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 Introduction 2021 US University Ranking

  • 700 US schools are featured in the recently released QS World University Rankings: USA. 
  • The state with the most schools featured is New York, followed by California.

What are the most popular Universities in the United States? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 US University Ranking of 1765 US higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

    being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate US higher education-related organization

    offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)

    delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top US Universities based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

The university or college you choose to go to can have a major impact on the rest of your life, so it’s probably a good idea to do some research first. To help with the process, we’ve compiled a ranking of the best 100 US universities and colleges, according to the recently released QS World University Rankings: USA 2021.

We’ve also broken down the complete list of top US universities by state, so you can find a leading study destination that’s close to home (and probably more affordable than expensive out-of-state options).

Top 100 US Universities 2020




Harvard University


Stanford University


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


University of California Berkeley (UCB)


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


Yale University


Columbia University


Princeton University


New York University (NYU)


University of Pennsylvania


University of Chicago


Cornell University


Duke University

14 =

Johns Hopkins University

14 =

University of Southern California


Northwestern University


Carnegie Mellon University


University of Michigan 


Brown University


Boston University


California Institute of Technology (Caltech)


Emory University


Rice University


University of Washington, Seattle


Washington University in St. Louis


Georgetown University


University of California, San Diego (UCSD)


Vanderbilt University


University of Texas at Austin

30 = 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

30 =

University of Rochester

32 =

Dartmouth College

32 =

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


University of California, Davis (UCD)


University of Florida

36 = 

Tufts University

36 =

University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)


Stony Brook University


University of Virginia


Case Western Reserve University


Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick


University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)


Pennsylvania State University, University Park

45 =

George Washington University

45 =

University of California, Irvine (UCI)


University of Notre Dame


University of Miami


Northeastern University

50 =

Ohio State University, Columbus

50 =

University at Buffalo SUNY


University of Maryland, College Park


Purdue University


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

55 =

Boston College

55 =

Michigan State University


University of Massachusetts, Amherst


University of Wisconsin-Madison


Syracuse University

60 =

Lehigh University

60 =

University of Pittsburgh

62 =

Arizona State University, Tempe

62 = 

Brandeis University


Temple University

64 =

Texas A&M University

64 =

University of Arizona


University of Houston

67 =

Binghamton University, SUNY

67 =

Drexel University

67 =

North Carolina State University

67 =

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


University of Connecticut


University of Georgia


Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)


University of New Mexico


Indiana University Bloomington


Tulane University


University of Colorado at Boulder

78 =

Florida State University

78 =

University of South Florida

80 =

Illinois Institute of Technology

80 =

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

80 =

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

83 =

Howard University

83 =

University of Texas Dallas

85 =

Santa Clara University

85 = 

Wake Forest University

87 =

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

87 =

University of Utah


George Mason University

90 =

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

90 =

University of Massachusetts, Boston


University of Kansas


University at Albany SUNY


Oregon State University


University of Delaware


University of the Pacific

97 =

Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, Newark

97 =

University of Hawai’i at Manoa

99 =

San Diego State University

99 = 

University of Iowa

99 = 

University of Oklahoma, Norman

Top US universities by state

Alabama – 4  

University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of South Alabama

Alaska – 2

University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Anchorage

Arizona – 3  


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Arizona State University, Arizona State University Tempe, The University of Arizona

Arkansas – 1  

University of Arkansas Fayetteville

California – 38

Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of California, Davis (UCD), University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), University of California, Irvine (UCI), University of California, Riverside (UCR), University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Clara University, University of the Pacific, San Diego State University, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, San Jose State University, University of San Diego, Chapman University, Dominican University of California, California Lutheran University, California State University – Fullerton, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, California State University – Los Angeles, Sonoma State University, University of Redlands, California State University – San Marcos, California State University Northridge, California State University Sacramento, California State University, Long Beach, California State University, San Bernardino, Saint Marys College of California, University of La Verne, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California State University – Stanislaus, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Colorado – 5  

University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, University of Denver, Regis University

Connecticut – 5

Yale University, University of Connecticut, Fairfield University, University of Bridgeport, University of Hartford, Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven, Western Connecticut State University

Delaware – 2  

University of Delaware, Delaware State University

Florida – 16  

University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, Rollins College, Stetson University, Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, University of North Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida Institute of Technology, Jacksonville University, Lynn University, University of Tampa

Georgia – 7  

Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, University of North Georgia, Mercer University

