Top Ten Best Colleges

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The Top Ten

1 Harvard University

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. - 4Noobs

There's no way I can go here I'm way too stupid for it.

The stupid people: I'm going to go there

I want to study here but I can't afford to go USA

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2 Yale University

Best school in the universe!

Yale > Harvard

Best school in world

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

Honestly, Stanford is better than All the Ivy Leagues combined. Not only is the education top notch and provides top notch connections, but the weather is WAY better than on the East Coast.

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

El-Oh-El I'm not even in high school and I wanna go here

Oh man I wish! You have to have a near impossible gpa, and be the best at sports in the nation! My dream is to get a scholarship for soccer here, but the chances of that are... Well basically I have no chance.

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4 Princeton University

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. - yuki-blue

I could have sworn Princeton was number one not seven that's MIT Harvard is number two I've looked up practically a million times its number one people why harvard

Seriously people! Princeton is number one on a government funded website, and Harvard is number two. Do you see the problem here? - eosgood13

PRINCETON... this is definitely a TOP TEN contender... come on! Wha is everyone thinking? PLEASE top 10

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5 University of Oxford

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

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

It should be in number 1

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

6 MIT

MIT is the real elite. Harvard is NOT that elite.

This University gives skills that will be found ideal for any aspiring engineering.

I'm from boston and I love mit I'm gonna go there (hopefully)

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).

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7 California Institute of Technology

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

8 Michigan

great

GO BLUE

Best in the world

How is this still at #11?

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9 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

10 University of Cambridge

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.

Stephen Hawking went to Cambridge

I'm proud to be a student of Cambridge

Yay! I wanna go to Cambridge! - thedoctor

The Contenders

11 Notre Dame

Notre Dame does not just have many greats sports programs but is also one of the best schools in the country and the best in the midwest. It has a beautiful campus and is a friendly, inviting place to be.

Notre dame was great everyones nice and have fun at a football game!

12 Butler University
13 Columbia University

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!

Ivy league education in the middle of NY, it can't be beaten

14 Ohio State

Ohio state is one of the best schools really smart kids and great teachers not to leave out their amazing sports teams - WR10

I don't like ohio state but they have a great program and sports team. - tak

15 Dartmouth College
16 University of California, Irvine
17 Cal Poly Pomona
18 University of Pennsylvania
19 Duke

Duke is such an amazing school you have to be super skilled to get there! IT HAS TO BE A TOP TEN! - 12345678901234567890

If you want to have a good life you need to go to duke

How Duke not on here. Duke could easily be better than penn state

20 UCLA
21 Brown University

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

22 University of California, Berkeley

Could be a good school, but far too liberal. Also, most of their students support isis after trump won, even though the school made and anti terror group.

Stellar alum, an important role in the social revolution of the 60's, and a cute mascot. What else could you ask for in a university?

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.

23 Wisconsin

Well I mean Madison is great I go there the dorms aren't the best but our education is like the teachers top priority I don't know why this isn't in the top 10

24 Pennsylvania State University

Gets a bad rep, but is a great school

Penn State sucks. Hail to Pitt.

They allows rape to happen. Not only with football coache but with all these fraternities. All it is is a party school

25 USC

My brother goes here and this college is the best

26 Alabama

Alabama is the best!

27 University of San Diego
28 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Like yale pella

Best in the world
Should be in top ten

One of the toughest exams in the world by any standard. In Top 5 toughest exams in world by many of reputed international magazines and studies.

IIT Mumbai is the best college in Asia!

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29 Kent State Ashtabula
30 University of Arkansas
31 University of California, Riverside
32 Rice University
33 Texas

Your next 2020 national champions

Last I checked the state of Texas is not a school - JustAnAccount

UT is the best school in Texas for most fields. For mine (finance/accounting), it's considered by many to be the best in the world.

All I can say is hook 'em

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34 New York University

Ranked #27 globally in both US News & World Report Best Global Universities Ranking and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

35 Imperial College London
36 University of the Visayas - Philippines University of the Visayas - Philippines The University of the Visayas is an educational institution located at Cebu City, Philippines. It is billed as the first school in the entire province of Cebu who gained a university status.

One of the best Colleges in the Philippines - nes

37 Brigham Young University

Probably the best college in the nation with great sport programs (Let's not speak of the 2017 football season)

Yay BYU. I mean I'm super surprised BYU is #12. The school is great and the sport teams are too. Kinda.

BYU is an amazing place to learn! Enter to learn, go forth to serve!

38 Cornell University

This is among the most prestigious colleges in the country, it should have a place in the Top Ten.

How is this number 78? Ivy league schools should at least be top 20.

It is a Ivy League school.

I went to Cornell...
Ever heard of it?
-Andrew Bernard (Nard-Dog) - guitarwiz1964

39 University of Helsinki
40 Oklahoma State University
41 University of Kansas
42 University of North Carolina

They have a stuiped foot as a mastscut

43 Catholic University of Milan

The Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Milan is the biggest private university in Europe and the biggest and one of the most famous Catholic universities in the world.

44 University of Florida

Best football team and academics

This is a great school - DoroExploro13

45 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, commonly known as BUET, is a public university in Bangladesh, which focuses on the study of engineering and architecture.
46 Birla Institute of Technology and Science
47 University of Maryland - College Park

MD is a great school! Go Terps

48 Michigan State University

Best college campus in America! Very friendly people. Should be higher than Michigan.

Great campus, great people great sport, and great school.

Should be around michgan rankking - AlmigtyTiger18

49 Baylor University

Baylor is the best people! Get the facts straight.

50 Texas Tech University

Underrated and Overlooked. Everyone who has attended here knows.

In my opinion the most underrated University in the country. Sure, you can claim Ivy league has great academics, but what Tech has that they don't, is the ability to have a great education with a fair enough budget. If you reach the academic threshold, you could have over half your expenses paid by scholarships right off the bat. Not to mention Texas and Lubbock have a low cost of living.

The name says it all, it's a tech school in Texas, need I say more?

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