Some highly ranked universities in the United States include Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton and Brown. Other highly ranked universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago and Columbia University.
Harvard University is consistently voted the best private university in the United States. Founded in 1636, it is America's oldest institution of higher learning. Not only is it the top college in the United States, it is also rated the number one university in the world.
Yale University was founded in 1701 in New Haven, Connecticut. The school is known for its excellent drama and music programs. The college consists of 13 professional schools including the top-ranked Law School and highly ranked School of Management, School of Medicine, School of Art and School of Nursing.
Columbia University is located in New York City. It was founded in 1754 is made up of three undergraduate schools - Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of General Studies. Columbia also administers the Pulitzer Prizes.
Founded in 1861, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, was created in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States. It has five schools and one college which contain a total of 32 departments, and is famous for research and education in the physical sciences and engineering.