Posted on: 2019-07-03
Thinking of studying in the USA whether you are from the USA or abroad, one is always spoilt for choices. There are more than 170 US universities and colleges among the world’s best. Wherever one wants to study in the US he is not very far away from a top university. Almost all states and approximately 130 cities are represented in the best US universities list.
The Council for Aid to Education publishes a list of the top universities in terms of annual fundraising. Fundraising ability reflects, among other things, alumni and outside donor's views of the quality of a university, as well as the ability of that university to expend funds on top faculty and facilities. Most recent 2017 rankings list the top 3 as Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell.
The Daily Beast's Guide to the Best Colleges
The Daily Beast's college rankings take into account nine factors, with academics, future earnings, and affordability weighted most heavily. The other criteria include graduation rates, diversity, athletics, nightlife, activities, and campus quality. Data comes from The National Center for Education Statistics, as well as private organizations like PayScale, for salary data, and Niche, for student opinions.
Given below is the Top-ranked university as per Daily Beast’s Guide.
Harvard University 1
Stanford University 2
Yale University 3
Columbia University 5
Princeton University 6
Cornell University 7
University of Pennsylvania 8