Best US Universities for International Students

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 22/07/2022 | 17:30

It can be challenging to figure out where you will go for your university education. If you’re an international student looking to spend some time at a top-ranked US university, then keep reading! We’ll help you figure out which universities offer degrees that will be recognized around the world, as well as those that have been ranked high on lists like Forbes’, US News & World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings for 2019 (these two rankings tend to vary greatly), and QS World University Rankings 2020 (QS has been known for giving more weighting towards academic reputation).


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1861 and is ranked first in the world for engineering and technology. The school also ranks first in the world for natural sciences, chemistry, economics/business, and computer science. This is the perfect place to go if you want to get into one of these careers.

Harvard University

If you want to study in the United States and be part of one of the best universities, you should consider Harvard University.

Harvard is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and has been simply called “The Best College In The World” by Forbes magazine on several occasions.

It’s no surprise that Harvard has been regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious universities since its founding in 1636 by clergyman John Harvard, who wanted to establish an institution where students could receive instruction based on their own motivation rather than financial need or social status. To this day, these values remain integral parts of Harvard’s mission statement: “To educate citizens who will promote justice, serve society, conserve natural resources responsibly.”

Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the former colonial-era College of New Jersey (along with Rutgers University—New Brunswick and Princeton University—Bartlett) that was reorganized as a public university by the New Jersey Legislature in 1956. Its campus is spread across three municipalities: Princeton itself and two adjoining townships (East Windsor Township and Cranbury Township). Along with Harvard College and Yale University, Princeton has been described as one of the most successful universities in modern American history. Its founding resulted in the creation of more colleges than any other institution in American history.

Stanford University

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California.

Known for its academic strength, wealth, and proximity to Silicon Valley, Stanford has been ranked as one of the world’s top universities. Its faculty includes 46 Nobel laureates, and it attracts more than $1 billion in research grants each year.

Although Stanford is not quite as selective as Harvard or Yale (the acceptance rate is 5%), it still ranks among the most selective institutions in America. More than 99% of those who apply are declined admission to the school – but if you get accepted, you can look forward to attending one of the best universities on Earth for four years!

Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League and was established to train clergy for the Congregationalist Church; it evolved into a modern research university by 1886. Yale’s undergraduate program has an enrollment of 5,300, and its total student body numbers around 21,000, making it one of the largest universities in New England.

Brown University

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university located in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in New England, the third-oldest in the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. It bears the name of Captain Nicholas Brown, who gave his fortune to establish the College for poor children in 1764.

But you will truly know which of these universities are the right match for you after you’ve visited them yourself. We recommend you [apply online for a US ESTA] in order to enter the US and take tours around the campuses. This travel authorization allows you to visit the US for short trips. Once you’re sure which institution you want to enroll in, you can apply for a student visa directly at the embassy.

We hope this list has given you some idea of where to start your search!



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