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QS Ranking of US universities

Check where your favourite American university ranks

When deciding which university to study at, it is crucial that you also look at the world university rankings. This helps you compare and understand where a university ranks and how does your desired institution fare on the global map. QS world university rankings are a good start for the same. 

The QS system ranks universities as per their global standing, and subject-wise (which includes 48 different subjects and five faculty areas) along with five regional tables. It considers the university’s reputation among other universities (40%), employers (10%), student-teacher ratio (20%), citations-academic staff ratio (20%) and international outlook including students and staff (10%) for its compilation of top universities in the world.

The next QS World University Ranking is expected to come out in June.

QS Ranking of American Universities

S.No.

Institution

QS Ranking 2021 (within the US)

QS Ranking
2021
(Globally)

QS Ranking
2020
(Globally)

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

1

1

1

2

Stanford University

2

2

2

3

Harvard University

3

3

3

4

California Institute of Technology (CalTech)

4

4

5

5

University of Chicago

5

9

10

6

Princeton University

6

12

13

7

University of Pennsylvania

7

16

15

8

Cornell University

8

18

14

9

Yale University

9

17

17

10

Columbia University

10

19

18

Source: www.topuniversities.com

Check where these American universities rank on the Times Higher Education charts.

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Updated on April 2, 2021

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