USA is the world’s leading international study destination, consistently dominating the global rankings. Top US universities make for almost a third (32) of the top 100 positions in the ranking, with again 30 US universities in the top  global 300. Read on to focus this year’s top 10, plus how the other 144 top US universities highlighted in the ranking. Below are top 10 Universities in USA as per the QS Ranking table for Year 2017 – 18.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) tops  the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, standing 1st for the 5th  year running. Situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT is surely known for its physical sciences and engineering, but its also progressively well-respected for other subject fields in the social sciences, arts and humanities.

2. Stanford University

Stanford University

Rising  one place ahead this year to overtake Harvard, Stanford University ranks 2nd  in the world in the 2016-2017 tables. Situated  in the center of the famous Silicon Valley, Stanford University and is specially well-known for its business courses – with an alumni community full of outstanding entrepreneurs.

3. Harvard University

Harvard University

Harvard University halts the unceasing trio of US universities at the top of the QS World University Rankings this year. Harvard is the very earliest university in the US, registering back to 1636, and attained the top position for life sciences and medicine in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2015.

4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)


Retaining 5th  place in the overall world ranking this year is California Institute of Technology, commonly known as Caltech, situated in the city of Pasadena, California. The  smallest US university in the top 10, Caltech knocks above its weight – particularly in scientific and technical subjects.

5. University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Ranked 5th  in the US and 10th  in the world this year, the University of Chicago is related with 89 Nobel Prize winners, and its physics department is admitted for developing the world’s first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction.

6. Princeton University


Princeton University is  again retaining its position at 11th place this year. Its one  of the oldest US universities, it’s specifically known for academic excellence in the arts and humanities, achieving 7th  place for this in the faculty rankings.

7. Yale University

Yale University

Yale University is once again retaining its position at the 16th place this year. Its is also one  of the oldest US universities, it’s especially well-known for its  academic excellence in the translational medicine and research.

8. Cornell University

Cornell University

Situated Ithaca, New York, Cornell University ranks 16th in the world this year. Having awarded the nation’s first veterinary medicine degree, it currently ranks 2nd in the world for veterinary science in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

9. Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University was established in 1876, ranked 17th in the world, . Considered to be the 1st  research university in the US, it is particularly appreciated for research and teaching in the life sciences and medicine (achieving 5th  place for this in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty).

10. University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania, known as Penn, is ranked 18th in the world this year. Situated  in Philadelphia, it’s one of the other institution which is highly renowned for life sciences and medicine, ranking 1st  place in this year’s inaugural ranking of the world’s top nursing schools.

Here you can see the complete list of Universities with there ranking in United States.

The Above Ranking table Is updated by 2018. 

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