked universities in the world. The institution moved to Newark in 1747, and then to the current site nine years later.

It officially became a university in 1896 and was subsequently renamed Princeton University. It is a member of the Ivy League. The university is governed by the trustees of Princeton University and has an endowment of $37.7 billion, the largest endowment per student in the United States. Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering to approximately 8,000.

500 students on its 600 acres main campus. 

Number seven. 

California Institute of Technology. California, the California Institute of Technology.

Branded as Caltech or CIT, is a private research university in Pasadena, California. Caltech is ranked among the best academic institutions in the world, and with an enrollment of approximately 2400 students, it is one of the world's most selective universities. The university is known for its strength in science and engineering, and is among a small group of institutes of technology in the United States, which is primarily devoted to the instruction of pure and applied sciences.

The institution was founded as a preparatory and vocational school by Amos Gagarthrope in 1891 and began attracting influential scientists such as George Ellery Hale, Arthur Amos Noyes, and Robert Andrews Millikan in the early 20th century.

Number 6.

 Brown University, Rhode Island Brown was the first college in the United States to codify in its charter that admission and instruction of students was to be equal regardless of their religious affiliation. The university is home to the oldest applied mathematics program in the United States, the oldest engineering program in the Ivy League, and the third oldest medical program in New England. The university was one of the early doctoral granting U.S. institutions in the late 19th century.

adding masters and doctoral studies in 1887. In 1969, Brown adopted its open curriculum after a period of student lobbying. The new curriculum eliminated mandatory general education distribution requirements, made students the architects of their own syllabus, and allowed them to take any course for a grade of satisfactory, pass, or no credit, fail, which is unrecorded on external transcripts. The university comprises the college, the graduate school,

Alpert Medical School, the School of Engineering, the School of Public Health, and the School of Professional Studies. 

Number 5.

 Duke University, North Carolina. Duke is ranked among the top universities in the United States and in the world by major publications. The undergraduate admissions are among the most selective in the country, with an overall acceptance rate of 6.2% for the class of 2026. Duke spends more than $1 billion per year on research.

making it one of the 10 largest research universities in the United States. More than a dozen faculty regularly appear on annual lists of the world's most cited researchers. As of 2019, 15 Nobel laureates and three Turing Award winners have been affiliated with the university. 

Number 4.

 Yale University, Connecticut. Yale is organized into 14 constituent schools. The original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,

and 12 professional schools. While the university is governed by the Yale Corporation, each school's faculty oversees its curriculum and degree programs. In addition to a central campus in downtown New Haven, the university owns athletic facilities in Western New Haven, a campus in West Haven and forests and nature preserves throughout New England. As of 2021, the university's endowment was valued at $42.3 billion, the second largest of any educational institution.

Number 3. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, is a private land-grant research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1861, MIT has played a key role in the development of modern technology and science, and is one of the most prestigious and highly ranked academic institutions in the world, founded in response to the increasing industrialization of the United

MIT adopted a European Polytechnic University model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. The Institute has an urban campus that extends more than a mile, 1.6 kilometers, alongside the Charles River and encompasses a number of major off-campus facilities such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Bates Center, and the Haystack Observatory, as well as affiliated laboratories such as the Broad and Whitehead Institutes.

Stanford University, California. Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. The campus occupies 8,180 acres, 3,310 hectares, among the largest in the United States, and enrolls over 17,000 students. Stanford is considered among the top universities in the world. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford.

in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Leland Stanford was a U.S. Senator and former governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford University struggled financially after the death of Leland Stanford in 1893

and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. 

Number 1.

 Harvard University, Massachusetts. Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

and one of the most prestigious and highly ranked universities in the world. The university is composed of 10 academic faculties, plus Harvard Ratcliffe Institute. The faculty of Arts and Sciences offer study in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic disciplines, and other faculties offer only graduate degrees, including professional degrees. Harman has three main campuses, the 209-acre Cambridge campus, candid on Harvard Yard,

and adjoining campus immediately across Charles River in the Alston neighborhood of Boston and the medical campus in Boston's Longwood Medical Area. Let us know your opinion in the comments section below. This was all for today. Hope you liked the article. 

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