Studying in the United States of America (USA) is not only a dream for many students but also a challenge when choosing a country for studying abroad. In this article, we will provide information about the top 10 prestigious universities in the U.S.A If you intend to take your next education journey to America, you definitely cannot miss the following list:
1. California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Founded in 1891, Caltech is a private doctorate-granting research university with six academic divisions in Pasadena, California. The university with over 2,200 students has been well-known for its strengths in engineering and areas of science including biology and astronomy. Caltech also gains great respect as its famous alumni that have 39 Nobel Laureates.
2. Stanford University
Established in 1891 in California, Stanford University currently has about 15,000 students (22% of them are international students) and 2,500 lecturers. Stanford has world-leading programs in Computer and Applied Sciences, Engineering and some specific majors such as Atmosphere and Energy and Biomedical Computation. The ratio of four students per lecturer ensures that all students can work closely with the faculty. In the last few years, Stanford has been ranked as the top university in the USA and the world.
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
was founded in 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The university has 11,000 students, including 30% of international students from 154 countries and regions. MIT is famous for its research and training in Physics, Engineering and Biology.
Massachusetts graduates have 85 Nobel Laureates, 58 National Medals of Science recipients and 29 National Medals of Technology and Innovation.
4. Princeton University
Founded in 1746, Princeton is a prestigious university with a history of over 200 years. The university, located in New Jersey, is the home to nearly 7,000 students and 1,500 lecturers.
Princeton offers a variety of postgraduate programs, especially in Astrophysical Sciences such as Astronomy and Plasma Physics. They have 15 Nobel Laureates, 10 National Humanities Medal recipients, 21 National Medal of Science winners. The U.S President John F. Kennedy, Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) and the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald are alumni of Princeton.
5. Harvard University
As one of the most well-known universities in the world, Harvard University, founded in 1636 in Massachusetts, is the oldest school in America. Now, the university has 20,000 students and one-quarter of them are international students. Harvard’s curriculum is diverse but focused on Engineering and Applied Sciences, Medical Studies, and Information Technology.
Among its famous alumni, Harvard has eight US Presidents, 158 Nobel Laureates, 14 Turing Prize winners and 62 billionaires.
6. Yale University
Yale, founded in 1701 in Connecticut, is a the-second-oldest university in the US, just after Harvard. The university has nearly 12,000 students and 4,000 faculties. Yale University offers four main areas: Arts, Sciences, International Studies and Literature with more than 70 majors. Yale is also one of the most challenging universities to get into as the acceptance rate is only 6%.
7. University of Chicago
Located in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Chicago was founded in 1890, consisting of six schools and an affiliated continuing education center. The University of Chicago is home to 15,000 students and over 2,000 faculty members.
The university’s bachelor’s degree program focuses on Social Sciences, Biology and Physics. It is also the site of the world’s first self-help artificial nuclear reaction and the school with the largest private publishing house in the United States. 87 alumni and lecturers of the school received the Nobel Prize.
8. University of Pennsylvania
Located in Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania founded in 1740 has been well-known for its Sciences, Anthropology, Law, Medicine, Engineering and Business. The University of Pennsylvania is highly competitive, rating among the top USA universities with an acceptance rate of just 10.2%. The school now has about 20,000 students and 4,600 faculty members.
9. Johns Hopkins University
Founded in 1876 in Maryland, Johns Hopkins University now has campuses in Maryland, Washington, Italy, China and Singapore. The university currently has 19,000 students and 3,100 faculty members, focusing on Arts, Engineering, Healthcare and Nursing.
10. University of California at Berkeley
Founded in 1868, it is a merger of the University of California and the Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College. The University of California at Berkeley has made great contributions to Sciences and society. The university has about 30,000 students and more than 2,100 lecturers.
Berkeley has a diverse undergraduate program, which is considered as the research center of many majors. The faculty, alumni and graduate students of the school have won 107 Nobel prizes and 14 Fields medals.
The list is ranked by the prestigious organization named Times Higher Education (THE) based on 13 criteria, grouped by five areas: training (accounting for 30% of the grading), research (30%), citations (30% ) and international presence (7.5%), as well as revenue from business cooperation or the efficiency of knowledge transfer (2.5%).
To step closer to your dream of studying at the top universities, you need to be very focused with a high level of determination.
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