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Ranked: The top 100 universities in the USA

By Craig O

Updated August 7, 2022 Updated August 7, 2022
  • 202 US schools are featured in the recently released QS World University Rankings 2023
  • MIT tops the global rankings for an 11th consecutive year

The university or college you choose to go to can have a major impact on the rest of your life, so it's probably a good idea to do some research first. To help with the process, we've compiled a ranking of the best 100 US universities and colleges, according to the recently released QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings 2023:

Top 100 US Universities

Rank

University

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2

Stanford University

3

Harvard University

4

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

5

University of Chicago

6

University of Pennsylvania

7

Princeton University

8

Yale University

9

Cornell University

10

Columbia University

11

Johns Hopkins University

12

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

13

University of California Berkeley (UCB)

14

Northwestern University

15

New York University (NYU)

16

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

17

Duke University

18

Carnegie Mellon University

19

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

20

Brown University

21

University of Texas at Austin

22

University of Washington

23

University of Wisconsin-Madison

24

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

25

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

26

Pennsylvania State University

27

Rice University

=28

University of California, Davis (UCD)

=28

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

30

Boston University

31

Washington University in St. Louis

32

Purdue University

33

University of Southern California

34

Ohio State University

35

University of Rochester

36

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

37

Emory University

38

Michigan State University

=39

Texas A&M University

=39

University of Maryland, College Park

41

Case Western Reserve University

42

University of Pittsburgh

43

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

44

University of Florida

45

Vanderbilt University

46

Dartmouth College

47

Arizona State University

48

University of California, Irvine (UCI)

49

University of Notre Dame

50

Yeshiva University

=51

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

=51

University of Virginia

53

University of Arizona

54

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

55

Georgetown University

56

University of Miami

=57

North Carolina State University

=57

Tufts University

=59

University of Colorado at Boulder

=59

University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)

61

Indiana University Bloomington

62

University of Connecticut

63

George Washington University

64

Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)

65

University of Kansas

66

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

67

University of Hawai'i at Manoa

68

Northeastern University

69

University of Utah

70

Colorado State University

71

Stony Brook University

72

University at Buffalo SUNY

73

University of Colorado, Denver

74

Wake Forest University

=75

Illinois Institute of Technology

=75

Washington State University

University of New Mexico

77

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

78

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

=79

University of Alaska Fairbanks

=79

University of Iowa

81

Tulane University

82

Iowa State University

83

Brandeis University

=84

Colorado School of Mines

=84

Missouri University of Science and Technology

=84

Swarthmore College

=87

Florida State University

=87

University of Missouri, Columbia

=89

The New School

=89

University of Texas Dallas

91

Boston College

=92

University of Delaware

=92

University of Massachusetts, Boston

94

Lehigh University

=95

Oregon State University

=95

Saint Louis University

=95

University of Georgia

=95

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

=95

University of South Florida

=95

Wayne State University

=95

Wesleyan University

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This article was originally published in April 2017 . It was last updated in August 2022

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As Head of Content, Craig is responsible for all articles and guides published across TopUniversities and TopMBA. He has nearly 10 years of experience writing for a student audience and extensive knowledge of universities and study programs around the world.

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