01.Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT is heavily focused on scientific and technological research. Divided into five schools, MIT has a highly ranked School of Engineering and School of Management (Sloan), as well as strong programs in economics, psychology, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics and mathematics. The MIT community is incredibly diverse with students coming from various backgrounds, across the country and around the world. Among academics, MIT allocates energy to over 500 student run organizations, 33 varsity sports, 18 intramural sports, 33 club sports, and over 60 music, theatre, visual arts, writing, and dance groups. MIT was usually known as the top engineering, science and technology university in the world, however their MBA Sloan program has come up as one of the top MBA programs in the world. MIT is located in Cambridge close to Harvard campus.Fees and tuition for 2020–21 cost US$67,430 per academic year, which includes housing and dining, books, and personal expenses. Financial aid is available and is claimed by 91 percent of undergraduate students. The school stresses that 72 percent of its undergraduate students currently graduate debt free
From medical research to clean water technology, sustainable energy, urban resiliency, Alzheimer’s, cancer and infectious disease are some of the innovations where MIT scholars have made an impact. In the academic year 2016–2017, MIT hosted 2,379 international scholars comprising of 75% men and 25% women from 96 countries. It is one of the top institutions that produced 95 Noble laureates, 59 National Medal of Science winners, 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners, 77 MacArthur Fellows and 15 A. M. Turing Award winners.
02.University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley has more than 1000 student run organizations to choose from ranging from political groups to engineering clubs. It has highly ranked engineering, business, education, and law schools.Founded in 1868, the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) is a public research university and the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. Approximately 13% of students pursue engineering at Berkeley, and a vast majority of students choose to do something science related.
Berkeley alumni, faculty and researchers include 99 Nobel laureates, 23 Turing Award winners, and 14 Pulitzer Prize winners. Faculty member J. R. Oppenheimer led the Manhattan project to create the first atomic bomb, while Berkeley’s Nobel laureate Ernest Lawrence invented the cyclotron, through which UC Berkeley scientists and researchers discovered 16 chemical elements
03.California Institute of Technology
It was established as a vocational school in 1891 and was known as Throop University. Today, it is globally recognized as Caltech due to its expertise in engineering and natural science. This university is authorized to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is associated with AAU, HHMI, and NASA (JPL).
Caltech’s campus has five institutes namely Beckman Institute, Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Rosen Bioengineering Center, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, and the Resnick Sustainability Institute. The Millikan Library is the highest building on the university campus. Apart from Pasadena, the institute also has its campuses in Louisiana, Hawaii, Switzerland, and Washington. Spread over 124 acres of land, Caltech has seven buildings that make for student and family residences on the campus. The university also maintains several athletic teams in basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, swimming, and fencing, for both men and women.
Caltech offers graduate, undergraduate and doctoral degree programs in mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer science, physics, and earth sciences. The academic structure of the university comprises six divisions namely Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Biology and Biological Engineering, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Engineering, and Applied Science. Currently, there are more than 1,285 graduate students in Caltech and about 948 students enrolled in undergraduate programs. There are around 3,900 employees at Caltech including alumni and non-alumni academic faculties. The university staff includes professors who are highly learned and expert in science and applied sciences.
Famous biochemist and author Linus Carl Pauling also graduated from this university. The alumni list also includes Mustafa A.G. Abushagur (former Deputy Prime Minister of Libya), Charles Gordon Fullerton (astronaut and air force colonel), Regina Dugan (first female director of DARPA), Arvind Virmani (Indian government’s former Chief Economic Adviser), Arati Prabhakar (DARPA’s 20th director), Arnold Orville Beckman ( inventor of pH meter), Gordon Earle Moore (American engineer and Intel Corporation’s co-founder).
04.Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
it has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that contribute to the American government, industry, and business, Georgia Tech is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with high research activity.t also plays a crucial part in the Georgia Research Alliance, which is a major part of Georgia State’s economic development strategy. This research institute along with diverse academic schools, departments, and over 100 interdisciplinary research units conducts research for industry and government. According to the university’s graduation report of Fall 2018, 84%of undergraduate students had been offered a job, and the average starting salary was $70,000.Gradually, the university started shifting its focus on advanced technological and scientific research. Georgia Institute of Technology has emerged as a national leader in managing the global shift from an industrial economy to an information economy. Being a part of the University System of Georgia, it has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France, Athlone, Ireland, Shenzen, China, and Singapore.
The ATDC was found in 1980 and is known to be the oldest technology incubator in the U.S. with more than $2 billion raised by 150 graduates. This university is constantly rated as a top-level university in the U.S. for the graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering, physical sciences, architecture, and planning.
05.Carnegie Mellon University – USA (CMU)
It was united in the year 1967 with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to establish Carnegie Mellon University. Now, it has transformed into international university granting degrees in various locations including the campus in Silicon Valley and as well as international campuses in Qatar, Africa and Australia.Mellon College of Science, College of Fine Arts, the School of Computer Science, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and Tepper School of Business. Carnegie Mellon University has five libraries namely the Hunt Library, Qatar Library, the Mellon Institute Library, the Roger Sorrells Science & Engineering Library and the Posner Center.
Student organization offers opportunities in the areas of social, media, sport, political, religious, cultural and academic. The university houses many art galleries including The Frame which is a fully devoted student gallery and Regina Gouger Miller Gallery that showcases the art of professional artists.