Top Universities


The Best Universities in the World

The United States is home to the Top Universities in the world.  From the Ivy League to California’s elite Institutions, America has consistently been rated as the soil where college students are served the best.  On this page, you’ll find many lists and references for what ranks as the top universities and colleges after secondary school.

For a guide on the Top 10 Universities in the World, check this post out.

Top collegiate education provides higher chances for success in life

There are many published articles that like to poke fun at the fact some of the most successful entrepreneurs dropped out of college.  However, they are a rarity.  And even if they may have dropped out, they will still send their children to the top schools and they will still support those institutions.

A few alumni of what many reports would say is the #1 University, Harvard are: legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer, 47 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state, 48 Pulitzer Prize winners and the list is too long to place here.
Many are listed here that are more well known out of the 323,000 Harvard alumni today.  The university also publishes other interesting facts about the school here.

Yale, another famous Ivy League “has graduated many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 13 living billionaires, and many foreign heads of state. In addition, Yale has graduated thousands of members of Congress and many high-level U.S. diplomats, including former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current Secretary of State John Kerry. Fifty-two Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the University as students, faculty, or staff, and 230 Rhodes Scholars (the second most in the world) graduated from the University.”

In 1999, Asia’s second richest man (as of Nov 2014), Lui Che Woo provided funds for the Stanford University Medical Centre to set up Lui Che Woo Research Laboratory.  After Bill Gates knew he would never have to worry about money again, he set up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support Education and Medicine. We can see that even the most successful know that education is #1.

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Times Higher Education – World University Reputation Rankings (2014)

  1. Harvard University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  3. Stanford University
  4. University of Cambridge
  5. University of Oxford
  6. University of California, Berkeley
  7. Princeton University
  8. Yale University
  9. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  10. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

12. Columbia University, 14. University of Chicago, 15. University of Michigan, 17. Cornell University, 18. Johns Hopkins University, 22. University of Pennsylvania, 23. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 27. New York University, 28. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 29. Carnegie Mellon University, 30. Duke University, 31. University of Washington, 32. University of California, San Francisco, 33. University of Texas at Austin, 37. Northwestern University, 38. Georgia Institute of Technology, 39. Pennsylvania State University, 40. University of San Diego, 48. Purdue University

Times Higher Education – Top Universities Producing Billionaires (2014)

  1. University of Pennsylvania
  2. Harvard University
  3. Yale University
  4. University of Southern California
  5. Princeton University
  6. Cornell University
  7. Stanford University
  8. University of California, Berkeley

12. University of Texas, 13. Dartmouth College, 14. University of Michigan, 15. New York University, 16. Duke University, 17. Columbia University, 18. Brown University, 19. MIT

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