US College Rankings

American universities and colleges fill many of the top spots in world university rankings for 2014.

  • The 20th best United States' university, New York University, is ranked 26 the in the world.
  • The USA has more than 50 universities in the global top 100.

World university rankings are based on prestige in academic circles and research output. The outstanding performance of US universities demonstrates the country produces many internationally recognised universities with large research budgets.

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Consensus World University Rankings for the United States

US rank University QS THE ARWU Web Rank
1 Harvard University 2 2 1 1 1
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 11 7 4 2 2
3 Stanford University 7 2 2 3 3
4 Princeton University 10 5 7 16 6
5 Columbia University 14 12 8 5 7
6 University of California Berkeley 25 10 3 6 8
7 Yale University 8 11 11 11 9
8 California Institute of Technology 10 1 6 27 10
9 Cornell University 15 20 13 4 11
10 University of Pennsylvania 13 16 15 7 12
11 Johns Hopkins University 16 14 17 14 13
12 University of California Los Angeles 40 13 12 8 14
13 University of Michigan 22 18 23 20 15
14 Duke University 23 22 31 25 17
15 University of Chicago 9 9 9 80 19
16 Northwestern University 29 26 30 42 22
17 University of Wisconsin Madison 37 27 19 43 23
18 University of Washington 59 25 16 35 24
19 University of California San Diego 63 33 14 22 25
20 New York University 44 44 27 32 26
21 University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 56 31 25 34 27
22 University of Texas Austin 71 29 36 13 28
23 Carnegie Mellon University 57 21 52 23 30
24 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 54 43 43 24 33
25 Washington University Saint Louis 86 41 32 41 35
26 University of Minnesota 102 42 29 31 37
27 Pennsylvania State University 107 51 54 21 39
28 Purdue University 99 98 57 19 42
29 University of California Santa Barbara 130 35 35 46 43
30 University of California Davis 85 38 47 59 44
31 Boston University 79 54 75 57 49
32 Brown University 47 49 67 103 50
33 University of Southern California 125 55 47 27 51
34 Ohio State University 113 57 65 38 52
35 University of California San Francisco 0 0 18 9 53
36 University of Pittsburgh 106 59 61 55 58
37 University of Colorado Boulder 160 77 33 45 59
38 University of California Irvine 149 86 45 53 65
39 Georgia Institute of Technology 99 24 125 73 67
40 Rutgers University 830 81 61 36 68
41 University of Maryland College Park 116 94 38 26 56
42 Vanderbilt University 181 70 49 71 73
43 University of Florida 179 125 71 18 75
44 University of Arizona 212 97 78 47 79
45 University of Utah 271 113 85 17 80
46 University of Rochester 151 81 90 48 81
47 Arizona State University 293 127 79 39 86
48 Indiana University 0 123 0 37 89
49 Rice University 136 72 92 102 92
50 Michigan State University 171 96 92 85 93
51 Texas A&M University 153 164 125 15 99
52 Emory University 141 75 125 97 110
53 University of Virginia 132 135 125 54 112
54 Tufts University 204 77 125 87 123
55 University of Massachusetts Amherst 261 64 125 91 135
56 Dartmouth College 119 90 175 178 141
57 University of Iowa 236 141 125 61 141
58 Case Western Reserve University 175 93 99 256 156
59 University of California Santa Cruz 307 110 125 87 157
60 University of California Riverside 268 143 125 95 158
61 University of Illinois Chicago 192 167 175 146 170
62 University of Miami 232 172 175 145 181
63 University of Notre Dame 224 89 250 177 185
64 Iowa State University 321 184 175 64 186
65 Georgetown University 189 138 350 140 204
66 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 316 263 175 78 208
67 University of Georgia 415 213 125 82 209
68 George Washington University 327 135 250 222 234
69 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 353 144 250 188 234
