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  • Top 10 Universities in the United States

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    Here is the list of current top 10 Universities in The United States, the list according to the Forbes.

    Starting from the top ranking here is the list of the top 10 universities in the US

    1. Williams College
    2. Stanford University
    3. Swarthmore College
    4. Princeton University
    5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    6. Yale University
    7. Harvard University
    8. Pomona College
    9. United States Military Academy
    10. Amherst College

    Williams College:

    This year Williams College ranks as the No. 1 top college in America. It was founded in 1793 as a menís college and women weren't admitted until 1970. This elite liberal arts school is part of the ďLittle Three,Ē along with Wesleyan University and rival Amherst College. The school follows a 4-1-4 annual schedule, which includes a one-course winter study term in addition to two four-course semesters. There are 30 majors and no required courses at Williams, but all students must complete three arts and humanities, three social sciences and three science and math classes.

    Location: Massachusetts
    Annual Fee: $ 61850
    Total Students Population: 2124
    Financial Aids: 65%

    Stanford University:

    Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, CA. It was founded in 1885 by railroad magnate Leland Stanford. Its community of scholars includes 22 Nobel laureates, 27 MacArthur Fellows, five Pulitzer Prize winners, 158 National Academy of Sciences members and three Presidential Medal of Freedom winners. Approximately 97% of students live on Stanfordís campus, which consists of nearly 700 major buildings spread across 8,180 acres.

    Location: California
    Annual Fee: $ 60749
    Total Students Population: 18519
    Financial Aids: 70%

    Swarthmore College:

    Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts school in Swarthmore, PA. It was founded in 1864 and is located just 11 miles from Philadelphia. The college has over 40 courses of study and approximately 93% of students live on campus. Swarthmore offers loan-free financial aid awards. First-year seminars are limited to 12 students. The school is a member of the Tri-College Consortium with Bryn Mawr and Haverford and students can cross-register for courses at the nearby University of Pennsylvania.

    Location: Pennsylvania
    Annual Fee: $ 60671
    Total Students Population: 1552
    Financial Aids: 62%

    Princeton University

    Chartered in 1746, Princeton University is one of the oldest colleges in the country. Nassau Hall, perhaps first among the historic buildings that adorn Princetonís 500-acre campus in Princeton, NJ, served as the nationís capital in 1783. Undergraduates may select from 34 academic departments. Nearly a dozen current faculty members are Nobel Prize recipients. Admitted students can defer their enrollment for a year to participate in community service work abroad through the Bridge Year program.

    Location: New Jersey
    Annual Fee: $ 55832
    Total Students Population: 7975
    Financial Aids: 60%

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the nationís premier technological institutions. Founded in 1861, MITís community includes 78 Nobel laureates, 53 National Medal of Science winners, 41 MacArthur Fellows and 27 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners. Located in Cambridge, MIT is part of an intellectual community that includes Harvard University and Wellesley College, a cross-registration partner.

    Location: Massachusetts
    Annual Fee: $ 59020
    Total Students Population: 11189
    Financial Aids: 85%

    Yale University

    Granted its charter in 1701, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the country and one of the top institutions in the world. Located in New Haven, CT, Yale academics are divided into Yale College (the undergraduate school), the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and 13 professional schools. The universityís library is one of the largest in the country and houses more than 12 million volumes

    Location: Connecticut
    Annual Fee: 61620
    Total Students Population: 11906
    Financial Aids: 62%

    Harvard University

    Founded in 1636, Harvard University was the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. Its history, influence and wealth hasnít stopped it from experimenting with new educational platforms, such as the MOOC edX, co-founded with nearby MIT. Harvardís faculty and alumni have won 47 Nobel Prizes and the school recently hired former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, to teach undergraduate courses.

    Location: Massachusetts
    Annual Fee: 59950
    Total Students Population: 28147
    Financial Aids: 77%

    Pomona College

    Pomona College is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, CA. Established in 1887, it is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of neighboring schools. The college offers 47 majors. Students can choose from approximately 650 classes at Pomona and over 2,200 classes offered through the consortium. Around 80% of students have taken a class at another Claremont school. Nearly all students live on campus.

    Location: California
    Annual Fee: $ 59950
    Total Students Population: 1607
    Financial Aids: 68%

    United States Military Academy

    In 1802, President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation that established the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. The academy is a coeducational, public liberal arts college where applicants must have a nomination from a member of Congress to be admitted. During the course of their education, students can choose from more than 40 majors. At the end of their matriculation, they earn a commission into the U.S. Army as 2nd Lieutenants.

    Location: New York
    Annual Fee: --
    Total Students Population: 4592
    Financial Aids: --

    Amherst College

    As one of the top small private liberal arts schools in the country, students frequently work one-on-one with faculty, who are among the nationís leading scholars and have received awards from National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Mellon Foundation, to name a few. Amherst, one of the few need-blind institutions, offers bachelor's degrees in 38 fields of study, with many students exploring their major further with a senior year thesis.

    Location: Massachusetts
    Annual Fee: $ 61544
    Total Students Population: 1817
    Financial Aids: 71%

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