The United States has long been a popular tourists, education and business destination. Students from all over the world vie for admission among the best educational institutions in America. So much so that in 2017, there was a 3% increase in the number of international students in US universities, as compared to the previous year, according to the 2017 Open Doors Report on the International Educational Exchange data, released by IIE and the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The report further showed that the number of Indian students in the US rose for the fourth year in a row, to reach a whopping 186,000 in 2017.
If you too aspire for the best education that America has to offer, here is my pick of the top five universities to choose from.
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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard University was established in 1636. It is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the US. Harvard boasts a 209-acre campus, which houses 10 degrees granting schools. It is a leading name, not just in the US, but globally. The library here is the largest in the world. Here you’ll find, 180,000 serial titles, 18 million volumes, around 400 million manuscript items and 10 million photographs.
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Location: Rolla, Missouri
Missouri University of Science and Technology is a popular choice among students aspiring for a degree in engineering, business, science and mathematics. The college offers 18 undergraduate degree programs and 19 Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Missouri University of Science and Technology is driven by the motto, Salus Populi, which means the welfare of the people. In August 2017, an article on Forbes ranked this university as the #15 public college with the highest earning graduates.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
How do you like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s thought-provoking motto, Mind and Hand? The motto clearly defines this university’s mission to advance knowledge in science and technology. With its offerings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology want to contribute to make the world a better place to live in. MIT is a private research university, founded in 1861, in response to the increasing industrialization in the US.
Location: Stanford, California
One of the world’s leading teaching and research institutions, Stanford University is known for its academic strengths and wealth. Stanford University was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, in the memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr, who died of typhoid. Today, Stanford University is ranked as one of the top universities in the world. This university is located in close proximity to Silicon Valley and offers world class facilities. Students often try to enrol in Stanford’s four-year, full-time undergraduate program to broaden their awareness and knowledge.
The University of Texas at Dallas
Location: Richardson, Texas
A public research university, the University of Texas was established in 1969. Today, it is touted as one of the best research institutions in Texas. This cutting-edge educational institution allows students to choose from around 140 degree programs, according to their interests. In fall 2017, a total of 27,642 students enrolled in the University of Texas, which consisted of 18,388 undergraduate students and 9,254 postgraduate students.
These five US universities are taking the education system to an altogether new level. Little wonder then that they are the most sought-after educational institutions in the world.