Top Ten Best Colleges

The Top Ten
1 Harvard University Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1636, it is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Harvard is known for its rigorous academic programs, distinguished faculty, and notable alumni, including several... read more

It's an amazing school with far more opportunity for every student, and comes with a prestigious ranking that gets every students almost always a job with over 90,000 USD in income. It's sad that there's so many bright people, but they are left out due the fact that some things in high school didn't interest them so they didn't get the highest grades to get into a decent college that would at least land them in a job they would appreciate.

I may be in Special Ed, but one thing is certain: There's a HUGE gap between bright minds and people who are just in it for the grades sometimes. If you get people with bright minds but low grades, they may end up accepted into their least favorable colleges and end up doing terrible after going to them because they did not support their field fully, or companies looking to hire found that college least acceptable.

2 Yale University Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Established in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Yale is renowned for its law school, arts and humanities programs, and strong emphasis on research. The university has... read more

Okay, so Oxford is the best hand down.
But Oxford lacks a certain thing, this thing called 'amusement'.
My cousin attended Oxford and graduates this year, and I attend Yale.
I'm a proud Yalie :D
Even though New Haven isn't the best town ever, it's the perfect place for a college campus.
Yale's dorms are awesome. We literally have our own mini-apartments, along with common rooms.
The common rooms somehow remind me of Hogwarts
Anytime you step outside, even literally in the middle of the night, there's always someone sitting under a tree, playing thr flute, or strumming on their guitar while whistling a tune (most of the time that person is me :p). You just feel so relaxed.

3 Stanford University Stanford University is a private research university located in Stanford, California. Founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, the university is known for its strong programs in engineering, business, and the natural sciences. Its picturesque campus spans 8,180 acres and features a variety of architectural... read more

Stanford University is by far the best school in the United States. Academically, it is one of the best schools in the United States and arguably the best school outside of the Ivy Leagues. While having academic prestige, it is an athletic powerhouse that brings home national champions year in and year out.

Really good school and so pretty. You must be so skilled in so many activities to get into a University like Stanford. Almost all the sports teams are impossible to make and your grades must be 3.8 to 4.5

4 Princeton University Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746, it is one of the nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution. Princeton offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences... read more

Come on, people, Princeton is way better than Harvard! It provides a better campus, has a better graduation rate, and it is cheaper! I agree that Harvard is an amazing college, but I think Princeton is much better.

Seriously people! Princeton is number one on a government funded website, and Harvard is number two. Do you see the problem here?

Ok, no one look at this again. This is completely inaccurate. Princeton is the best college in the nation NOT HARVARD

5 University of Oxford The University of Oxford is a prestigious collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. Founded in the 12th century, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the world's leading academic institutions. Oxford is made up of 39 autonomous colleges that offer a wide... read more

Far harder to get into than Harvard because admission is actually based on merit (rather than how much your daddy donated...)

Oxford is an extremley hard college to get into my mom says its harder than Harvard University

You can get into Oxford 3 times before you get into Harvard once.

6 Northwestern University

How is this not higher?!?! It's one of the most well respected schools out there!

This is the place for success in the Midwest

7 Butler University
8 California Institute of Technology The California Institute of Technology, commonly known as Caltech, is a private research university in Pasadena, California. Established in 1891, Caltech is renowned for its science and engineering programs. The university maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio, providing a highly focused academic... read more

This is a collage I'm thinking of going to because I want to be a space engineer and anything technology related CIT is boss at. If only they had a better soccer team

Went to graduate school here. Great college. One of the best in the country.

9 University of Cambridge The University of Cambridge is a public research university in Cambridge, England. Established in 1209, it is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The institution consists of 31 autonomous colleges and offers a broad range of academic programs. Cambridge has an outstanding reputation... read more

This is actually weird please don't tell me I'm dumb but why university in this rank I just try to see the best college but they show me all the best university also when I search the world best university this ranking and the university ranking is totally different can someone explain me why? Anyway Cambridge deserve to be top 3 is clearly amazing university I don't know why it dropped down but I hope Cambridge being first again since its very perfect for everything.

I'm proud to be a student of Cambridge

10 Dartmouth College
The Contenders
11 MIT MIT, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1861, MIT is renowned for its programs in engineering, computer science, economics, and other scientific and technical fields. The institution is a leader in innovation and... read more

They have the best math and science programs overall, some tied with Harvard, some better than Harvard's. Except for biology which I believe goes to Princeton (but I'm not 100% sure).

"I might go there because I'm a smart math student, last year we had a math contest in my grade and I got 2nd place out of the whole grade P.S. I'm in a enrichment program"

MIT is better than CIT. Why is MIT lower than CIT? Just because it's a great "collage" for "space engineers" doesn't mean it's better than MIT. MIT is the number 1 school for technology and engineering.

12 University of California, Irvine
13 Columbia University Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754, it is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest in the United States. Columbia has a strong focus on the liberal arts and offers a wide array of academic programs... read more

Columbia University should be way higher on this list. It's in the same league as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Standford as far as I'm concerned. It has some of the best educational programs in the world!

14 Cal Poly Pomona
15 Brown University

This should be in the top ten it is one of the top colleges

16 UCLA
17 Michigan
18 Wisconsin
19 USC

My brother goes here and this college is the best

20 University of San Diego
21 University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, commonly known as UC Berkeley, is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, it is the flagship campus of the University of California system. UC Berkeley is known for its rigorous academic programs and has a strong emphasis... read more

Voted best public university in the world. 48 Academic Depts in the top 5 in the US - unmatched. 16 Academic Department ranked #1 in the US - unmatched. 72 Nobel Prize Winners. Top 5 in Academic Reputation by ARWU (China), THE (England), and the USNWR (US). 16 Chemical elements discovered. Third largest library system in North America. Universally regarded as the strongest PhD PowerHouse in the world. Alums include founders of Apple, eBay, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Bechtel Engineering, Rotten Tomatoes, The Gap, the creator of Dilbert, Rocky/Bullwinkle and numerous foreign Heads of State. UC "CAL" Berkeley is one mean giant in academia. Any academic ranking that does not include Berkeley in at least the top 5 is a complete joke.

22 University of Pennsylvania
23 University of California, Riverside
24 Rice University
25 Pennsylvania State University

Gets a bad rep, but is a great school

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