Top universities in USA: The United States continues to be one of the major study abroad destinations. Like the previous years, the US universities top the chart in the best universities in the world 2014 based on rankings conducted by Times Higher Education, QS World Ranking and ARWU Ranking. Among the top 10 world universities, six are from the US. While the Ivy League institutes maintained their positions in top ten, many new universities made it to the list for the first time.

Among the top 50 highest performing universities under 50 years old, three universities are from the US: University of California, Irvine, University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Texas at Dallas. The top university ranking 2014 provides students with a clear idea about the list of top 500 universities in the US. The list compiles the ranking conducted by three agencies and it helps the students to do a comparative analysis of the ranking.

Top universities in USA 2014

UniversityQS World RankARWU RankTHE Rank
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)136
Harvard University412
Stanford University724
California Institute of Technology871
Princeton University967
Yale University10119
University of Chicago11911
University of Pennsylvania131616
Columbia University14814
John Hopkins University141715
Cornell University191319
University of California, San Francisco---18---
University of Michigan232216
Duke University253117
University of California, Berkeley2748
Rockefeller University---33---
Northwestern University342821
University of California, Los Angeles371212
New York University412738
University of Wisconsin-Madison412429
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas---45---
Brown University527454
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)591441
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill623646
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign632829
University of Washington651526
Carnegie Mellon University656224
Boston University78---126
University of Texas at Austin793928
University of California, Davis955555
Washington University in St. Louis993242
Baylor College of Medicine---101-150---
Mayo Medical School---101-150---
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center---101-150---
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester---101-150---
Purdue university10260102
Georgia Institute of Technology1079927
Ohio State University1096468
University of Pittsburgh1116591
Pennsylvania State University1125858
University of Minnesota1193046
University of Maryland, College Park12243132
Rice University1298269
University of Southern California1315175
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)1324137
Dartmouth College136201-300152
University of Virginia141101-150130
George Mason University---151-200351-400
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai---151-200---
Oregon Health and Science University---151-200---
Virginia Commonwealth University---151-200---
University of California, Irvine1534788
Emory University156101-15093
University of Rochester16490121
Texas A&M University16596141
Colorado School of Mines------141
University of Colorado Boulder18234---
Vanderbilt University1825496
University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)186151-200201-225
Case Western Reserve University189101-150116
University of Florida19278126
Michigan State University195101-15082
Georgetown University200301-400173
Florida Institute of Technology------200
Drexel University---301-400301-350
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge---201-300---
The University of Alabama at Birmingham---201-300---
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston---201-300---
University of Houston---201-300301-350
University of Kentucky---201-300---
Tufts university214101-15088
University of Arizona2158686
University of Notre Dame237201-30086
University of Oregon---201-300---
University of Miami239151-200169
University of California, Riverside261101-150150
University of California, Santa Cruz26593109
University of Iowa269151-200175
Indiana University Bloomington272101-150150
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick27952144
Yeshiva University280201-300186
University of Massachusetts, Amherst282101-15091
Arizona State University29488182
George Washington University300201-300---
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis---301-400---
University at Buffalo SUNY300201-300191
San Diego State University---301-400301-350
SUNY at Albany---301-400---
Temple University---301-400---
The University of Montana – Missoula---301-400301-350
University of Utah31387162
Brandeis University316301-400147
Brigham Young University---301-400---
University of Hawaii at Mañoa324151-200251-275
Wake Forest University338301-400201-225
Boston College341401-50057
Iowa State University348151-200193
Stony Brook University352201-300188
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)355201-300---
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute359201-300226-250
University of Kansas371201-300---
University of Mississippi375------
University of Texas at Dallas377301-400201-225
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio---301-400---
Thomas Jefferson University---301-400---
Washington State university379201-300351-400
North Carolina State University388151-200---
University of New Mexico397201-300251-275
Northeastern University399201-300185
University of Connecticut401-410301-400301-350
Creighton University------301-350
Tulane University421-430301-400301-350
American University431-440------
Illinois Institute of Technology431-440---301-350
University of Georgia431-440151-200276-300
University of Delaware431-440151-200180
University of Tennessee431-440201-300---
Colorado State University441-450201-300276-300
Florida State University451-460201-300---
University of Maryland, Baltimore---201-300---
University of Missouri, Columbia451-460201-300351-400
University of Nebraska – Lincoln---201-300276-300
Oregon State University451-460151-200301-350
University of Oklahoma451-460401-500301-350
City University of New York471-480301-400---
University of Cincinnati471-480201-300276-300
University of South Florida481-490201-300---
University of South Carolina- Columbia---201-300276-300
University of Vermont481-490301-400351-400
University of Colorado at Denver---301-400---
University of Central Florida---301-400---
University of Rhode Island---301-400---
Wayne State University---301-400---
Auburn University---401-500---
Clemson University---401-500---
Kansas State University---401-500301-350
University of Nebraska Medical Center------301-350
Kent State University---401-500---
Medical University of South Carolina---401-500---
Rush University---401-500---
Saint Louis University---401-500---
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn---401-500---
Syracuse University---401-500177
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston---401-500---
University of Alaska- Fairbanks---401-500---
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville---401-500---
University of Arkansas at Little Rock---401-500---
University of New Hampshire - Durham---401-500---
University of Maryland, Baltimore County---401-500---
University of Oklahoma - Norman---401-500---
University of Tennessee Health Science Center---401-500---
University of Wyoming---401-500---
Utah State University---401-500---
Lehigh University------351-400

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Compared to working conditions among India and the USA, who has better one for Neurosurgeons?

Prakarsh Kaushik 30th Mar, 2020


USA is far more developed than India. They have better hospitals, medical equipment, and their doctors and nurses are well-trained. India is densely populated and the conditions of Government Hospitals is not good.

Salary of Neurosurgeons is comparatively high in USA than India. Also the working hours of a Neurosurgeon is more and hectic in USA than India.

So, Overall USA is a better choice to work for a neurosurgeon though the working hours are more but for that you will be paid more.

Hope this was helpful


What is the cost to become a Neurosurgeon in the USA after completing MBBS in India?

Animesh Vats Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


Well after doing MBBS in India you will have to clear USMLE levels to qualify for medical practice in USA and then the hardest part is to get a residency cause the residency position is limited and international students getting it has very less chances. If you get one then you will work as a resident and will train yourself selecting your specialisation.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.


What is the Working hours of Neurosurgeons in the USA?

Shaurya Kapoor 22nd Mar, 2020

Neurologists can work in hospitals or in private offices. Their average week is approximately 40 hours . If you go into this career and would like to maintain consistent hours , then opening up a private practice or working in a research or medical school may be better for you.


Are Neurosurgeons rich in the USA?

Suryashis Chakraborty 22nd Mar, 2020

Hello Raja,

Neurosurgeons happen to be the most highest paid physicians (physician careers are the highest paid among all occupations). Neurosurgery attracts only the finest in the medical field and the job is very demanding in terms of time and handling of the cases resulting in scarcity of neurosurgeons.

The MGMA Physician Compensation Report states the average neurosurgeon income at $775,968 per annum. The median income is $704,170 per annum. The lowest paid neurosurgeon earns at least $350,000 annually while the top 10 percent make up to $1,229,881 a year.

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



What is the Working hours of Neurosurgeons in the USA?

Sudarshan kumar 22nd Mar, 2020

Hi Raja,

The working hour of Neurologist depends upon where is he/she working as they can work on private practice or research based or medical school or private office.But if you count the average working hour it will be up to 6-7 hours/day if we take leave on Sunday.

Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You.

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