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Best Universities in United States

Updated on June 29, 2015
California Institute of Technology. The University is not just the best university in the United States but as well the best in the world.
California Institute of Technology. The University is not just the best university in the United States but as well the best in the world. | Source

Introduction

Generally, United States of America is known for her good performance when it comes to educational studies. United states have best universities in the world which are known globally to be of good and sound standard.

Have you ever wondered why it happens that almost everybody in the world wants to identify with universities in the United States? Even if the universities are among the lowest in the judgment made by the responsible body, people want to attend since such universities are located in a place known as America. The truth is that those Universities which are ranked low by the body may be greater that the best in their continents, not to even talk of country.

In Africa for instance, people seriously search for universities that are located in United States because they known what being a student in any of the U.S universities can impart in their lives. Africa as a continent has very big issues with their education sector. Because of this, almost all universities undergraduates want to go to United States of America for study. There are many problems with the education sector of Africa. These problems have seriously imparted negatively on the African graduates. We hear of unemployment, poverty, graduates unemployment in Nigeria, and others, all these are product of weak education in Africa.

There are some universities that stand unique and exceptional according the university ranking by the responsible body. These universities are accessed based on their organizations, standard of materials used, achievements, academic performance and the level of their infrastructural development.

The Best Universities in the United States

The best universities located in the United States to be discussed are to be done based on the top ten. Hence, the best/top ten universities in the United States of America according to Times Higher Education in 2014-2015 are:

  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech);
  • Harvard University;
  • Stanford University;
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT);
  • Princeton University;
  • University of California, Berkeley;
  • Yale University;
  • University of Chicago;
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and
  • Columbia University.

The above listed universities stand out among other universities located in the United States of America. These universities are known for their good standard in imparting good into their students. The level of organization and learning that go on in the universities is what made Times Higher Education to single them out from others in the ranking of the top Universities in the United States in the year 2014.

1.0 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

California Institute of Technology is the best university in the United States of America. It is the number one before other universities. It is not only that California Institute of Technology is the best in United States but stands as the world best University. In the 2014-2015 ranking by the Times Higher Education, California Institute of Technology had the total score of 94.3%. That is an excellent and clean result and not all universities can make such grade.

The university is located in Pasadena, California. California Institute of Technology has its area of specialization when it comes to training of students. The institute specialized in training Engineering and Science students. It contains about 2,300 students and 300 faculties in total.

Harvard University. This is the university that almost all serious students in the world want to attend.
Harvard University. This is the university that almost all serious students in the world want to attend. | Source

2.0 Harvard University

Harvard University was once known as the world best university. Any who acquires degree certificate from Harvard University is marked as somebody who has seriously gone to a place where an ordinary human being cannot enter. It is so because the university is treated with high respect and it has all it takes to be regarded as such.

In the year 2014, the information released by Times Higher Education (THE) has it that Harvard University is the second best university in the United States of America. In the same year, the University stands as the world best second university on the planet earth.

Harvard University is known to be the oldest academic institute in the United States of America, yet still maintains good profile and standard. The University is specifically located in Cambridge. The university started as far back as in the year 1639. It has the global academy's largest financial endowment and boasts more than 40 Nobel laureates (Times Higher Education 2014). The name “Harvard” came after the first benefactor John Harvard

Stanford University in the United State. It is a center for academic excellence.
Stanford University in the United State. It is a center for academic excellence. | Source

3.0 Stanford University

Stanford University is another American University with a unique standard and operation. The university has been cherished by many people both living in United States and out of the country. Stanford university stood as the 3rd best university in the United States and 4th in the world. In the 2014 ranking, the university had a total score of 92.9%.

4.0 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was once the best university in the United States of America and likewise in the world in totality. It is located in Cambridge. As there is competition all over the world, the university has been overtaken by some other ones, though not a bad result at all.

The university is the 4th best university in the United States based on the ranking by Times Higher Education in 2014. That is the most current ranking on the list of the universities that perform well in the world. That of 2015 has not been published yet maybe it will do better. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) got a total score of 91.9%. It is important to know that the university is the 6th best university in the world.

The university has acquired a number of awards both nationally and internationally and it cuts across many academic faculties. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has produced more than 70 Nobel laureates in 150 years. The areas of study the institution covers includes architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts and social sciences; management; science; and health sciences and technology.

5.0 Princeton University

Princeton University ranks among the top ten universities in the United States of America. The performance of this university worth emulating by other universities that performed poorly. This is related to the universities that occupy the bottom position in the ranking.

In 2014, Princeton University ranked the 5th best in United States and 7th in the world. The percent score of the university in that year is 90.9. The university slightly scored lower than Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

6.0 University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley, made the top best universities in the United States ranking. The university rank the 6th best university in the country. In terms of percentage grading, University of California, Berkeley scored 89.5.

University of California was established on March 23, 1868. The establishment of the university has contributed much good to the development of many citizens and non-citizens of America. The university offer both undergraduate and post graduate studies. The number of undergraduates in the university is estimated at 25, 951 while that of post graduates estimated at 10,253 as of 2013.

7.0 Yale University

Yale University is another classical university located in United States. The former names answered by the university are collegiate school, and Yale College. The university was established in the year 1701.

Yale University is the 7thbest university in United States of America. The university has sound infrastructural development and good lecturers that impart positively to the students. It also ranked 87.5% in the overall grading sheet.

8.0 University of Chicago

University of Chicago is not left out in the ranking of the U.S best universities. The high ranking of the institution upgrades its profile. The university has its motto as “let knowledge grow more to more; and human life enriched”. It is because of the growth in knowledge and the human enrichment that made many prospective students desire to find themselves there. The establishment of the university came to be in the year 1890.

University of Chicago is ranked 8th best university in the United States and 11th in the world ranking. It comes after Yale University with overall percentage score of 87.1.

9.0 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

This is another top university in United States. Africans, Asians and people from other continents complain that studying in University of California, Los Angeles, is costly forgetting the fact that at times, quality is directly proportional to cost.

University of California, Los Angeles, is a public research university established in 1882/1919. The motto of the university is “let there be light”. It is one of the branches of University of California, standing out as the third.

In the year 2014-2015 rankings, University of California, Los Angeles, is positioned as the 9th best university in U.S and 12th best in the world. The University has overall percentage score of 85.5.

10.0 Columbia University

Columbia University is another U.S university with exceptional and outstanding characteristics. The university does not compromise at all when it comes to standard and the quality of education they offer to their students. It is a good place to be for students who want to acquire unique and excellent knowledge. The university was established in 1754. It has a motto of “In Thy light shall light”. It answered two former names namely: King’s College and Columbia College.

Columbia University currently ranks the 10th best university in America and 14th best in the world. It also has an excellent score of 84.4 in terms of percentages ranking.


Conclusion

It is true that United States of America has many universities but some are graded higher than others.The university is a place for higher learning for those who need to acquire higher knowledge for growth and development. It offers a lot of advantages. Discussed are the top ten universities in United States of America which are referred to the best among others.

References
•Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2014-2015, retrieved 20th January 2015
•Wikipedia, University of California, Berkeley, retrieved 20th January, 2015

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