Top 40 Universities Of USA 2021 | Admission Requirements For Undergraduate

Education | 2021-01-18 11:58:29.0 | By Melsham Mishra

Dreaming to get enrolled in the top universities of the US? Persistently pursuing your big aims and goals?

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There are a lot of universities in the USA holding top positions not only in the US but also in the world ranking. These universities are top-notch in their education and their degrees are of great value. The colleges and institutions of these universities are equally reputed and are highly ranked.

Every year these universities attract thousands of students from various parts of the world. These universities persistently snatch their ranks and continue dispersing their great education platforms in the medical fields, oil and gas fields, law fields, and business fields.

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But is getting enrolled in one of these universities competitive?

No doubt, it is not easy to get your degrees from these universities. But it is not that hard either. There needs to be a strong collaboration of patience, persistence, and confidence to get admitted to one of these universities.

Won't believe that you will get enrolled in these universities?

Oftentimes, optimism plays a great role when you are in doubt. Not everyone aims to have a degree from renowned universities as they are comparatively competitive and tough. But if you are the one aiming towards it then, here are some of the requirements of these top universities that you need to address.

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Note: These universities have been ranked according to the data of U.S. News.

Best Universities Of USA And Their Requirements

1.Princeton University



Princeton University holds the top position in the best universities in the US. It is a private university in Princeton, New Jersey. It was founded in 1746 and is one of the oldest universities in the US.

Requirements and How To Apply

1. Submit

- A Completed Application

- Princeton's Supplement

- Application Fee or Fee Waiver

- Graded Written Paper

2. Request

- School Report (SR)

- Transcript - Official transcript, must be sent through the school

- Counselor Recommendation

- Two (2) Teacher Recommendations - From two of the teachers from high school with whom courses were taken.

3. Report

- The respective year application cycle

- SAT or ACT

- SAT Subject Tests

- TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores


2.Harvard University


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Harvard University is the second top university in the US. It is a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was established in 1636 and is one of the oldest universities in the US. It is also one of the most renowned universities in the world.

Requirements and How To Apply

For First-Year Students:

Must submit:

- Common Application

- Harvard College Questions for the Common Application

- $75 fee

- ACT or SAT* (with or without writing)

- 2 SAT Subject Tests

Optional:

- AP or other examination results

- School Report and high school transcript

- Teacher Report (2)

- Midyear School Report

- Final School Report


3.Columbia University



Columbia University is another top university in the US that is well known all around the world. It is a privately owned university and is located in New York City, New York. It was founded in 1754 and

Requirements and How To Apply

For Engineering First-Year Students:

Application

Must include:

- Autobiographical information

- Achievements, activities, employment, and summer activities

- Personal essay

Secondary School Report

- Official high school transcript

- One recommendation from a high school counselor

- Completed Mid-Year Report

Standardized tests

- SAT or ACT

- English proficiency examination score, if needed

Teacher Recommendations

- Must be from high school teachers who taught in the class

- For engineering majors, at least one must be from a math or science teacher


4.Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a world-renowned university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Every year, MIT attracts large numbers of national and international students from different countries.

Requirements and How To Apply

1. Application

- General information

- Essays

- Activities

- Academics

2. Letters of Recommendations

- Two letters of recommendation

- One must be from a math or science teacher

- One must be from humanity, social science, or language teacher

3. Secondary School Report (SSR)

4. High school transcript


5.Yale University


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Yale University is another top-ranked university in the US. It is a privately owned university located in New Haven, Connecticut.

Requirements and How To Apply

First-Year Application Process

- Application

- Essay

- Activities- all activities including community engagement, leadership positions, and any other

- Interview - Not compulsory but stands out

- Recommendations- Teachers, not necessarily the ones who taught

- Supplementary Materials

- Transcript and Testing


6.Stanford University



Stanford University is a privately owned university located in Stanford, California. Founded in 1885, Stanford University is a world-renowned university.

Requirements and How To Apply

- Checklist

- Application Essays

- Standardized Testing

- - ACT or SAT (Writing/Essay not required

- - TOEFL

- Transcripts

- School Forms

- Interviews - optional

- Arts Portfolio - optional


7.The University of Chicago



The University of Chicago is another top-ranked university in the US. It is a private university and is located in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1890 and has over 16000 students currently enrolled.

Requirements and How To Apply

- Application for Admission

- Supplement Essays

- Secondary School Report (SSR)

- Transcripts

- Two Recommendation Letters- From teachers who taught

- Midyear Report

- Test (Optional)


8.University of Pennsylvania


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The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 and is a privately owned university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Requirements and How To Apply

Comprehensive Review

High School Preparation

Specialized Degree Programs

Testing

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendation Letters

Essays

Interviews

Supplementary Materials


9.California Institute of Technology



Located in Pasadena, California, the California Institute of Technology holds ninth position in the top-ranked universities of the US.

Requirements and How To Apply

- Common Application

- Supplemental Application Essays

- $75 application fee

- Standardized test scores

- Teacher evaluations

- Academic transcripts

- TOEFL scores


10.Johns Hopkins University


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Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 and is a private research university. It is located in Baltimore, Maryland is one of the well-known universities in the US.

Requirements and How To Apply

- Application and Supplement

- Secondary School Report (SSR)

- Two Teacher Evaluations

- SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

- Mid-year Report

Other top universities of the US are listed below.


11.Northwestern University




12.Duke University




13.Dartmouth College




14.Brown University




15.Vanderbilt University




16.Rice University




17.Washington University in St. Louis




18.Cornell University




19.University of Notre Dame




20.University of California--Los Angeles




21.Emory University




22.University of California-Berkeley




23.Georgetown University




24.University of Michigan--Ann Arbor




25.University of Southern California




26.Carnegie Mellon University




27.University of Virginia




28.University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill




29.Wake Forest University




30.New York University




31.Tufts University




32.University of California--Santa Barbara




33.University of Florida




34.University of Rochester




35.Boston College




36.Georgia Institute of Technology




37.University of California--Irvine




38.University of California--San Diego




39.University of California--Davis




40.William & Mary




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