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QS Ranking of American universities

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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.

This comparative table shows where universities from the US rank on the world map:

QS Ranking of American universities

S.No.

Institution

QS Ranking 2020 (within the US)

QS Ranking 2020 (Globally)

QS Ranking 2019 (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

5

4

5

University of Chicago

5

10

9

6

Princeton University

6

13

13

7

Cornell University

7

14

14

8

University of Pennsylvania

8

15

19

9

Yale University

9

17

15

10

Columbia University

10

18

16

Source: *https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/world-university-rankings/top-universities-us-2020
*https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2019 

Do you want to know where these American universities rank on the Times Higher Education charts? Check here.

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Updated on March 5, 2020

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