US News & World Rankings 2021 names the best universities

If you are interested to study in USA, knowing the 2021 US News & World Rankings for the best universities and colleges could also catch your interest.

The New School had the highest proportion of international students while Elon University in North Carolina ranked among the highest for study abroad USA programs.

The overall rankings were based on criteria like:

  • Outcomes – 40%
  • Excellence – 7%
  • Faculty resources – 20%
  • Alumni giving – 3%
  • Financial resources – 10%

2 of this year’s rankings considered university internationalization more closely. One of them measured focused on study programs while the other measured international students as a proportion of the total student cohort.

US News 2021 Most International Students

With 31% of the international students, the New School, founded in 1919, had the highest proportion in that regard. The top 10 institutions in the US had an average proportion of 12.6%. This was revealed by the US News data.

Soka University of America was the national liberal arts college that had the highest number of international students with 45%. Suffolk University was the top with 20% in the regional university category.

This was also the second year consecutively in which US News & World Report ranked programs at colleges and universities that offered programs that are well-regarded in the areas of service-learning, study-abroad and other student-focused special programs.

US News 2021 Study Abroad Ranking

The top spot in this category was taken by Elon University. Next came NYU and Middlebury College. The fifth rank was taken by Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

Overall Rankings

In overall rankings, 5 campuses in the University of California were among the top 10 best public universities. All 9 campuses were in the top 40 list of Best Colleges 2021.

The University of Texas at Austin climbed to 42nd position in the national universities list. This was also the highest rank of the university since 1985. With the 13th rank nationally among public universities, this university is considered a top one for veterans.  The top 5 universities ranked nationally for 2021 are:

  • Princeton University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • MIT
  • Yale University

So, there you are! Check out this list and choose the institution you are interested in after learning more about it from sources available online.

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