20 most prestigious universities in America, 2017: Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Princeton, and Yale

Harvard University

Harvard UNIVERSITY is America’s most prestigious university, according to the latest global study. The university placed number 1 on the Times Higher Education’s world reputation ranking. The 2nd and 3rd positions are held by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University. Harvard is regularly named among the world’s best universities.

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The United States dominated the study with almost half of the world’s top 100 most powerful university brands. Behind Stanford, UC Berkeley ranked 6th, Princeton ranked 7th, Yale ranked 8th, and UChicago ranked 9th in the world. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) also made it into the top ten.

The top 20 most prestigious universities in the United States, 2017

  1. Harvard University (Global rank: 1)
    Number of students: 19,890
    Number of international students: 25%
    Student to staff ratio: 8.8
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Global rank: 2)
    Number of students: 11,192
    Number of international students: 34%
    Student to staff ratio: 8.8
  3. Stanford University (Global rank: 3)
    Number of students: 15,658
    Number of international students: 22%
    Student to staff ratio: 7.7
  4. University of California, Berkeley – UC Berkeley (Global rank: 6)
    Number of students: 34,834
    Number of international students: 16%
    Student to staff ratio: 12
  5. Princeton University (Global rank: 7)
    Number of students: 7,925
    Number of international students: 23%
    Student to staff ratio: 8.4
  6. Yale University (Global rank: 8)
    Number of students: 11,946
    Number of international students: 21%
    Student to staff ratio: 4.4
  7. University of Chicago – UChicago (Global rank: 9)
    Number of students: 13,486
    Number of international students: 24%
    Student to staff ratio: 6.2
  8. California Institute of Technology – Caltech (Global rank: 10)
    Number of students: 2,181
    Number of international students: 27%
    Student to staff ratio: 6.7
  9. Columbia University (Global rank: 12)
    Number of students: 25,659
    Number of international students: 30%
    Student to staff ratio: 6.0
  10. University of California, Los Angeles – UCLA (Global rank: 13)
    Number of students: 38,392
    Number of international students: 16%
    Student to staff ratio: 9.9
  11. University of Michigan – UMich (Global rank: 15)
    Number of students: 41,912
    Number of international students: 16%
    Student to staff ratio: 8.8
  12. University of Pennsylvania – UPenn (Global rank: 19)
    Number of students: 20,367
    Number of international students: 20%
    Student to staff ratio: 6.5
  13. Johns Hopkins University (Global rank: 21)
    Number of students: 15,303
    Number of international students: 24%
    Student to staff ratio: 3.5
  14. Cornell University (Global rank: 23)
    Number of students: 21,593
    Number of international students: 20%
    Student to staff ratio: 9.9
  15. New York University – NYU (Global rank: 25)
    Number of students: 43,021
    Number of international students:25%
    Student to staff ratio: 6.6
  16. Duke University (Global rank: 28)
    Number of students: 15,204
    Number of international students: 17%
    Student to staff ratio: 4.8
  17. University of California, San Diego – UC San Diego (Global rank: 29)
    Number of students: 28,416
    Number of international students: 14%
    Student to staff ratio: 6.6
  18. Northwestern University – NU (Global rank: 31)
    Number of students: 18,570
    Number of international students: 16%
    Student to staff ratio: 14.0
  19. University of Texas at Austin – UT Austin (Global rank: 32 tie)
    Number of students: 48,689
    Number of international students: 10%
    Student to staff ratio: 17.2
  20. University of Wisconsin-Madison – UW–Madison (Global rank: 32 tie)
    Number of students: 40,048
    Number of international students: 12
    Student to staff ratio: 11.0
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