QS Releases Its U.S. University Ranking for 2020: Harvard, Stanford, and MIT Remain on Top

IBL News | New York

Despite moving online or not during the pandemic, college rankings move forward with their evaluations. Last week, the publisher of the QS World University Rankings released its American list.

According to this organization, the methodology evaluated how well universities are responding to the social, intellectual, and economic challenges, along with their effort to support the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development goals. “Universities are ranked according to their research performance and career outcomes as well as a range of indicators evaluating each institution’s social impact and attempts to foster excitability,” added QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the London-based publisher of the ranking, in a press release.

Harvard University appears as America’s top university, ahead of Stanford University (2nd) and MIT (3rd).

“On average, Harvard produces America’s most impactful research and most employable graduates,” said QS. “Five American colleges achieve perfect scores: Yale University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, and Brown University.”

  1. Harvard University
  2. Stanford University
  3. MIT
  4. University of California, Berkeley
  5. Columbia University
  6. University of California, Los Angeles
  7. Yale University
  8. University of Pennsylvania
  9. Princeton University
  10. Cornell University
  11. NYU
  12. University of Chicago
  13. Duke University
  14. Johns Hopkins University
  15. University of Southern California
  16. Northwestern University
  17. Carnegie Mellon University
  18. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  19. Caltech
  20. Brown University
  21. Boston University
  22. Rice University
  23. Georgetown University
  24. University of Washington
  25. University of Texas at Austin> Complete Ranking

“As the global graduate jobs market becomes even more competitive, our research suggests that students are placing a greater emphasis on this information. With the pandemic further disrupting the graduate employment market, we predict that concern about the relationship between education and employability will intensify,” said Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS.