Top 20 universities in USA 2014
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Top 20 universities in USA 2014- The USA is a major education hub for students wanting to study abroad. The country has the record of attracting the most number of international students, especially from India.

Every year all the major rankings of the world come out with the best universities in the World Ranking and the USA remains a dominant player in the list. In fact, USA mostly tops the list of the best universities in the World.

But, what are the Top 20 universities in the USA? How do these ranking agencies rank the best among the best?

Careers360 brings you a comprehensive listing of the Top 20 Universities in USA. The Ranking covers all the major rankings agencies- Times Higher education, QS, Webometrics, ARWU.

Overall, there are few variations in the rankings of all the agencies. In fact, the top 5 are almost same. According to the ranking, Harvard University, Stanford University and MIT have found a place in the Top 5 universities in all the rankings.

Below is the list of the Top 20 universities in USA 2014

THE world RankingQS RankingWebometricsARWU
California Institute of TechnologyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyHarvard UniversityHarvard University
Harvard UniversityHarvard UniversityMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyStanford University
Stanford UniversityStanford UniversityStanford UniversityUniversity of California, Berkeley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Yale UniversityCornell UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Princeton UniversityUniversity of ChicagoColumbia University New YorkCalifornia Institute of Technology
University of California, BerkeleyCalifornia Institute of Technology (Caltech)University of California BerkeleyPrinceton University
University of ChicagoUniversity of PennsylvaniaUniversity of PennsylvaniaColumbia University
Yale UniversityColumbia UniversityUniversity of California Los Angeles UCLAUniversity of Chicago
University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA)Cornell UniversityUniversity of California San FranciscoYale University
Columbia UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityYale UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Johns Hopkins UniversityUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Texas AustinCornell University
University of PennsylvaniaDuke UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityUniversity of California, San Diego
Duke UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyTexas A&M UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
University of MichiganUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonPrinceton UniversityUniversity of Washington
Cornell UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of UtahThe Johns Hopkins University
Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUniversity of FloridaUniversity of California, San Francisco
Carnegie Mellon UniversityUniversity of California, Los AngelesPurdue UniversityUniversity of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of WashingtonNew York University (NYU)University of MichiganUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Texas at AustinBrown UniversityPennsylvania State UniversityNew York University
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)University of North Carolina, Chapel HillUniversity of California San DiegoUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities


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How to get admission in university to do phd (computer science).How to approach university.Can i do Phd after completion of msc?

Ina 6th Feb, 2020


Hope you're doing well.

Yes, you can do PhD after completion of M.Sc, Even you can do Integrated PhD while perusing your M.Sc. For PhD, you must need to complete your masters in the same area of specialization.

Most Universities/Colleges offer admission based on the score of CET (like UGC NET) or conduct their own entrance test (like JNU) for admission into Ph.D. courses hence students would have to make an application for such exams.

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All the best for your bright future.


Top Hospitals in the USA which will pay higher for Neurosurgeons and their Salaries?

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
It is difficult to name which hospital pays more salary to neurosurgeon in USA, it will depend upon which city you are getting recuited or where you are living. Salary will depend upon the hospital, whether they are big well known hospitals or small in size. It will depend on many factors. So if you can tell me the city i can answer further.

Top cities in the USA where Neurosurgeons are paid higher?

prerna vats 25th Jan, 2020

Hello dear student !

Salary of neurosurgeons is quite good worldwide, especially in USA . In USA  also, the salary differ as per the cities and is different in different cities. The top cities in USA , as per the data, where neurosurgeons paid highest are :

San Jose , California

New York City

Los Angeles



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