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2010 Top 10 USA Universities

21 Aug

U.S.News & World Report‘s World’s Best Universities rankings, based on the QS World University Rankings, identified these to be the world’s top universities in 2009.

No. 1 Harvard University

Harvard campus in Cambridge, Mass. © Steve Dunwell/Getty Image

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $38,416

Students’ average debt (2009): $10,871

No. 2 Princeton University

Campus of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. © Jeffrey MacMillan/U.S. News & World Report

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $36,640

Students’ average debt (2009): $5,667

No. 3 Yale University

On the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. © Jeffrey MacMillan/U.S. News & World Report

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $38,300

Students’ average debt (2009): $10,717

No. 4 Columbia University

Library at Columbia University © Columbia University

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $43,304

Students’ average debt (2009): N/A

No. 5 Stanford University (Tie)

On campus at California's Stanford University © Jim Lo Scalzo/U.S. News & World Report

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $39,201

Students’ average debt (2009): $16,219

No. 5 University of Pennsylvania (Tie)

Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia © Margie Politzer/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $40,514

Students’ average debt (2009): $17,787

No. 7 California Institute of Technology (Tie)

The Broad Center for the Biological Sciences in Pasadena, Calif. © Caltech

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $36,282

Students’ average debt (2009): $8,218

No. 7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Tie)

On the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Mass. © Jeffrey MacMillan/U.S. News & World Report

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $39,212

Students’ average debt (2009): $15,043

No. 8 Dartmouth College

Students relax on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. © Lee Marriner/AP

