Best colleges and graduate schools: 2021 ranking

Colleges and graduate schools (1 - 5)
Walter Cronkite SchoolSchool of Computer ScienceNicholas SchoolBarnard CollegeMIT School of ScienceSchool of Humanities and SciencesJohns Hopkins School of EducationSchool of International and Public AffairsPaul H. Nitze SchoolMandel School
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Walter Cronkite School
School of Computer Science
Nicholas School
Barnard College
MIT School of Science
School of Humanities and Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Education
School of International and Public Affairs
Paul H. Nitze School
Mandel School
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  • Facilities (69)
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General info
Academic staffNumber of academic staff. Data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.
Academic staffNumber of academic staff. Data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.31
282
144
375
300
643
67
270
94
51
Crime rate campusSource: university's official statistics, 2021.
Crime rate campusSource: university's official statistics, 2021.0.52%
0.02%
N.A.0.67%
0.94%
1.96%
0.13%
0.67%
0.13%
1.18%
EndowmentA financial endowment is a transfer of money and/or property donated to an institution. In the United States, the endowment is often integral to the financial health of educational institutions. Alumni or friends of institution sometimes contribute capital to the endowment. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
EndowmentA financial endowment is a transfer of money and/or property donated to an institution. In the United States, the endowment is often integral to the financial health of educational institutions. Alumni or friends of institution sometimes contribute capital to the endowment. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.0.5$ billion
0.99$ billion
5.6$ billion
7.6$ billion
10.15$ billion
17$ billion
2.59$ billion
7.6$ billion
2.59$ billion
1.61$ billion
Extracurricular activitiesA wide range of extracurricular activities, like sports, drama, choir classes, research trips, ect. shows that university supports not only academical interests of students but also their hobbies. Source: university's official website, 2021.
Extracurricular activitiesA wide range of extracurricular activities, like sports, drama, choir classes, research trips, ect. shows that university supports not only academical interests of students but also their hobbies. Source: university's official website, 2021.1014
265
456
N.A.450
687
460
N.A.460
138
LanguagesNumber of extra languages required on completion of the MBA. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
LanguagesNumber of extra languages required on completion of the MBA. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.1
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
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Admissions
Admission rateAn admission rate shows the percentage of applicants that was accepted by university. Low acceptance rate makes it difficult to get a place, but also can indicate the prestige and high education level. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Admission rateAn admission rate shows the percentage of applicants that was accepted by university. Low acceptance rate makes it difficult to get a place, but also can indicate the prestige and high education level. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.48%
6.8%
19%
21%
13%
6.6%
76%
39%
64%
81%
Average composite ACT scoreThe ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. The ACT score indicates how hard it is to get into a univeristy and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Average composite ACT scoreThe ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. The ACT score indicates how hard it is to get into a univeristy and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.22
31
32
33.5
33.5
32.5
31.5
33.5
31.5
31
Average SAT score in mathThe SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Average SAT score in mathThe SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.560
790
735
745
775
745
715
745
715
710
Enrolled studentsEnrolled students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Enrolled studentsEnrolled students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.1365
1574
2340
2390
2200
4449
1200
900
1020
331
Enrolled international studentsThe percentage of international students among all students show if the university is attractive abroad and the level of diversity. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Enrolled international studentsThe percentage of international students among all students show if the university is attractive abroad and the level of diversity. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.12%
35%
19%
10%
28.5%
32%
9%
50%
33%
16%
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Facilities
Dorm capacityThe number of students that can be hosted in dormitories. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Dorm capacityThe number of students that can be hosted in dormitories. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.13000
3523
5568
5200
3068
11339
2669
5200
2669
3700
Library collectionWith a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2021.
Library collectionWith a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2021.4530809
1042209
6340456
12311766
3105000
18075000
7552000
12311766
7552000
2850000
MuseumSource: university's official website, 2021.
MuseumSource: university's official website, 2021.
Number of museumsSource: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Number of museumsSource: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.3
N.A.2
N.A.2
1
4
N.A.4
2
Sports facilitiesSource: university's official website, 2021.
Sports facilitiesSource: university's official website, 2021.12
7
15
10
10
18
11
10
11
10
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Honors
Ivy League memberThe Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2021.
Ivy League memberThe Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2021.
Nobel laureats alumniThe total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2021.
Nobel laureats alumniThe total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2021.N.A.7
3
22
27
19
15
22
15
8
Nobel laureats staffSource: Nobel Prize's website, 2021.
Nobel laureats staffSource: Nobel Prize's website, 2021.3
11
4
60
51
36
21
60
21
7
Pulitzer Prize winnersThe Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. Source: http://www.pulitzer.org/, 2021.
Pulitzer Prize winnersThe Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. Source: http://www.pulitzer.org/, 2021.4
N.A.5
N.A.4
7
6
N.A.6
N.A.
Turing Award winnersThe ACM A.M. Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The Turing Award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer science and Nobel Prize of computing. Source: ACM A.M. Turing's website, 2021.
Turing Award winnersThe ACM A.M. Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The Turing Award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer science and Nobel Prize of computing. Source: ACM A.M. Turing's website, 2021.N.A.11
3
2
N.A.28
N.A.2
N.A.N.A.
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Tuition & Aid
Average financial aidA general amount of financial aid for students in millions of dollars. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Average financial aidA general amount of financial aid for students in millions of dollars. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.59.6$ million
19.9$ million
30.4$ million
28.1$ million
105.8$ million
180$ million
20.69$ million
28.1$ million
20.69$ million
68.47$ million
Grants per year per studentThe average amount of funding that is available for a student per academic year (grants, scholarships and/or financial aid given to eligible students). Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Grants per year per studentThe average amount of funding that is available for a student per academic year (grants, scholarships and/or financial aid given to eligible students). Source: university's official statistics, 2021.10 550.00$
23 332.00$
37 400.00$
37 608.00$
24 410.00$
34 497.00$
29 595.00$
37 608.00$
20 500.00$
24 904.00$
Tuition fee growth rateA lower growth rate for tuition fees indicates that the cost of studying at the university is not increasing too quickly year on year. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Tuition fee growth rateA lower growth rate for tuition fees indicates that the cost of studying at the university is not increasing too quickly year on year. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.2.9%
1.79%
3%
2.7%
3.5%
3.5%
7%
4.2%
3.4%
3.61%
Tuition fees per yearTuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to the annual fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Tuition fees per yearTuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to the annual fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.9 720.00$
41 000.00$
32 900.00$
44 300.00$
41 300.00$
42 690.00$
43 929.00$
47 012.00$
47 060.00$
39 950.00$
Tuition fees per year for international studentsTuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to a fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Tuition fees per year for international studentsTuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to a fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.22 319.00$
41 000.00$
32 900.00$
44 300.00$
41 300.00$
42 690.00$
43 929.00$
47 012.00$
47 060.00$
39 950.00$
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