70 University of Delaware 455 180 175 127 234
71 Colorado State University 394 238 175 135 236
72 University of Missouri Columbia 425 238 250 63 244
73 Washington State University 366 325 250 116 264
74 University of Cincinnati 465 213 250 150 270
75 University of Kentucky 485 288 250 58 270
76 University of Kansas 376 288 250 185 275
77 Yeshiva University 269 154 250 441 279
78 Wake Forest University 329 162 350 314 289
79 Boston College 331 195 450 292 317
80 George Mason University 625 325 175 146 318
81 University of South Florida 525 325 250 176 319
82 University of South Carolina 575 213 350 144 321
83 University of Oklahoma 485 325 350 142 326
84 Tulane University 387 213 350 365 329
85 University of Houston 575 325 250 195 336
86 Brandeis University 324 150 250 632 339
87 University at Buffalo 302 213 0 74 347
88 Oregon State University 405 0 125 80 353
89 Drexel University 485 238 450 260 358
90 Florida State University 425 0 175 77 369
91 University of Tennessee Knoxville 390 0 175 133 375
92 University of Texas Dallas 366 263 350 523 376
93 Kansas State University 475 375 350 332 383
94 University of Hawaii at Manoa 327 263 175 0 391
95 University at Albany 625 238 350 372 396
96 Stony Brook University 338 114 0 357 402
97 University of Connecticut 380 0 250 187 404
98 Indiana University Bloomington 240 0 85 497 406
99 University of New Mexico 425 0 250 186 415
100 University of Oregon 575 0 250 78 426
101 University of Nebraska Lincoln 494 0 250 162 427
102 Wayne State University 0 263 350 293 427
103 Northeastern University 397 213 350 0 440
104 Louisiana State University 525 0 250 208 446
105 Lehigh University 575 325 450 471 455
106 Clemson University 0 375 350 328 463
107 Virginia Commonwealth University 575 0 175 315 466
108 University of Alabama 525 0 250 322 474
109 University of Vermont 525 0 350 236 478
110 University of Maryland Baltimore County 0 325 450 349 481
111 Auburn University 0 375 450 317 486
112 North Carolina State University 304 0 0 51 489
113 Syracuse University 625 0 350 224 500
114 Medical University of South Carolina 0 162 350 702 504
115 Kent State University 0 325 450 447 506
116 Temple University 575 0 350 303 507
117 University of Idaho 0 375 450 405 508
118 University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey 0 213 250 0 516
119 University of New Hampshire 575 0 450 259 521
120 City University of New York 525 0 350 418 523
121 University of Wyoming 0 375 450 469 524
122 Michigan Technological University 575 375 0 359 527
123 University of Central Florida 0 0 250 272 531
124 Brigham Young University 0 0 350 181 533
125 Utah State University 0 0 450 215 566
126 Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis 0 0 450 219 567
127 San Diego State University 0 0 350 322 568
128 Oregon Health and Science University 0 0 175 513 572
129 University of Maryland Baltimore 0 0 175 528 576
130 University of Colorado Denver 0 0 250 462 578
131 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 0 0 46 687 583
132 University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester 0 0 125 624 587
133 Georgia State University 0 375 0 376 588
134 New Jersey Institute of Technology 575 375 0 618 592
135 Texas Tech University 0 0 450 322 593
136 University of Rhode Island 0 0 350 437 597
137 University of Mississippi 317 0 0 506 606
138 Saint Louis University 0 0 350 474 606
139 Binghamton University 0 325 0 500 606
140 Rockefeller University 0 0 34 0 609
141 University of Arkansas Fayetteville 0 0 450 389 610
142 Medical College of Wisconsin 0 0 450 425 619
143 College of William & Mary 525 0 0 351 619
144 University of Texas San Antonio 0 288 0 595 621
145 Creighton University 0 238 0 646 621
146 Illinois Institute of Technology 445 0 0 453 625
147 Oklahoma State University 625 0 0 277 626
148 Southern Methodist University 675 0 450 582 627
149 University of Alaska Fairbanks 0 0 450 459 627