Guam – 1

University of Guam

Hawaii – 3

University of Hawai’i at Mañoa, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii Pacific University

Idaho – 2

University of Idaho, Boise State University

Illinois – 14

University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), Illinois Institute of Technology, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Dominican University, Northern Illinois University, Roosevelt University, Western Illinois University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, University of Illinois, Springfield (UIS)

Indiana – 8

Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ball State University, Butler University, University of Evansville, Valparaiso University

Iowa – 2

University of Iowa, Iowa State University

Kansas – 3

University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University

Kentucky – 2

University of Kentucky, University of Louisville

Louisiana – 3

Tulane University, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Xavier University of Louisiana

Maine – 1

University of Maine

Maryland – 10

Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Frostburg State University, Mount St Mary’s College, Salisbury University, Towson University

Massachusetts – 16

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Boston College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Brandeis University, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bentley University, Clark University, Suffolk University, Simmons University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Michigan – 12

University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Michigan Technological University, Andrews University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Oakland University, Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Lawrence Technological University, Madonna University, University of Michigan-Flint

Minnesota – 4

University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Saint Thomas, Augsburg University, Hamline University

Mississippi – 2

University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University

Missouri – 7

Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri, Columbia, St. Louis University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri, Kansas City, University of Missouri Saint Louis, Truman State University

Montana – 2

University of Montana Missoula, Montana State University – Bozeman

Nebraska – 3

University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Creighton University, University of Nebraska – Omaha

Nevada – 2

University of Nevada – Las Vegas, University of Nevada – Reno

New Hampshire – 2

Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire

New Jersey – 11

Princeton University, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, Newark, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden, The College of New Jersey, Rider University, William Paterson University of New Jersey, Saint Peter’s University

New Mexico – 2

University of New Mexico, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New York – 42

Columbia University, New York University (NYU), Cornell University, University of Rochester, Stony Brook University, University at Buffalo SUNY, Syracuse University, Binghamton University SUNY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Albany SUNY, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Fordham University, Clarkson University, Baruch College, CUNY, Hunter College, Hofstra University, Pace University – New York, St. Johns University, Yeshiva University, CUNY Queens College, New York Institute of Technology, College of Staten Island CUNY, CUNY City College, Ithaca College, State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego), SUNY Geneseo, SUNY New Paltz, Adelphi University, Alfred University, CUNY Lehman College, Manhattan College, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Oneonta, Buffalo State College (SUNY), Manhattanville College, Marist College, Nazareth College, Niagara University, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Potsdam

North Carolina – 10

Duke University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Elon University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University (ASU), Campbell University, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

North Dakota – 2

North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota

Ohio – 9

Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, Columbus, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Miami University, University of Dayton, Kent State University, University of Toledo, John Carroll University

Oklahoma – 3

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma State University, University of Tulsa

Oregon – 4  

Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Portland State University, University of Portland

Pennsylvania – 18

University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Lehigh University, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Drexel University, Villanova University, University of Scranton, Immaculata University, La Salle University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Wilkes University, Chestnut Hill College, Duquesne University, Eastern University, King’s College, Waynesburg University

Rhode Island – 4

Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Bryant University, Providence College

South Carolina – 3

University of South Carolina at Columbia, Clemson University, College of Charleston

South Dakota – 2

South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota

Tennessee – 4

Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University

Texas – 19

Rice University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, University of Texas Dallas, Baylor University, University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas State University, University of St Thomas – Houston, St. Edward’s University, University of Texas Arlington, Lamar University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Sam Houston State University, University of the Incarnate Word

Utah – 3

University of Utah, Brigham Young University-Provo, Utah State University

Vermont – 1

University of Vermont

Virginia – 11

University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), George Mason University, College of William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University, Marymount University, Old Dominion University, Hampton University, Radford University, Shenandoah University

Washington – 7

University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle University, Washington State University, Seattle Pacific University, Western Washington University, Gonzaga University, Pacific Lutheran University

Washington D.C. – 5

Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, American University, Catholic University of America

