41 U.S. Colleges Rank in 2020 Top 100 World University Ranking

41 U.S. colleges and universities rank in the top 100 world university ranking that announced by Times Higher Education (THE) for year 2020. Stanford University rank in the highest position among us colleges and Massachusetts Institute of Technology followed it.

Academic Comparison Between Colleges In Top 100 World University Ranking

There are 19 public and 22 private schools in the top 100 world university ranking. For academic year 2021, the average acceptance rate of the schools is 24.44% where Stanford University has the tightest (lowest) rate of 4% and Michigan State University has the highest rate of 78%. The average SAT score of the schools is 1,425 and California Institute of Technology has the highest SAT score with 1,555. Total 1,270,777 students including both undergraduate and graduate students are attending one of the schools. Ohio State University-Main Campus is the largest with 61,170 students and California Institute of Technology is the smallest with 2,233 students. The average graduation rate is 89.76% and the average students to faculty ratio is 11.63 to 1.

Next table compares the U.S. colleges in the top 100 world university ranking with admission rate, SAT score, and other academic facts.
Table. U.S. Colleges in 2020 Top 100 World University Ranking
RankNameAcceptance RateSAT ScoreGraduation RatePopulationStudent-Faculty Ratio
3Stanford University
Stanford, CA
4%1,49594%17,3815:1
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
7%1,53594%11,5743:1
5California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
7%1,55592%2,2333:1
6Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
5%1,52098%31,5667:1
7Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
5%1,50596%8,3745:1
8Yale University
New Haven, CT
6%1,51597%13,4336:1
10University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
7%1,52094%17,0025:1
12Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
11%1,50593%26,1527:1
12University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
8%1,48595%25,8606:1
15University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
15%1,42591%42,50120:1
16Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
6%1,50596%31,0776:1
17University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
14%1,40591%44,53718:1
18Duke University
Durham, NC
9%1,51096%16,6066:1
19Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
11%1,46595%23,6009:1
20University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
23%1,42092%46,71611:1
24Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
17%1,50089%14,02910:1
25Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
8%1,49095%22,1276:1
27New York University
New York, NY
20%1,41085%51,8479:1
28University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
49%1,34084%47,40019:1
30University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
30%1,36586%37,88719:1
34Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
22%1,46587%32,72318:1
39The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
39%1,35583%51,83218:1
43University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
52%1,36587%43,46317:1
50University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
62%1,33084%49,70220:1
52University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
32%1,34582%25,97622:1
53Brown University
Providence, RI
8%1,48595%10,2576:1
54Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
15%1,52095%15,8527:1
56University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
23%1,37589%30,01113:1
59University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
41%1,28086%38,16720:1
64Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
58%1,29581%44,47413:1
66University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
13%1,44092%47,3109:1
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
52%1,37580%50,73417:1
71Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
52%1,34584%61,17019:1
74Boston University
Boston, MA
22%1,41588%34,65710:1
81Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA
56%1,26085%46,81014:1
82University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
47%1,38086%41,20018:1
84Emory University
Atlanta, GA
19%1,43590%14,4589:1
86Rice University
Houston, TX
11%1,50595%7,1246:1
93Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
78%1,21080%50,35116:1
96University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
29%1,30083%36,03218:1
99Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
9%1,49095%6,5727:1
Average24.44% 1,42589.76%1,270,777 (Total)11.63:1

U.S. colleges in the top 100 world university ranking 2020 Tuition and 2021 Estimation

Next table and chart compare the 2020 tuition & fees between the U.S. colleges in the top 100 world university ranking and estimate 2021 costs. The 2019-2020 costs are officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. The estimated costs for year 2020-2021 are calculated and estimated based on each school's tuition change for last 2 years.

