College is one of the greatest institutions in existence. The end goal of college, or any other secondary education institution, is to educate the students and provide them with a well-rounded way to view, interpret and interact with the world and society. On top of that, college is also great for training and gaining the knowledge needed to thrive in the career field of the student’s choice. But, unfortunately all colleges and universities are not necessarily made the same, as some are much more highly respected and considered more prestigious and exclusive than other schools- and every student in the country does not get the privilege of attending these schools- except for the very few who are equal parts lucky and extremely smart, talented and driven.
As well as being prestigious and respected, these schools and universities tend to be much more expensive when compared to other colleges and universities. Not all schools were created equal, apparently. These schools are the ones in which a potential employer will see the college and the degree on your resume and probably immediately place your resume at the top of the stack. When keeping that in mind, here is a list of some of the best and brightest of all the colleges and universities in the United States of America.
According to U.S. News, Harvard University is the most prestigious college or university in the United States, and is considered the second best college in the entire world, behind Oxford University in England. Harvard received a perfect score of 100 in academic quality, and received its lowest rating (76.9) in international faculty members. Overall, Harvard University scored a 99.3 out of a maximum score of 100.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T)
The U.S. News scored M.I.T as the third best college in the world, second best in the United States of America. The school is best known as the finest educational option for students interested in studying anything related to technology and computers. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology scored just behind Harvard University with an overall rating of 99.2. They received a perfect 100 score in academic quality and received the lowest score (50) in international faculty member ratio.
Yet another Ivy League school makes the list, with Yale University scoring a 98.9 overall rating. Yale University also scored a perfect 100 score in academic quality, but did receive low marks for international faculty and international student ratios.
University of Chicago
This is a school that is under many people’s radar, but is very prestigious indeed. The school scored a 96.1 overall score, making it one of the top 15 colleges in the entire world, which ain’t too shabby.
Ryan is a freelance writer for many websites and print publications. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, with a minor in English and has contributed to many college-related websites, including getarealdegree.com.