West Virginia – 1

West Virginia University

Wisconsin – 5  

University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Carthage College

Wyoming – 1

University of Wyoming


100 Fordham University The Bronx …
101 The University of Oklahoma Norman …
102 University of Vermont Burlington
103 The University of Tennessee at Martin Martin …
104 University of New Hampshire Durham …
105 Clemson University Clemson
106 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati
107 University of North Texas Denton …
108 University of South Carolina Columbia …
109 Southern Methodist University Dallas
110 California State University, Northridge Northridge
111 San José State University San José
112 Utah State University Logan …
113 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland
114 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond
115 San Francisco State University San Francisco
116 Baylor University Waco
117 Oklahoma State University Stillwater …
118 Auburn University Auburn
119 West Virginia University Morgantown …
120 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy …
121 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham
122 Texas Tech University Lubbock
123 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton …
124 Portland State University Portland
125 College of William & Mary Williamsburg
126 Tulane University New Orleans
127 Stony Brook University Stony Brook
128 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee
129 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson
130 Michigan Technological University Houghton
131 Mississippi State University Mississippi State …
132 University of Denver Denver
133 Kent State University Kent …
134 Wayne State University Detroit
135 Brandeis University Waltham
136 The New School New York City
137 University of Maryland, Baltimore County Baltimore
138 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach
139 Marquette University Milwaukee
140 Santa Clara University Santa Clara
141 University of Arkansas Fayetteville
142 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester
143 Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis
144 Northern Illinois University DeKalb
145 University at Albany, State University of New York Albany
146 University of Rhode Island Kingston …
147 DePaul University Chicago
148 The University of Maine Orono
149 Kansas State University Manhattan …
150 University of Nevada, Reno Reno
151 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago
152 Liberty University Lynchburg
153 Loyola University Chicago Chicago
154 New Mexico State University Las Cruces
155 California State University, Fullerton Fullerton …
156 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo
157 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio
158 Binghamton University, State University of New York Vestal
159 University of Wyoming Laramie
160 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff …
161 University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City
162 Montana State University Bozeman
163 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem
164 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington
165 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo
166 University of Idaho Moscow
167 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas
168 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston
169 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green …
170 Oregon Health & Science University Portland …
171 James Madison University Harrisonburg
172 Quinnipiac University Hamden
173 University of Mississippi University
174 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale …
175 University of San Francisco San Francisco
176 Carleton College Northfield
177 University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks …
178 Middlebury College Middlebury
179 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark
180 Ohio University Athens …
181 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester
182 University of Louisville Louisville …
183 United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs
184 The University of Montana Missoula
185 Texas State University San Marcos …
186 Berklee College of Music Boston
187 Pepperdine University Malibu …
188 Wesleyan University Middletown
189 Lehigh University Bethlehem
190 Saint Louis University St. Louis …
191 Appalachian State University Boone
192 Swarthmore College Swarthmore
193 Williams College Williamstown
194 University of North Dakota Grand Forks
195 Old Dominion University Norfolk
196 Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson
197 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale …
198 Chapman University Orange
199 University of Massachusetts Boston Boston
200 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach …
201 The University of Memphis Memphis …
202 University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore
203 University of Richmond Richmond
204 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro
205 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona
206 University of Dayton Dayton
207 Pace University New York City …
208 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte
209 California State University, Sacramento Sacramento
210 California State University, Chico Chico
211 Western Washington University Bellingham
212 Miami University Oxford …
213 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw …
214 Amherst College Amherst
215 Grand Valley State University Allendale …
216 Howard University Washington
217 Baylor College of Medicine Houston
218 Calvin University Grand Rapids
219 Clark University Worcester
220 University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell
221 Smith College Northampton
222 Villanova University Villanova
223 University of Colorado Denver Denver
224 Yeshiva University New York City
225 University of Akron Akron …
226 Hofstra University Hempstead
227 Creighton University Omaha
228 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso
229 The Catholic University of America Washington
230 University of San Diego San Diego
231 University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn
232 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley
233 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro
234 North Dakota State University Fargo
235 Seton Hall University South Orange
236 Boise State University Boise
237 Illinois State University Normal
238 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls
239 Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr
240 United States Military Academy West Point
241 Babson College Babson Park
242 Bucknell University Lewisburg
243 Wellesley College Wellesley
244 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles
245 Vassar College Poughkeepsie
246 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha
247 Wright State University Dayton …
248 Brigham Young University-Idaho Rexburg
249 Cleveland State University Cleveland
250 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah …
251 Colby College Waterville
252 University of Toledo Toledo
253 East Carolina University Greenville
254 Montclair State University Montclair
255 Monmouth University West Long Branch
256 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia
257 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant
258 Marist College Poughkeepsie
259 Humboldt State University Arcata
260 Texas Christian University Fort Worth
261 Rasmussen College St. Cloud …
262 Grand Canyon University Phoenix
263 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green
264 Elon University Elon
265 University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis
266 University of North Florida Jacksonville
267 The University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville
268 Ithaca College Ithaca
269 Lehman College, CUNY The Bronx
270 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston
271 California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino …
272 Oakland University Rochester
273 Missouri State University Springfield …
274 Harvey Mudd College Claremont …
275 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville …
276 Loma Linda University Loma Linda
277 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg
278 Ball State University Muncie
279 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park
280 Wichita State University Wichita
281 Oberlin College Oberlin
282 College of Charleston Charleston
283 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla
284 Towson University Towson
285 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti …
286 Bowdoin College Brunswick
287 Suffolk University Boston …
288 University of St. Thomas Saint Paul …
289 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
290 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
291 Kenyon College Gambier
292 Marshall University Huntington
293 Rhode Island School of Design Providence
294 Idaho State University Pocatello …
295 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond
296 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne
297 Ferris State University Big Rapids
298 California State University, Fresno Fresno
299 University of California, Merced Merced …
300 Lamar University Beaumont
301 Sam Houston State University Huntsville
302 University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington
303 Earlham College Richmond
304 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio
305 University of Baltimore Baltimore
306 Fashion Institute of Technology New York City
307 East Tennessee State University Johnson City …
308 Pomona College Claremont
309 Gallaudet University Washington
310 Duquesne University Pittsburgh
311 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire
312 The Evergreen State College Olympia
313 Seattle University Seattle
314 University of Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
315 Bentley University Waltham
316 Washington and Lee University Lexington
317 Weber State University Ogden …
318 Rowan University Glassboro …
319 Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato …
320 Dickinson College Carlisle
321 Biola University La Mirada
322 Western Illinois University Macomb …
323 Valencia College Orlando
324 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point
325 Davidson College Davidson
326 Reed College Portland
327 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston
328 Webster University St. Louis
329 Georgia Southern University Statesboro …
330 Hanover College Hanover
331 School of Visual Arts New York City
332 Barnard College New York City
333 University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield …
334 The Rockefeller University New York City
335 University of South Dakota Vermillion
336 The University of Tulsa Tulsa
337 California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles
338 The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston
339 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth North Dartmouth
340 Central Connecticut State University New Britain
341 Simmons University Boston
342 DeVry University Chicago …
343 Lock Haven University Lock Haven …
344 Stetson University DeLand
345 Trinity College Hartford
346 Bates College Lewiston
347 Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck …
348 College of the Holy Cross Worcester
349 Radford University Radford
350 Miami Dade College Miami
351 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha
352 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva
353 United States Naval Academy Annapolis
354 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg …
355 Colgate University Hamilton
356 Northern Michigan University Marquette
357 California State University San Marcos San Marcos …
358 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro
359 Clarkson University Potsdam …
360 St. John’s University Queens …
361 Wheaton College Wheaton
362 Eastern Illinois University Charleston
363 Furman University Greenville
364 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana
365 Maharishi International University Fairfield
366 Pratt Institute Brooklyn
367 Macalester College Saint Paul
368 Utah Valley University Orem …
369 Gonzaga University Spokane
370 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers
371 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock
372 Eastern Washington University Cheney
373 Maryville University St. Louis
374 California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson …
375 University of the Pacific Stockton …
376 Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee
377 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Green Bay
378 St. Olaf College Northfield
379 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken
380 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University St. Joseph …
381 ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena
382 Colorado School of Mines Golden
383 The Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park …
384 Indiana State University Terre Haute
385 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester
386 Gettysburg College Gettysburg
387 Georgetown College Georgetown
388 Western Carolina University Cullowhee …
389 State University of New York at Oswego Oswego
390 Emerson College Boston
391 Hillsdale College Hillsdale
392 Haverford College Haverford
393 Hamilton College Clinton
394 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh
395 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs
396 Augusta University Augusta
397 DePauw University Greencastle
398 California State University, Stanislaus Turlock …
399 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights …
