Top Colleges In The World
Are you looking for the best quality education? If you are, you should check out our list of top colleges in the world. The list of top 10 colleges is made on the basis of the following values: reputation, competitiveness, admission criteria, etc. Although Oxford and Cambridge are the oldest and the most recognized two universities in Great Britain, they have not been placed on our list. All of the colleges we have listed are situated in the USA.
The oldest higher learning institution in the USA, formed in 1636, is a private university- Harvard, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a school with the largest endowment in the world ($32 billion in September 2011). It teaches approximately 6700 undergraduates, while the number of graduate and professional students is about 14500. Eleven principal academic units constitute this prestigious institution : ten faculties and Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study. An average annual price of education for students on scholarship is $11500, while it is about $40 000 for those 60% of students who receive scholarship aid.
Yale university, famous for its high-quality drama and music programs also belongs to the Ivy League. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale, and they are assigned to live in 12 residential colleges where they live, eat, socialize and learn. Traditionally, Yale and Harvard are strong rivals (similar to Oxford and Cambridge in the UK). "The Game" and "Harvard - Yale Regatta" offer them the opportunity to demonstrate their superiority over one another. Yale consists of the College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and 13 professional schools, some of witch are highly ranked Law School, School of Management, School of Medicine, School of Art, School of Nursing.
This university belongs to so-called Ivy League, an athletic conference which consists of eight higher education institutions, and which symbolizes academic excellence and social elitism. It is a : “vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations”, which is Princeton’s unofficial motto. Princeton includes undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. About 1100 faculty members teach 5000 undergraduate and 2500 graduate students. Thanks to its supportive financial aid program talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford education at this institution.
California Institute of Technology
The main motif of this institution is to expand human knowledge, especially in the fields of science and engineering. A low student-to-faculty ratio 3:1 provides high quality education. It participates in the research projects with grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This independent, private university, the oldest of its kind in the state of New York is also a member of the Ivy League. Every year Columbia organizes the Pulitzer Prize, and it is connected with more Nobel Prize recipients than any other academic institution in the world. Columbia, which is famous for its researches, discoveries and inventions, has always been recognized as an institution that offers high-quality education to undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields.
This private institution consists of ten 10 schools and colleges. Most of them serve undergraduates, as well as graduates. It is most famous for its exceptional men’s basketball program. The Duke Blue Devils sports team are fierce rivals with the University of North Carolina’s - Chapel Hill. Duke University education is a mixture of academic achievement, social engagement, and sporting realization. It's medical, law, public affairs, nursing, and business graduate programs are among the best in the United States.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This contemporary, private, world-class educational institution which is well-known for its math, science and engineering education, also offers architecture, humanities, management and social science programs. MIT’s goals are to teach and research in order to facilitate every day life, and to contribute to the prosperity in an environment, science and technology.
University of Chicago
This high ranked university, placed in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side, provides a rich campus life in a big-city setting, as well as a world-class education for its students. This institution is an equivalent for ethnical diversity, rich culture, tolerance and humanity.
University of Pennsylvania
Being a member of the Ivy League makes this institution one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Penn offers variety of departments, the most successful of which are medical departments - medical school, dental school, nursing school ,and its biomedical teaching and research programes, which present Penn Medicine’s dedication to high quality patient care and service and the advancement of medical science through educating and research.
Recognized as one of the leading education institutions, placed in the heart of Silicon Valley, between San Francisco and San Jose, Stanford University offers a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities to its future students.