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $40,437

Students’ average debt (2009): $19,081

No. 9 Duke University

Campus of Duke University, Durham, N.C. © Gerry Broome/AP

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $40,472

Students’ average debt (2009): $23,059

No. 10 University of Chicago

The University of Chicago, from above. © University of Chicago

Tuition and fees (2010-11): $41,091

Students’ average debt (2009): $24,238

Rank   Overall Score
1 Harvard UniversityUnited States 100.0
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 98 International Faculty Score 85 International Students Score 78 Citations per Faculty Score 100
2 University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom 99.6
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 98 International Students Score 96 Citations per Faculty Score 89
3 Yale UniversityUnited States 99.1
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 85 International Students Score 77 Citations per Faculty Score 94
4 UCL (University College London)United Kingdom 99.0
Academic Peer Review Score 98 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 96 International Students Score 99 Citations per Faculty Score 90
5 Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom 97.8
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 98 International Students Score 100 Citations per Faculty Score 80
5 University of OxfordUnited Kingdom 97.8
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 96 International Students Score 97 Citations per Faculty Score 80
7 University of ChicagoUnited States 96.8
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 97 International Faculty Score 77 International Students Score 83 Citations per Faculty Score 88
8 Princeton UniversityUnited States 96.6
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 96 Student to Faculty Score 82 International Faculty Score 89 International Students Score 81 Citations per Faculty Score 100
9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 96.1
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 89 International Faculty Score 31 International Students Score 95 Citations per Faculty Score 100
10 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States 95.9
Academic Peer Review Score 99 Employer Review Score 72 Student to Faculty Score 87 International Faculty Score 100 International Students Score 89 Citations per Faculty Score 100
11 Columbia UniversityUnited States 95.6
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 97 International Faculty Score 28 International Students Score 89 Citations per Faculty Score 92
12 University of PennsylvaniaUnited States 94.2
Academic Peer Review Score 96 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 85 International Faculty Score 82 International Students Score 60 Citations per Faculty Score 98
13 Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States 94.1
Academic Peer Review Score 98 Employer Review Score 79 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 28 International Students Score 71 Citations per Faculty Score 99
14 Duke UniversityUnited States 92.9
Academic Peer Review Score 95 Employer Review Score 97 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 29 International Students Score 62 Citations per Faculty Score 93
15 Cornell UniversityUnited States 92.5
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 85 International Faculty Score 28 International Students Score 73 Citations per Faculty Score 94
16 Stanford UniversityUnited States 92.2
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 71 International Faculty Score 25 International Students Score 96 Citations per Faculty Score 100
17 Australian National UniversityAustralia 90.5
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 91 Student to Faculty Score 75 International Faculty Score 99 International Students Score 92 Citations per Faculty Score 74
18 McGill UniversityCanada 90.4
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 97 Student to Faculty Score 92 International Faculty Score 67 International Students Score 95 Citations per Faculty Score 61
19 University of MichiganUnited States 89.9
Academic Peer Review Score 99 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 85 International Faculty Score 57 International Students Score 52 Citations per Faculty Score 81
20 University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom 89.3
Academic Peer Review Score 97 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 84 International Faculty Score 93 International Students Score 86 Citations per Faculty Score 65
20 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)Switzerland 89.3
Academic Peer Review Score 97 Employer Review Score 80 Student to Faculty Score 55 International Faculty Score 100 International Students Score 94 Citations per Faculty Score 99
22 University of TokyoJapan 88.9
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 97 Student to Faculty Score 98 International Faculty Score 28 International Students Score 42 Citations per Faculty Score 70
23 King’s College LondonUnited Kingdom 88.4
Academic Peer Review Score 91 Employer Review Score 98 Student to Faculty Score 90 International Faculty Score 92 International Students Score 88 Citations per Faculty Score 67
24 University of Hong KongHong Kong 87.5
Academic Peer Review Score 96 Employer Review Score 89 Student to Faculty Score 87 International Faculty Score 100 International Students Score 95 Citations per Faculty Score 56
25 Kyoto UniversityJapan 87.1
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 93 Student to Faculty Score 81 International Faculty Score 32 International Students Score 26 Citations per Faculty Score 85
26 University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom 85.7
Academic Peer Review Score 94 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 79 International Faculty Score 90 International Students Score 87 Citations per Faculty Score 58
27 Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States 85.6
Academic Peer Review Score 94 Employer Review Score 93 Student to Faculty Score 56 International Faculty Score 62 International Students Score 96 Citations per Faculty Score 88
28 Ecole Normale Supérieure, ParisFrance 85.4
Academic Peer Review Score 94 Employer Review Score 87 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 76 International Students Score 61 Citations per Faculty Score 53
29 University of TorontoCanada 85.3
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 96 Student to Faculty Score 63 International Faculty Score 82 International Students Score 51 Citations per Faculty Score 74
30 National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore 84.3
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 96 Student to Faculty Score 40 International Faculty Score 100 International Students Score 100 Citations per Faculty Score 75
31 Brown UniversityUnited States 83.9
Academic Peer Review Score 88 Employer Review Score 85 Student to Faculty Score 67 International Faculty Score 53 International Students Score 55 Citations per Faculty Score 97
32 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States 83.5
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 98 Student to Faculty Score 46 International Faculty Score 21 International Students Score 33 Citations per Faculty Score 100
32 Northwestern UniversityUnited States 83.5
Academic Peer Review Score 86 Employer Review Score 97 Student to Faculty Score 78 International Faculty Score 28 International Students Score 100 Citations per Faculty Score 79
34 University of BristolUnited Kingdom 83.4
Academic Peer Review Score 83 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 84 International Faculty Score 85 International Students Score 77 Citations per Faculty Score 69
35 Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong 83.3
Academic Peer Review Score 89 Employer Review Score 86 Student to Faculty Score 84 International Faculty Score 100 International Students Score 99 Citations per Faculty Score 54
36 École PolytechniqueFrance 83.1
Academic Peer Review Score 76 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 100 International Faculty Score 63 International Students Score 95 Citations per Faculty Score 65
36 University of MelbourneAustralia 83.1
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 57 International Faculty Score 59 International Students Score 97 Citations per Faculty Score 61
36 University of SydneyAustralia 83.1
Academic Peer Review Score 99 Employer Review Score 97 Student to Faculty Score 58 International Faculty Score 99 International Students Score 95 Citations per Faculty Score 53
39 University of California, BerkeleyUnited States 82.7
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 100 Student to Faculty Score 25 International Faculty Score 86 International Students Score 34 Citations per Faculty Score 100
40 University of British ColumbiaCanada 81.2
Academic Peer Review Score 100 Employer Review Score 93 Student to Faculty Score 51 International Faculty Score 34 International Students Score 60 Citations per Faculty Score 77
41 University of QueenslandAustralia 80.7
Academic Peer Review Score 94 Employer Review Score 95 Student to Faculty Score 47 International Faculty Score 99 International Students Score 82 Citations per Faculty Score 67
42 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland 80.6
Academic Peer Review Score 67 Employer Review Score 70 Student to Faculty Score 92 International Faculty Score 100 International Students Score 100 Citations per Faculty Score 84
43 Osaka UniversityJapan 80.1
Academic Peer Review Score 92 Employer Review Score 73 Student to Faculty Score 90 International Faculty Score 24 International Students Score 33 Citations per Faculty Score 68
43 Trinity College DublinIreland 80.1
Academic Peer Review Score 88 Employer Review Score 96 Student to Faculty Score 72 International Faculty Score 98 International Students Score 83 Citations per Faculty Score 49
45 Monash UniversityAustralia 80.0
Academic Peer Review Score 98 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 56 International Faculty Score 95 International Students Score 96 Citations per Faculty Score 42
46 The Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong 79.6
Academic Peer Review Score 87 Employer Review Score 77 Student to Faculty Score 77 International Faculty Score 97 International Students Score 79 Citations per Faculty Score 55
47 University of New South WalesAustralia 79.0
Academic Peer Review Score 96 Employer Review Score 99 Student to Faculty Score 39 International Faculty Score 82 International Students Score 93 Citations per Faculty Score 62
47 Seoul National UniversityKorea, South 79.0
Academic Peer Review Score 99 Employer Review Score 69 Student to Faculty Score 92 International Faculty Score 29 International Students Score 33 Citations per Faculty Score 47
49 University of AmsterdamNetherlands 78.9
Academic Peer Review Score 93 Employer Review Score 81 Student to Faculty Score 73 International Faculty Score 71 International Students Score 32 Citations per Faculty Score 62
49 Tsinghua UniversityChina 78.9
Academic Peer Review Score 98 Employer Review Score 83 Student to Faculty Score 95 International Faculty Score 45 International Students Score 34 Citations per Faculty Score 34
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