Top universities in the United States


World University Rank 2021 
US Rank 2021UniversityCityState
 2 1Stanford UniversityStanfordCalifornia
 3 2Harvard UniversityCambridgeMassachusetts
 4 3California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaCalifornia
 5 4Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeMassachusetts
 7 5University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyCalifornia
 8 6Yale UniversityNew HavenConnecticut
 9 7Princeton UniversityPrincetonNew Jersey
 10 8University of ChicagoChicagoIllinois
 12 9Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreMaryland
 13 10University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
 15 11University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesCalifornia
 17 12Columbia UniversityNew York CityNew York
 19 13Cornell UniversityIthacaNew York
 =20 14Duke UniversityDurhamNorth Carolina
 22 15University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn ArborMichigan
 24 16Northwestern UniversityEvanstonIllinois
 26 17New York UniversityNew York CityNew York
 28 18Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghPennsylvania
 29 19University of WashingtonSeattleWashington
 33 20University of California, San DiegoSan DiegoCalifornia
 38 21Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaGeorgia
 44 22University of Texas at AustinAustinTexas
 48 23University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignIllinois
 49 24University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonWisconsin
 50 25Washington University in St LouisSt. LouisMissouri
 53 26University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCalifornia
 =54 27Boston UniversityBostonMassachusetts
 =56 28University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillNorth Carolina
 61 29Brown UniversityProvidenceRhode Island
 =64 30University of California, DavisDavisCalifornia
 68 31University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraCalifornia
 =80 32Ohio State University (Main campus)ColumbusOhio
 =85 =33Emory UniversityAtlantaGeorgia
 =85 =33University of MinnesotaMinneapolisMinnesota
 90 35University of Maryland, College ParkCollege ParkMaryland
 =94 36Purdue University West LafayetteWest LafayetteIndiana
 =98 37University of California, IrvineIrvineCalifornia
 =101 38Dartmouth CollegeHanoverNew Hampshire
 105 39Michigan State UniversityEast LansingMichigan
 =111 40Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTennessee
 =114 41Penn State (Main campus)State CollegePennsylvania
 117 42University of Virginia (Main campus)CharlottesvilleVirginia
 120 43Georgetown University Washington D.C
 =121 44Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandOhio
 =124 45University of ArizonaTucsonArizona
 =124 =45Rice UniversityHoustonTexas
 =131 47University of Colorado BoulderBoulderColorado
 =133 48University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh campusPittsburghPennsylvania
 =140 49Indiana UniversityBloomingtonIndiana
 =147 50University of RochesterRochester (NY)New York
 =152 51University of FloridaGainesvilleFlorida
 =155 52Tufts UniversityMedfordMassachusetts
 166 53Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickNew Jersey
 169 54University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamAlabama
 =170 55University of Notre DameNotre DameIndiana
 =176 56Northeastern UniversityBostonMassachusetts
 =184 57Arizona State University (Tempe)TempeArizona
 =187 58George Washington University Washington D.C
 197 59Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationTexas
 201–250 =60Brandeis UniversityWalthamMassachusetts
 201–250 =60University of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzCalifornia
 201–250 =60University of Hawai’i at MānoaHonoluluHawai’i
 201–250 =60Howard University Washington D.C
 201–250 =60University of IowaIowa CityIowa
 201–250 =60University of MassachusettsAmherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, WorcesterMassachusetts
 201–250 =60University of MiamiCoral GablesFlorida
 201–250 =60University of South Florida (Tampa)TampaFlorida
 201–250 =60University of UtahSalt Lake CityUtah
 201–250 =60Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksbergVirginia
 251–300 =70University at BuffaloBuffaloNew York
 251–300 =70University of California, RiversideRiversideCalifornia
 251–300 =70University of CincinnatiCincinnatiOhio
 251–300 =70Florida State UniversityTallahasseeFlorida
 251–300 =70George Mason UniversityFairfaxVirginia
 251–300 =70University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoIllinois
 251–300 =70University of New Mexico (Main campus)AlbuquerqueNew Mexico
 251–300 =70Nova Southeastern UniversityDavieFlorida
 251–300 =70Oregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandOregon
 251–300 =70State University of New York AlbanyAlbanyNew York
 251–300 =70Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemNorth Carolina
 251–300 =70William & MaryWilliamsburgVirginia
 301–350 =82Boston CollegeBoston Massachusetts
 301–350 =82University of California, MercedMercedCalifornia
 301–350 =82University of Colorado DenverDenverColorado
 301–350 =82University of DelawareNewark (DE)Delaware
 301–350 =82Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoIllinois
 301–350 =82North Carolina State UniversityRaleighNorth Carolina
 301–350 =82University of OregonEugeneOregon
 301–350 =82Rush UniversityChicagoIllinois
 301–350 =82Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookNew York
 301–350 =82Syracuse UniversitySyracuseNew York
 301–350 =82Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
 301–350 =82The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTexas
 301–350 =82University of Texas at DallasRichardsonTexas
 301–350 =82Tulane UniversityNew OrleansLouisiana
 301–350 =82Washington State UniversityPullmanWashington
 351–400 =97Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
 351–400 =97University of KansasLawrenceKansas
 351–400 =97Wayne State UniversityDetroitMichigan
