Top 100 Universities in the USA

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Here’s a list of the top 100 universities in the USA. But if you look at the list of universities more closely, you will not find some of the best colleges and universities.

So now you will wonder what criteria was used to rank the top 100 universities in America.

Top 100 Universities in USA

You will have to scroll all the way to end of the article to see the ranking criteria used for this top universities in the USA.

  1. Harvard University
  2. University of Virginia
  3. University of Michigan
  4. Cornell University
  5. University of Washington
  6. Stanford University
  7. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  8. University of Florida
  9. Yale University
  10. Duke University
  11. The University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona
  12. Columbia University – New York
  13. The University of Utah
  14. Princeton University
  15. University of Southern California
  16. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  17. New York University
  18. Boston University
  19. The University of Texas at Austin
  20. Purdue University
  21. Northwestern University
  22. University of Pennsylvania
  23. University of Colorado at Boulder
  24. The University of Chicago
  25. Arizona State University
  26. University of Miami
  27. The Ohio State University
  28. The University of Iowa
  29. The University of Maine
  30. Utah State University
  31. University of South Florida
  32. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  33. University of California, Berkeley
  34. Clemson University
  35. Northeastern University
  36. University of California, Davis
  37. The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  38. The Pennsylvania State University
  39. North Carolina State University
  40. University of Minnesota
  41. The Johns Hopkins University
  42. University of Massachusetts Amherst
  43. The University of Maryland
  44. Florida State University
  45. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  46. The University of Akron
  47. The University of New Mexico
  48. University of Kentucky
  49. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  50. Oakland University
  51. University of Houston
  52. The University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  53. Louisiana State University
  54. Carnegie Mellon University
  55. University of California, Los Angeles
  56. Baylor University
  57. Ohio University
  58. Brandeis University
  59. Michigan State University
  60. Lamar University
  61. University of Pittsburgh
  62. University of California, Irvine
  63. Florida Atlantic University
  64. Fordham University
  65. Humboldt State University
  66. University of South Carolina
  67. Oregon State University
  68. George Mason University
  69. The George Washington University
  70. University of Rochester
  71. Creighton University
  72. Kansas State University
  73. Binghamton University
  74. UC San Diego: Home
  75. University of Connecticut
  76. Virginia Tech | Invent the Future
  77. New Mexico State University
  78. The University of Kansas
  79. University of Nevada, Reno
  80. University of Wyoming
  81. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  82. Kennesaw State University
  83. Brown University
  84. University of Phoenix
  85. University of Missouri
  86. University of Delaware
  87. Mississippi State University
  88. Thomas Jefferson University
  89. Montana State University
  90. University of Denver
  91. University at Albany – SUNY
  92. Georgia Southern University
  93. Portland State University
  94. Rice University
  95. University of Louisville
  96. University of Idaho
  97. University of Arkansas
  98. Andrews University
  99. Wake Forest University
  100. Suffolk University

Top 100 Universities in the USA – Ranking

If you search in Google for the keyword, "university", you will find the top 100 universities that I listed above. Google used its search algorithm to arrive at this ranking of the best universities in America.

There were a few other universities (like 5) which I have not included in the above list. Don’t you think it’s interesting not to see MIT in this list? Think about it.

Part 2 of this article, Top 100 Universities in USA, talks about the various factors used by US News to rank U.S. universities and why that might not help you in selecting universities.

But for now, you have seen the best universities in the USA.

Next – Do College and University Rankings really Matter?

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