The position of the best universities in the main international rankings 2018-2019 – Quacquarelli Symonds (QS ranking), Times Higher Education (THE) Shanghai ranking (Academic Ranking of World Universities). Ratings are useful, but not the only tool that helps prospective students to decide on the list of US universities for admission. That is still important, it is important to consider when choosing a school and how to enroll in a University in the U.S., read here.

Among the leaders of the world’s best universities are consistently the best of the American universities – mitHarvardStanfordCaltechChicago and Princeton universitiesYale and other world famous educational institutions.

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World
Rank
InstitutionScoreAcademic Rep.Citations per Fac.Employer Rep.Faculty StudentInt’l FacultyInt’l Students
1MIT10010099.110010010091.9
2University of Stanford98.410098.110010099.763.6
3University of Harvard97.910099.110098.685.269.9
4California Institute of Technology979799.982.810010088.2
9University of Chicago93.199.486.391.394.467.182.6
12University of Princeton9199.91009968.671.665.6
16University of Pennsylvania88.696.163.891.510088.765.3
17Yale University8899.952.810010085.354.5
18Cornell University87.698.588.690.963.793.770
19Columbia University86.599.748.597.310037.296.3
21University of Michigan-Ann Arbor84.698.95892.789.474.841.3
25=Johns Hopkins University82.786.775.94710066.387.7
29Northwestern University81.585.172.374.499.757.945.3
30University of California, Berkeley (UCB)80.810096.999.921.394.939.7
35New York University (NYU)79.495.825.896.596.737.393
36University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)79.210081.999.74247.332.6
42Duke University76.488.244.785.31005.958
51Carnegie Mellon University73.473.389.872.45165.399.4
54University of California, San Diego (UCSD)71.291.952.750.461.359.964.3
60Brown University7060.282.358.18282.953.4
65University of Wisconsin-Madison68.285.654.949.572.734.727.6
71University of Texas at Austin66.7948483.412.46.516.2
72=University of Washington66.185.998.84913.739.739.5
80Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)64.168.899.976.49.27164.8
82University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign63.487.483.752.110.818.860.4
89Rice University61.439.687.525.380.888.892
95University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill60.668.144.849.784.432.610.5
101=Pennsylvania State University58.474.959.775.329.915.936.9
105Washington University in St. Louis56.943.353.315.599.88061.8
108Ohio State University56.463.537.863.257.681.323.5
109Purdue University55.963.662.769.419.283.951.4
110=Boston University55.86254.353.442.430.988
112University of California, Davis (UCD)55.368.756.133.928.775.168.4
121=University of Southern California53.858.160.555.134.13284.3
152=University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)50.26087.119.311.455.329.4
152=University of Maryland, College Park50.253.16531.549.927.522.5
156University of Pittsburgh49.743.945.619.696.78.619.4
157Michigan State University49.661.552.965.615.46226.9
158Emory University49.125.863.914.598.550.141.1
162=Case Western Reserve University47.419.767.818.786.555.374.5
162=University of Florida47.449.726.851.975.320.612.9
165University of Rochester46.925.537.411.399.963.592.9
169=Texas A&M University46.260.759.259.98.125.219.1
177=University of Minnesota Twin Cities45.764.348.126.231.97.115
187=Vanderbilt University44.226.939.724.710023.531.5
203=Dartmouth42.619.479.329.569.55.532.7
210University of California, Irvine (UCI)41.444.268.714.410.746.675.7
211=University of Notre Dame41.229.242.347.568.229.319.8
217=University of Virginia40.537.238.542.461.48.114.3
220=Arizona State University40.443.457.633.411.167.546.3
230=Georgetown University39.333.525.847.763.215.147.2
230=University of Colorado at Boulder39.336.959.717.644.524.111
256=University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)37.244.732.829.340.410.321.1
258Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick3738.916.335.555.124.642.3
260=Tufts University36.720.245.37.875.732.836
270=University of Massachusetts, Amherst35.941.256.216.116.435.225.6
273=University of Arizona35.641.323.218.55224.615.6
291=UM34.624.246.326.253.1836.7
295=North Carolina State University34.531.557.520.218.564.624.9
320Indiana University Bloomington32.638.826.424.230.642.919.2
326=Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)31.929.336.631.527.256.925.2
333=University of Hawaii at Manoa31.716.645.211.454.956.417.7
333=University of Utah31.71740.18.568.53310.1
341Yeshiva University31.62.849.83.897010.6
346=University at Buffalo SUNY31.1207011.37.382.343.4
353=George Washington University30.827.233.626.231.636.644.1
362=Northeastern University3020.136.512.923.176.395.1
373=Stony Brook University29.220.935.98.633.248.772
380=Wake Forest University28.86.719.67.61008.216.3
383=The University of Kansas – KU28.715.91614.776.532.711.8
398=University of Colorado at Denver28.18.615.46.51004.310.9
411=Washington State University27.527.9381915.761.39.2
414=Tulane University27.410.716.55.786.614.720
416=University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)27.219.967.84.57.955.814.8
420=University of Iowa27.121.931.311.646.218.612
426=Illinois Institute of Technology26.816.251.46.115.52399.6
432=University of Tennessee26.411.574.430.516.25.53.5
443=Colorado State University25.918.321.316.854.324.86.8
446=Brandeis University25.811.630.36.247.516.880.5
449=University of California, Riverside (UCR)25.717.557.67.111.769.210.4
454=Boston College25.522.624.119.73722.719.5
456=Florida State University25.426.831.346.612.915.74.8
470=Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute25.19.660.37.624.914.752.4
477=Wayne State University24.810.220.45.373.516.29
483=University of Missouri, Columbia24.71722.514.54646.25.5
499=OSU23.917.8357.331.532.618.7
501-510The University of Georgia023.836.728.4000
501-510University of Connecticut00390041.729
531-540University of Texas Dallas0045.80017.949.2
541-550Iowa State University019.144.80000
541-550University of Delaware0057.30035.920.5
551-560Lehigh University0040.6037.1039.3
561-570New School University000049.1093.3
561-570University of Nebraska – Lincoln0033.20073.831.4
571-580University of South Carolina at Columbia017.135.519.2047.50
581-590Clark University0042.3033.4057.1
581-590University of South Florida0038.90037.829.3
601-650Drexel University0029.6034.1023.4
601-650Michigan Technological University0040.4027.4021.5
601-650Missouri University of Science and Technology0057.80062.617

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The presence of universities in the rankings of the best universities in the world speaks about the quality of their material base, high research activity and level of teaching done within their walls, scientific discoveries that changed the world, and unique opportunities for students to learn from the best in their field specialists and Nobel laureates, fields medals and other honorary awards, famous scientists and cultural figures. But despite the big names of the leaders of the world rankings, they will be the ideal choice, not for each student.

Several thousand universities and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate study in the United States. What is the difference between University and College, please click here. In addition, US universities offer a significant number of scholarship programs. On scholarships and grants for studying at USA read here.

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