 401–500 =97University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksAlaska
 401–500 =97American University Washington D.C
 401–500 =97Clark UniversityWorcesterMassachusetts
 401–500 =97Colorado School of MinesGoldenColorado
 401–500 =97Colorado State University, Fort CollinsFort CollinsColorado
 401–500 =97University of ConnecticutMansfieldConnecticut
 401–500 =97University of DenverDenverColorado
 401–500 =97Florida International UniversityMiamiFlorida
 401–500 =97University of GeorgiaAthensGeorgia
 401–500 =97Georgia State UniversityAtlantaGeorgia
 401–500 =97Iowa State UniversityAmesIowa
 401–500 =97University of KentuckyLexingtonKentucky
 401–500 =97University of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaMissouri
 401–500 =97Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaMissouri
 401–500 =97University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnNebraska
 401–500 =97Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterOklahoma
 401–500 =97Oregon State UniversityCorvallisOregon
 401–500 =97University of South Carolina-ColumbiaColumbiaSouth Carolina
 401–500 =97University of TulsaTulsaOklahoma
 501–600 =119Binghamton University, State University of New YorkBinghamtonNew York
 501–600 =119Hofstra UniversityHempsteadNew York
 501–600 =119University of HoustonHoustonTexas
 501–600 =119Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeLouisiana
 501–600 =119University of MontanaMissoulaMontana
 501–600 =119University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaNebraska
 501–600 =119New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark (NJ)New Jersey
 501–600 =119Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffArizona
 501–600 =119Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyNew York
 501–600 =119Stevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenNew Jersey
 501–600 =119University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioTexas
 601–800 =130University of AlabamaTuscaloosaAlabama
 601–800 =130University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleAlabama
 601–800 =130University of ArkansasFayatevilleArkansas
 601–800 =130Auburn UniversityAuburnAlabama
 601–800 =130University of Central FloridaOrlandoFlorida
 601–800 =130Chapman UniversityOrangeCalifornia
 601–800 =130Clemson UniversityClemsonSouth Carolina
 601–800 =130Creighton UniversityOmahaNebraska
 601–800 =130University of IdahoMoscowIdaho
 601–800 =130Kansas State UniversityManhattanKansas
 601–800 =130Lehigh UniversityBethlehemPennsylvania
 601–800 =130University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyBaltimoreMaryland
 601–800 =130University of Missouri-St LouisSt. LouisMissouri
 601–800 =130Montana State UniversityBozemanMontana
 601–800 =130University of Nevada, Las VegasLas VegasNevada
 601–800 =130New Mexico State University (Main campus)Las CrucesNew Mexico
 601–800 =130University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroNorth Carolina
 601–800 =130Ohio University (Main campus)AthensOhio
 601–800 =130University of Rhode IslandSouth KingstownRhode Island
 601–800 =130San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoCalifornia
 601–800 =130University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonTexas
 601–800 =130Texas Tech UniversityLubbockTexas
 601–800 =130University of ToledoToledoOhio
 601–800 =130Western Washington UniversityBellinghamWashington
 601–800 =130University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeWisconsin
 601–800 =130Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterMassachusetts
 801–1000 =156Baylor UniversityWacoTexas
 801–1000 =156Bowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenOhio
 801–1000 =156Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityTallahasseeFlorida
 801–1000 =156Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonFlorida
 801–1000 =156Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneFlorida
 801–1000 =156Kent State UniversityKentOhio
 801–1000 =156Louisiana Tech UniversityRustonLouisiana
 801–1000 =156Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeWisconsin
 801–1000 =156University of MemphisMemphisTennessee
 801–1000 =156Miami UniversityOxfordOhio
 801–1000 =156Mississippi State UniversityStarkvilleMississippi
 801–1000 =156The New SchoolNew York CityNew York
 801–1000 =156Old Dominion UniversityNorfolkVirginia
 801–1000 =156Portland State UniversityPortlandOregon
 801–1000 =156Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester (NY)New York
 801–1000 =156University of South DakotaVermillionSouth Dakota
 801–1000 =156Southern Illinois University CarbondaleCarbondaleIllinois
 801–1000 =156University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoTexas
 1001+ =174California State University, Long BeachLong BeachCalifornia
 1001+ =174East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleNorth Carolina
 1001+ =174James Madison UniversityHarrisonburgVirginia
 1001+ =174Morgan State UniversityBaltimoreMaryland
 1001+ =174University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmingtonNorth Carolina
 1001+ =174Oakland UniversityRochester Michigan
 1001+ =174Texas State UniversitySan MarcosTexas
 1001+ =174Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooMichigan

Thinking about studying in the US can be overwhelming because there are so many options.
We thought you might like to know the top universities in the US based on the highly respected

Top 10 universities in the US (THE/WSJ US College Ranking 2021)

WSJ/THE US College Rank 2021UniversityCityState
1Harvard UniversityCambridgeMassachusetts
2Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeMassachusetts
3Yale UniversityNew HavenConnecticut
Stanford UniversityStanfordCalifornia
=5Brown UniversityProvidenceRhode Island
=5Duke UniversityDurham North Carolina
=7California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaCalifornia
=7Princeton UniversityPrincetonNew Jersey
9Cornell UniversityIthacaNew York
10Northwestern UniversityEvanston Illinois

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