150 Baylor College of Medicine 0 0 125 0 631
151 Mayo Medical School 0 0 125 0 631
152 University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center 0 0 125 0 631
153 University of Montana Missoula 0 0 350 589 635
154 William & Mary 0 146 0 0 637
155 University of North Texas 0 0 0 164 641
156 Mount Sinai School of Medicine 0 0 175 0 644
157 North Carolina State University - Raleigh 0 0 175 0 644
158 State University of New York at Stony Brook 0 0 175 0 644
159 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 0 0 175 0 644
160 American University 475 0 0 513 647
161 Georgia Health Sciences University 0 197 0 0 649
162 Old Dominion University 0 375 0 622 649
163 University of Nevada las Vegas 0 0 0 200 650
164 Colorado School of Mines 0 213 0 0 653
165 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 0 0 350 674 656
166 Florida International University 0 0 0 227 657
167 Loyola University Chicago 625 0 0 402 657
168 West Virginia University 0 0 0 230 658
169 State University of New York at Buffalo 0 0 250 0 663
170 Thomas Jefferson University 0 0 250 0 663
171 Northern Illinois University 0 0 0 305 676
172 Portland State University 0 0 0 330 683
173 Rochester Institute of Technology 0 0 0 331 683
174 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 0 0 0 346 687
175 State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn 0 0 350 0 688
176 University of Alabama Birmingham 0 0 0 367 692
177 University of Texas El Paso 0 0 0 369 692
178 Montana State University 0 0 0 371 693
179 University of Louisville 0 0 0 376 694
180 New Mexico State University 0 0 0 383 696
181 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 0 0 0 391 698
182 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 625 0 0 573 700
183 University of Nevada Reno 0 0 0 417 704
184 Northern Arizona University 0 0 0 448 712
185 University of Nebraska Medical Center 0 0 450 0 713
186 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 0 0 450 0 713
187 Baylor University 0 0 0 457 714
188 Western Michigan University 0 0 0 466 717
189 Mississippi State University 0 0 0 481 720
190 San Francisco State University 0 0 0 491 723
191 University of Denver 675 0 0 654 732
192 University of Texas Arlington 0 0 0 532 733
193 Miami University of Ohio 0 0 0 534 734
194 San José State University 0 0 0 543 736
195 University of Minnesota Duluth 0 0 0 559 740
196 Appalachian State University 0 0 0 561 740
197 University of North Carolina Charlotte 0 0 0 564 741
198 Villanova University 0 0 0 567 742
199 East Carolina University 0 0 0 572 743
200 New School University 575 0 0 0 744
201 Ball State University 0 0 0 596 749
202 California State University Northridge 0 0 0 605 751
203 Southern Illinois University 0 0 0 607 752
204 University of Missouri Kansas City 0 0 0 608 752
205 University of Massachusetts Boston 0 0 0 612 753
206 Howard University 625 0 0 0 756
207 Missouri University of Science and Technology 625 0 0 0 756
208 Smith College 625 0 0 0 756
209 Bowling Green State University 0 0 0 626 757
210 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 0 0 0 626 757
211 Fordham University 0 0 0 629 757
212 M D Anderson Cancer Center University of Texas 0 0 0 630 758
213 Santa Clara University 0 0 0 634 759
214 North Dakota State University 0 0 0 641 760
215 University of Memphis (incl. Lambuth) 0 0 0 649 762
216 University of Kansas Medical Center 0 0 0 661 765
217 University of Akron 0 0 0 668 767
218 California State University Long Beach 0 0 0 671 768
219 Clark University 675 0 0 0 769
220 Clarkson University 675 0 0 0 769
221 University of North Carolina at Greensboro 0 0 0 675 769
222 James Madison University 0 0 0 680 770
223 California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly 0 0 0 704 776
224 Cleveland State University 0 0 0 708 777
225 Middle Tennessee State University 0 0 0 718 780
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