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Top National Universities at US News

Top National Universities at US News






National University Rankings





Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master's, and doctoral degrees. These colleges also are committed to producing ground breaking research.





Cambridge, MA

Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Mass., just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world.





Princeton, NJ

The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, N.J. Princeton was the first university to offer a “no loan” policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition.






New Haven, CT

Yale University, located in New Haven, Conn., offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning, and socializing.




New York, NY

Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.



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Pasadena, CA

The California Institute of Technology focuses on science and engineering education and has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 3:1. This private institution in Pasadena, Calif. is actively involved in research projects with grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.





Cambridge, MA

Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be best known for its math, science, and engineering education, this private research university also offers architecture, humanities, management, and social science programs. The school is located in Cambridge, Mass., just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.



Stanford, CA

The sunny campus of Stanford University is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. The private institution stresses a multidisciplinary combination of teaching, learning, and research, and students have many opportunities to get involved in research projects.





Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago, situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, offers a rich campus life in a big-city setting. Since 1987, the private institution has hosted the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, a four-day event that is regarded as the largest scavenger hunt in the world.





Philadelphia, PA

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa., near Drexel University. Undergraduates can study in four academic departments: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wharton.





Durham, NC

Located in Durham, N.C., Duke University is a private institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. The Duke Blue Devils sports teams have a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men's basketball program.







Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College, a private institution in Hanover, N.H., uses quarters, not semesters, to divide the school year. Among more than 300 student organizations at Dartmouth is the Outing Club, the nation’s oldest and largest collegiate club of its kind, which offers outdoor activities, expeditions, gear rentals, and courses.






Evanston, IL

Northwestern University is a private school in Evanston, Ill., about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. Undergraduate students have more than 70 options for majors or can design their own non-traditional degree program.





Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore, Md. that offers a wide array of academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering disciplines. The Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team is consistently dominant in the NCAA Division I; other sports teams at Hopkins compete at the Division III level.





St. Louis, MO

Students can study architecture, art, arts and sciences, business, and engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, a private research institution in Missouri. Outside of class, about a quarter of the student body is involved in Greek life.



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Providence, RI

At Brown University, undergraduate students are responsible for designing their own academic study with more than 70 concentration programs to choose from. Another unique offering at this private, Ivy League institution in Providence, R.I. is the Program in Liberal Medical Education, which grants both a bachelor’s degree and medical degree in eight years.




Ithaca, NY

Cornell University, a private school in Ithaca, N.Y., started the country’s first colleges for hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Cornell now offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs and runs interdisciplinary research centers for nanotechnology, supercomputing, and more.





Houston, TX

Rice University is located in the heart of the Museum District in Houston, TX. The private institution has a need-blind admissions policy and meets the full demonstrated need of any accepted student who requires help paying tuition.





Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,879, with a gender distribution of 48.9 percent male students and 51.1 percent female students. 85.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15.0 percent of students live off campus.





Notre Dame, IN

The University of Notre Dame is a private, independent, Catholic institution in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame’s athletic teams, known as the Fighting Irish, play in the NCAA Division I and are particularly competitive on the football field.





Atlanta, GA

Students can begin their education at the school's main location in a suburb of Atlanta, known as Emory College, or at Oxford College, a smaller campus about 40 miles away. This private institution offers about 70 majors in the arts and sciences, as well as degrees in business administration and nursing.







Berkeley, CA

The University of California—Berkeley overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, Calif. Students at this public school have more than 700 organizations to get involved in, including more than 55 fraternity and sorority chapters.





Washington, DC

Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic university in the country. The school's location in Washington, D.C. gives students many opportunities for internships throughout the nation's capital.





Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University, a private institution in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the country’s only school founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The school specializes in academic areas including engineering, business, computer science, and fine arts.





Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduates study in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California, a private school based in Los Angeles. The USC Trojans compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and are particularly competitive in football.



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Los Angeles, CA

The University of California—Los Angeles is just five miles away from the Pacific Ocean. The public institution offers more than more than 3,000 courses and more than 130 majors to undergraduate students.





Charlottesville, VA

A public institution, University of Virginia was founded in 1819. University of Virginia offers a Greek system, where 30.0 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 30.0 percent is involved in a fraternity.






Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,657, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students. 70.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30.0 percent of students live off campus.





Ann Arbor, MI

Founded in 1817, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is a public institution. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor follows a trimester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.





Medford, MA

Tufts University is a private institution that was founded in 1852. The school has 69.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Tufts University is 9:1.





Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill was established in 1789 as a public institution. University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.






Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,099, with a gender distribution of 48.2 percent male students and 51.8 percent female students. 83.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17.0 percent of students live off campus.





Waltham, MA

Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is a private institution. Brandeis University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.





Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary is a public institution that was founded in 1693. The school has 46.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at College of William and Mary is 12:1.





New York, NY
New York University was established in 1831 as a private institution. New York University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.



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Rochester, NY

A private institution, University of Rochester was founded in 1850. University of Rochester offers a Greek system, where 5.2 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5.0 percent is involved in a fraternity.






Atlanta, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,750, with a gender distribution of 68.9 percent male students and 31.1 percent female students. 59.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 41.0 percent of students live off campus.




La Jolla, CA

Founded in 1960, University of California--San Diego is a public institution. University of California--San Diego follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.




Cleveland, OH

Case Western Reserve University is a private institution that was founded in 1826. The school has 60.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Case Western Reserve University is 9:1.





Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University was established in 1865 as a private institution. Lehigh University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.





Davis, CA

A public institution, University of California--Davis was founded in 1905.






Coral Gables, FL

Founded in 1925, University of Miami is a private institution. University of Miami follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.





Santa Barbara, CA

University of California--Santa Barbara is a public institution that was founded in 1909. The school has 45.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of California--Santa Barbara is 17:1.





Seattle, WA

University of Washington was established in 1861 as a public institution. University of Washington follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.





Madison, WI

A public institution, University of Wisconsin--Madison was founded in 1848. University of Wisconsin--Madison offers a Greek system, where 8.0 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9.0 percent is involved in a fraternity.



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University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University--University Park has a total undergraduate enrollment of 38,594, with a gender distribution of 54.6 percent male students and 45.4 percent female students. 37.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63.0 percent of students live off campus.





Irvine, CA

Founded in 1965, University of California--Irvine is a public institution. University of California--Irvine follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.






Champaign, IL

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is a public institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 34.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is 16:1.





Austin, TX

University of Texas--Austin was established in 1883 as a public institution. University of Texas--Austin follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.





New York, NY

A private institution, Yeshiva University was founded in 1886.





Washington, DC

George Washington University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,358, with a gender distribution of 44.4 percent male students and 55.6 percent female students. 70.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30.0 percent of students live off campus.





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