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Top 10 Universities in USA

top 10 universities in USA

Universities or the colleges you choose play a major role in building your career even your personality. So why not do proper research before applying to a university. We have listed below the top 10 universities in USA for you – so that if you are willing to apply from anywhere in the world to the USA, you will keep in mind which university is best where you can apply for admission.

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Top 10 Universities in USA

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Harvard University

This university was established in 1636. It is located in Cambridge. considered as one of the oldest higher education institutes of the United States of America. It is known for its high terms of reputation, influence, academic reputation – it is one of the topmost leading universities not only in the USA but the whole world.

It has five museums and two theatres in it. And a largest academic library. If you are a talented individual you can get admission here.

Stanford University

Stanford University is located in the center of Northern California’s dynamic Silicon Valley.

It was established in 1855, covering around 8,180 acres. Many of the graduates from Stanford have developed and invested in the best tech-companies that it is said that if graduates of Stanford form a country, it may become of the world’s largest economies.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology was found around 1861, at that time it was a small setup but full of science lovers that wanted to bring their knowledge in front of the world but not it has become one of the topmost universities in the USA with more than 1,000 faculty members and thousands of students. It has become a private and an independent university over time.

The motto of the Massachusetts Institute is Mind and Hand – and its mission is to bring advancement in technology and science, and make the world a better place for human beings.

University of California, Berkeley

The University of California was established in 1868. It is one of the topmost public research universities. It is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities, and interestingly there are 99 Nobel laureates, 14 Pulitzer prize winners, and around 23 Turing award winners.

Although this university only started with almost 40 students but sooner the number grew and it got huge fame. This is one of the best ones in the list of top 10 universities in USA.

Columbia University

This university was established in 1754. It is a private research university that is situated in upper Manhattan, New York City. The first university was established as a King’s college by the royal charter of George 2. This university has 20 further schools that include Columbia Law School, School of General Studies, and the list goes on .. 

University Of California, Los Angeles

It was established in 1868. It is a great public research university in USA.

IT comes among the top ten universities in the whole world due to its different subject fields, including English literature and linguistic, Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology, Arts and Humanities, and the list goes on..

Yale University

Yale University was founded in 1701, which means it is one of the oldest universities of all time. It is a private research university. It is one of the members of the Ivy League. The central campus of Yale University is around 260 acres and interestingly it includes buildings from the mid-18th century. Imagine how fascinating it would be! 

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the topmost universities in the USA. It is a private university with more than 20,000 students altogether. It also provides scholarships.

This university was established in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin. It is an Ivy League research university.

The founder, Franklin had a concept of higher education. Its main focus was to give the knowledge of humanities and arts, as well as practical skills. His maxim was, ‘ Well done is better than well said.

Princeton University

Another oldest university of all times the USA. Princeton University was founded in 1746 and later it was moved to New Jersey in 1896. Princeton has some really amazing architecture with lush greenery on its campus. These landmark buildings were designed by Frank Gehry.

It is one of the prestigious research universities from where two US presidents were graduated, Woodrow Wilson and James Madison. Interestingly other famous personalities who graduated from Princeton include – Michelle Obama, Eric Schmidt – the Google chairman, actors David Duchovny and Jimmy Stewart and etc.

Cornell University

Cornell was founded in 1865. It is a non-sectarian and co-educational institute where anyone can take admission. Its motto is ‘I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study’ – the words said by Ezra Cornell, the co-founder of Cornell.

Its main campus is located on East Hill in Ithaca, New York. It has auditoriums, athletic facilities, museums, and great academic performance.


It is always necessary to do proper research before taking admission to a university. It doesn’t matter if you are living in the USA or any other part of the country but proper research always saves you from future problems. You can pick a university that fits the best in your field, whether it’s about research or science and technology.

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