400 University of Hawaii-West Oahu Kapolei
401 Central Washington University Ellensburg …
402 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi
403 Drew University Madison
404 Grinnell College Grinnell
405 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse
406 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Greensboro
407 Rider University Lawrenceville …
408 Drake University Des Moines
409 The Juilliard School New York City
410 Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans
411 University of Northern Colorado Greeley
412 Colorado College Colorado Springs …
413 Fairfield University Fairfield
414 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore
415 St. Cloud State University St. Cloud
416 Union College Schenectady
417 Lafayette College Easton
418 Connecticut College New London
419 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse La Crosse
420 Lewis & Clark College Portland
421 Bradley University Peoria
422 California State University, East Bay Hayward …
423 Tennessee Tech University Cookeville
424 Strayer University Washington …
425 Hope College Holland
426 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg
427 University of Evansville Evansville
428 Hult International Business School Cambridge …
429 Butler University Indianapolis
430 Arkansas State University Jonesboro
431 Broward College Fort Lauderdale
432 Naval Postgraduate School Monterey
433 Occidental College Los Angeles
434 Long Island University Brooklyn …
435 Willamette University Salem
436 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia
437 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga
438 Azusa Pacific University Azusa
439 The College of New Jersey Ewing
440 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art New York City
441 Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches
442 Rhode Island College Providence
443 Johnson and Wales University Providence …
444 Hampshire College Amherst
445 Adelphi University Garden City
446 South Dakota State University Brookings
447 Widener University Chester …
448 Regent University Virginia Beach
449 Trinity University San Antonio
450 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette
451 Mercer University Macon …
452 SUNY Cortland Cortland
453 Valparaiso University Valparaíso
454 Whitman College Walla Walla
455 University of West Florida Pensacola …
456 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater
457 University of New Orleans New Orleans
458 University of Central Arkansas Conway
459 Stockton University Galloway …
460 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute
461 Pitzer College Claremont
462 University of California, Hastings College of the Law San Francisco
463 Andrews University Berrien Springs
464 Seattle Pacific University Seattle
465 Pacific University Forest Grove
466 Belmont University Nashville
467 Academy of Art University San Francisco
468 Plymouth State University Plymouth
469 University of West Georgia Carrollton
470 Xavier University Cincinnati
471 State University of New York at New Paltz New Paltz
472 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster
473 Columbia College Chicago Chicago
474 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater
475 Abilene Christian University Abilene
476 Purdue University Fort Wayne Fort Wayne
477 Truman State University Kirksville
478 Antioch University Yellow Springs …
479 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg
480 West Texas A&M University Canyon …
481 Tennessee State University Nashville
482 Claremont Graduate University Claremont …
483 Morgan State University Baltimore
484 National University La Jolla
485 Champlain College Burlington …
486 Youngstown State University Youngstown
487 Cedarville University Cedarville
488 Samford University Birmingham
489 University of Scranton Scranton
490 Norwich University Northfield
491 University of Southern Indiana Evansville
492 Rollins College Winter Park
493 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma
494 Frostburg State University Frostburg …
495 Delaware State University Dover
496 Louisiana Tech University Ruston
497 The University of Tampa Tampa
498 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver
499 Texas Woman’s University Denton …
500 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock
501 National Defense University Fort Lesley J McNair
502 Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter
503 Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar
504 Agnes Scott College Decatur
505 Troy University Troy …
506 Siena College Loudonville
507 Fort Hays State University Hays
508 Valdosta State University Valdosta
509 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo
510 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee
511 University of New England Biddeford …
512 California Institute of the Arts Valencia
513 Touro College New York City …
514 Seton Hill University Greensburg
515 Elmhurst University Elmhurst
516 Emporia State University Emporia
517 University of Hartford West Hartford
518 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago
519 University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie
520 Kean University Union …
521 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington
522 California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside
523 Wabash College Crawfordsville
524 Lawrence University Appleton
525 Morehouse College Atlanta
526 Lesley University Cambridge …
527 Hamline University Saint Paul
528 St. Catherine University Saint Paul
529 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans …
530 Claremont McKenna College Claremont
531 Rhodes College Memphis
532 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock …
533 Western Oregon University Monmouth
534 Spelman College Atlanta
535 Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee
536 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York City
537 Coastal Carolina University Conway …
538 Muhlenberg College Allentown
539 Berea College Berea
540 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore
541 William Paterson University Wayne
542 The College of Wooster Wooster
543 Salisbury University Salisbury
544 Tuskegee University Tuskegee
545 Southern Oregon University Ashland …
546 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks
547 SUNY College at Oneonta Oneonta
548 Southern Utah University Cedar City
549 North Carolina Central University Durham
550 Golden Gate University San Francisco …
551 University of Puget Sound Tacoma
552 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu
553 Virginia Military Institute Lexington
554 St. Edward’s University Austin
555 Bryant University Smithfield
556 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau
557 Goucher College Towson
558 Murray State University Murray …
559 Roger Williams University Bristol
