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My List of Top 20 America’s Schools

Of the hundred universities often called the “top” universities in the United States, some are public or state universities; the others are private. I created a list of 2019 top 20 national universities:

  1. Princeton University (NJ)
  2. Harvard University (MA)
  3. Yale University(CT)
  4. Stanford University(CA)
  5. University of Pennsylvania
  6. California Institute of Technology
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  8. Duke University(NC)
  9. Columbia University(NY)
  10. University of Chicago
  11. Dartmouth College(NH)
  12. Washington University in St. Louis
  13. Cornell University(NY)
  14. Northwestern University(IL)
  15. Johns Hopkins University(MD)
  16. Rice University(TX)
  17. Emory University(GA)
  18. Vanderbilt University(TN)
  19. University of Notre Dame(IN)
  20. University of California—Berkeley

Main criteria for compiling the list are the following:

  • quality of their academic offerings;
  • resources available (such as high-calibre laboratories and libraries);
  • the network of alumni and supporters associated with the schools;
  • range of undergraduate majors, as well as master and doctoral degrees;
  • emphasis on research.