For the undergraduate programs, the average tuition & fees of the top schools $47,937 where Columbia University in the City of New York is the most expensive with $61,788 and Purdue University-Main Campus has the cheapest tuition & fess of $28,794. The average graduate program tuition & fees is $41,494 where University of Chicago has the highest amount of tuition & fees of $61,548 and The University of Texas at Austin has the lowest amount of $22,966.
UndergraduateGraduate
Table. Best College In Us Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking 2020 Undergraduate Tuition Comparison and 2021 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2020 Tuition & Fees2021 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
3Stanford University $53,529$55,796
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology $53,790$55,821
5California Institute of Technology $54,600$56,933
6Harvard University $51,925$53,474
7Princeton University $52,800$55,380
8Yale University $55,500$57,650
10University of Chicago $60,552$64,318
12Johns Hopkins University $55,350$57,008
12University of Pennsylvania $57,770$60,041
15University of California-Berkeley $14,253$44,007 $14,322$44,854
16Columbia University in the City of New York $61,788$71,460
17University of California-Los Angeles $13,240$42,994 $13,254$43,784
18Duke University $58,031$60,464
19Cornell University $57,222$59,330
20University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $15,558$51,200 $14,918$51,318
24Carnegie Mellon University $57,119$58,822
25Northwestern University $56,691$58,896
27New York University $53,308$54,830
28University of Washington-Seattle Campus $11,465$38,166 $11,729$39,812
30University of California-San Diego $14,415$44,169 $14,667$45,203
34Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $12,682$33,794 $12,945$34,586
39The University of Texas at Austin $10,824$38,326 $11,042$39,087
43University of Wisconsin-Madison $10,725$37,785 $10,898$38,791
50University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $15,122$32,264 $13,233$29,408
52University of California-Santa Barbara $14,391$44,145 $14,391$44,920
53Brown University $58,404$61,497
54Washington University in St Louis $55,292$57,252
56University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $8,980$36,159 $8,973$37,176
59University of California-Davis $14,495$44,249 $14,589$45,121
64Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992$28,794 $9,992$28,794
66University of Southern California $58,195$60,301
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $15,027$33,325 $15,369$36,566
71Ohio State University-Main Campus $11,084$32,061 $11,454$33,437
74Boston University $55,892$57,906
81Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $18,450$35,514 $18,446$36,182
82University of Maryland-College Park $10,779$36,891 $10,966$38,646
84Emory University $53,804$56,423
86Rice University $49,112$50,939
93Michigan State University $14,460$39,766 $13,442$39,157
96University of California-Irvine $13,727$43,481 $13,754$44,285
99Dartmouth College $57,638$60,364
Average$13,140$47,937$13,073$49,660
Table. Best College In Us Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking 2020 Graduate School Tuition Comparison and 2021 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2020 Tuition & Fees2021 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
3Stanford University $49,617$47,938
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology $57,059$59,220
5California Institute of Technology $54,537$56,942
6Harvard University $49,214$50,923
7Princeton University $53,770$56,413
8Yale University $43,300$44,534
10University of Chicago $61,548$64,240
12Johns Hopkins University $57,556$59,350
12University of Pennsylvania $40,182$41,796
15University of California-Berkeley $14,187$29,289 $14,243$29,345
16Columbia University in the City of New York $49,968$51,597
17University of California-Los Angeles $12,953$28,055 $12,960$28,062
18Duke University $56,888$59,150
19Cornell University $29,585$29,586
20University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $24,218$48,532 $25,005$50,108
24Carnegie Mellon University $45,909$47,185
25Northwestern University $56,567$58,583
27New York University $35,562$27,839
28University of Washington-Seattle Campus $19,293$33,534 $22,436$38,937
30University of California-San Diego $13,455$28,557 $13,513$28,615
34Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $16,088$31,164 $16,383$31,761
39The University of Texas at Austin $11,998$22,966 $12,260$23,375
43University of Wisconsin-Madison $12,180$25,506 $12,352$25,677
50University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $18,083$31,490 $18,040$31,702
52University of California-Santa Barbara $13,569$28,671 $13,584$28,686
53Brown University $58,180$61,174
54Washington University in St Louis $54,750$56,691
56University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $12,522$30,248 $12,840$31,096
59University of California-Davis $13,598$28,700 $13,626$28,728
64Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992$28,794 $9,992$28,794
66University of Southern California $47,107$48,705
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $19,221$28,845 $19,881$29,789
71Ohio State University-Main Campus $12,425$36,009 $12,425$37,122
74Boston University $55,502$57,501
81Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $22,994$38,728 $23,418$39,457
82University of Maryland-College Park $14,793$30,885 $15,065$32,353
84Emory University $43,642$44,680
86Rice University $49,403$63,495
93Michigan State University $18,858$37,056 $19,613$38,541
96University of California-Irvine $13,349$28,451 $13,354$28,456
99Dartmouth College $55,947$58,148
Average$15,462$41,494$15,842$42,837

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