560 Denison University Granville
561 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago
562 Roosevelt University Chicago …
563 High Point University High Point
564 The State University of New York at Potsdam Potsdam
565 Winthrop University Rock Hill
566 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond
567 St. Lawrence University Canton
568 New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury …
569 Georgia College and State University Milledgeville …
570 The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City
571 Alfred University Alfred
572 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville
573 Augsburg University Minneapolis
574 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown
575 La Salle University Philadelphia
576 Lake Superior State University Sault Ste. Marie
577 California College of the Arts San Francisco …
578 Oral Roberts University Tulsa
579 Hunter College, CUNY New York City
580 SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
581 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg
582 University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson
583 University of La Verne La Verne …
584 Bluffton University Bluffton
585 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg
586 Sacred Heart University Fairfield …
587 Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville
588 St. Bonaventure University St. Bonaventure
589 SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn
590 University of Portland Portland
591 The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Charleston
592 Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis
593 Capital University Columbus
594 Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead
595 Barry University Miami …
596 University of South Alabama Mobile
597 Beloit College Beloit
598 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga
599 Messiah University Mechanicsburg
600 Mills College Oakland
601 Longwood University Farmville
602 Austin Peay State University Clarksville
603 Carson-Newman University Jefferson City
604 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney
605 Baldwin Wallace University Berea
606 Arcadia University Glenside
607 Saint Michael’s College Colchester …
608 California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco
609 The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler …
610 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs
611 St Petersburg College Clearwater
612 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee
613 Bellevue University Bellevue …
614 Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce
615 Gordon College Wenham …
616 The College at Brockport Brockport
617 Saint Anselm College Manchester
618 Saint Leo University Saint Leo …
619 Regis University Denver
620 Santa Fe College Gainesville
621 Kettering University Flint
622 Hampton University Hampton
623 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica
624 Luther College Decorah
625 Hendrix College Conway
626 Christopher Newport University Newport News
627 Jackson State University Jackson
628 Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware …
629 State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia
630 Bellarmine University Louisville
631 Bethel University Saint Paul …
632 Purchase College, State University of New York Purchase
633 St. Mary’s University San Antonio
634 Wheaton College, Massachusetts Norton
635 South University Savannah
636 George Fox University Newberg
637 Harding University Searcy …
638 Ashland University Ashland
639 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven
640 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit
641 University of Redlands Redlands
642 California State University Channel Islands Camarillo
643 Albion College Albion
644 Dominican University of California San Rafael
645 Campbell University Buies Creek
646 Southwestern University Georgetown
647 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre
648 Western Connecticut State University Danbury
649 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Platteville
650 University of Southern Maine Portland …
651 Canisius College Buffalo
652 Hood College Frederick
653 Le Moyne College Syracuse
654 University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville
655 Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu
656 Washington College Chestertown
657 University of New Haven West Haven …
658 Clark Atlanta University Atlanta
659 John Carroll University University Heights
660 Columbia College Columbia
661 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville …
662 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond
663 New Jersey City University Jersey City
664 University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke
665 California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield
666 The University of the Arts Philadelphia
667 Texas Southern University Houston
668 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City
669 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown
670 Augustana College Rock Island
671 New York Law School New York City
672 Salem State University Salem
673 The College of St. Scholastica Duluth …
674 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville
675 The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis
676 Northeastern State University Tahlequah
677 State University of New York College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh …
678 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda
679 University of Houston-Downtown Houston
680 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville
681 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah
682 Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs …
683 Ohio Northern University Ada
684 University of Bridgeport Bridgeport …
685 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg
686 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton
687 Knox College Galesburg …
688 Carthage College Kenosha
689 Brigham Young University-Hawaii Laie
690 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry
691 Bennington College Bennington
692 Winona State University Winona
693 Lipscomb University Nashville
694 Roanoke College Salem
695 Goshen College Goshen
696 Lawrence Technological University Southfield
697 University of Indianapolis Indianapolis
698 Jacksonville University Jacksonville
699 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio
700 Shenandoah University Wincheste

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This article was originally published in April 2017 and was updated in May 2021 to reflect the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings: USA 2021.

This article was originally published in April 2017 . It was last updated in October 2021

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