Top Universities in USA

Top Universities in USA

Top universities in USA

Approximately 269,383 foreign students enrolled in US universities in 2018–19. The US is the most popular choice amongst international students due to its excellence in education, flexible education system, ethnic diversity, and active campus life.

Being home to over 5,300 universities, USA offers a wide range of programs in all the fields. This opens the vast gateways of opportunities for international students. US degree is highly valued across the globe.


Top 10 Universities in USA


Out of the 12 ivy league colleges in the world 8 are in the USA. Indian students are often thriving to get admitted into the ivy league institutions. Almost all the  institutions are known to have high academic standards, follow rigorous curriculum and provide a practical education. Some of the best institutions to study in USA are:


Name of University City QS World University 

Ranking 2023

Annual Fee in USD
Massachusetts Institute

 of Technology

Cambridge #1 72,462
Stanford University Stanford #3 78,218
Harvard University Cambridge #5 75,891
California Institute 

of Technology

Pasadena #6 77,718
The University of Chicago Chicago #10 81,531
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia #13 53,166
Princeton University Princeton #16 48,502
Yale University New Haven #18 59,950
Cornell University Ithaca #20 78,992
Columbia University New York City #22 65,524
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore #24 67,667


Top Courses to Study in USA


  • Engineering

Recent research found that 62% of graduates from other countries are enrolled in engineering schools. A list of universities in the US includes highly specialized divisions that guarantee students job possibilities in their fields of interest.


  • Computer Science

200000 new employment will be produced in the US IT sector, according to a report. The standout aspect of US courses is that they strongly encourage the development of practical skills by requiring students to work on projects that allow them to absorb knowledge from business titans.


  • Business Analytics and Data Science

According to statistics, in the USA, they are short of 140,000 to 190,000 skilled professionals in business analytics, and it shows they are searching for more people with deep analytical skills.


  • Business(MBA)

The American corporate sector is service-oriented, placing a high value on both people and technology. Education and practical knowledge are given equal weight in the career-driven programs. The excellent teaching and engagement that enables students to forge business ties is a significant contributing factor to the outstanding programs provided by institutions around the US.


Top Universities in USA for MBA


According to the US Department of Education- with more than 1,25,000 students pursuing their MBA annually, the USA is the largest MBA market in the world. Among the 131 ranked full-time MBA programs that reported salary data to U.S. News in an annual survey, the overall average base salary plus bonus paid to 2021 graduates was USD 105,684. Universities in the USA give direct focus to placements which make your tuition fee a meager investment for a bright career. Some top schools offering MBA programs in USA are as follows:


Institution Acceptance rate Placement rate
Harvard Business School 11.5% 96%
Stanford Graduate School of Business 6.9% 82%
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 23.1% 93.5%
MIT Sloan School of Management 14.6% 95.9%
Kellog School of Management, Northwestern University 27% 83.5%



Top Universities in USA for Master of Science


In 2019, there were 408,228 master’s students in science, engineering, and health (SEH) fields at U.S. academics. There are approximately 500+ institutions offering Masters of Science in The USA, some of the top rated among them are: 


Institution Acceptance Rate
Department of Computer Science at Princeton University 51%
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 7%
The Data Science Institute of Columbia University 20%
MIT School of Science 7.3%
Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 12%


Requirements to study in USA


The next crucial step a student must take after being accepted into his or her preferred university is to apply for a student visa in order to make the goal of studying abroad a reality. Students are often confused as to what all they need to study and be part of their dream institution. Some basic requirements for a study visa in USA are:


      General Exams:


  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • LSAT
  • SAT              
      Language Exams:


      Application Requirements:


  •   Letter of recommendation 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Resume/CV            
      Cut-off for Exams


  • GMAT, GRE, SAT Cut-offs



Post completion of all these requirements and a visa interview, depending on the type of visa you are looking for, the processing period for a US visa varies. The processing of a US visa application can take 3 to 5 weeks. The applicant receives approval for their application following processing, and the consulate will deliver the paperwork. A further two working days may pass before the visa is delivered.

Additionally, the processing wait time does not include the time needed to send the applicant’s passport back by local mail or courier services.


Cost of Staying in USA


For US students, studying abroad can be an expensive endeavor.  When estimating the cost of attending school in the US, be sure to take into account costs like housing, food, health insurance, and travel.


Type of Expense Cost in USD per year
Books and study material 1240-1460
Travel costs within the US 1060-1840
Accommodation 9330-13620
Meals  810-2449
Shopping for clothes  500
Personal and variable expenses  1810-2400


As a student, your living expenses in the USA depend on a lot of factors; your general lifestyle choices, place of location, social commitments, eating and shopping habits, and overall expertise in budget planning. The right way to go about these expenses is proper research and planning. 

USA overall as a country is moderately selective, candidates must evaluate all the possible career opportunities and budgets before choosing their university.


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