The 10 best universities in the United States

According to the US News & World Report’s newest ranking, here are the top 10 universities in the United States.

  • No. 1 – Princeton University – Ranked number 1 is PU, a private institution, located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is a medium sized university, 4-year, co-ed college in a suburban setting. Currently offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Its tuition and fees are $43,450 for 2015-16 school year.
  • No. 2 – Harvard University – Most of you might be surprised seeing Harvard behind Princeton, however, the official rank by USNews puts Harvard as the second best university for this year. It is also a medium sized, and a private institution. Primarily a residential college, it is located in a urban setting, in a large city. Harvard also has the most amount of Nobel laureates by university affilation. The tuition and fees for Harvard are $45,278 for the year 2015-16.
  • No. 3 – Yale University – Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale was founded in 1701. It offer’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The tuition and fees for the year 2015-16 was $47,600.
  • No. 4 – Columbia University – Columbia is a a medium-sized, private university, located in a large city. Its tuition and fees for this year is $51,008.
  •  No. 4 (Tie) – Stanford University – Located in the Bay Area, Stanford is a medium-sized, 4-year, private university and liberal arts college.  There are many research and job opportunities available for students, as the campus location is surrounded by tech companies located in the bay area. The annual tuition and fees are $46,320.
  • No. 4 (Tie) – University of Chicago – Established in 1890, it is a private research university located in downtown Chicago, the U of C is situated in a very large urban setting. Chicago is well known for it’s professional schools, including the law school, Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Booth School of Business. It’s annual tuition is $50, 193.
  • No. 7 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Known for it’s advanced technological courses, MIT is a mid-sized, 4-year private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It is one of the most diverse institution in the United States. The annual tuition for MIT is $46, 704.
  • No. 8 – Duke University – Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private, medium-sized, 4-year institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. Its tuition and fees are $49, 241 for the year 2015-16.
  • No. 9 – University of Pennsylvania – Established in 1740, UPenn was founded by Benjamin Franklin. It is a medium-sized private, Ivy League, research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. UPenn tuition and fees are $49,536.
  • No. 10 – California Institute of Technology – Also known famously known as Caltech, It is a small, private, 4-year, research university located in Pasadena, California. It currently offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Its tuition and fees are $45,390 for the year 2015-16.