2008 rankings as per Times Higher Education. The top 10 clearly shows no significant change in the past couple of years. Read on…

Top American Universities:

1.       Harvard University

2.       Yale University

3.       California Institute of Technology

4.       University of Chicago

5.       Massachusetts Institute of Technology

6.       Columbia University

7.       University of Pennsylvania

8.       Princeton University

9.       Duke University

10.   Johns Hopkins University

11.   Cornell University

12.   Stanford University

13.   University of Michigan

14.   Carnegie Mellon University

15.   Brown University

16.   University of California at Los Angeles

17.   Northwestern University

18.   University of California at Berkeley

19.   New York University

20.   Boston University

21.   Dartmouth University

22.   University of Wisconsin at Madison

23.   University of California at San Diego

24.   University of Washington

25.   Washington University at St. Louis

26.   Emory University

27.   University of Texas at Austin

28.   University of Illinois

29.   Rice University

30.   Georgia Institute of Technology

31.   University of Minnesota

32.   University of California at Davis

33.   Case Western Reserve University

34.   University of Virginia

35.   University of Pittsburgh

36.   University of California at Santa Barbara

37.   Purdue University

38.   Vanderbilt University

39.    University of North Carolina

40.   University of Southern California

41.   Pennsylvania State University

42.   Georgetown University

43.   University of Rochester

44.   Ohio State University

45.   University of Maryland

46.   Stony Brook University

47.   University of California at Irvine

48.   Texas A&M University

49.   University of Arizona

50.   Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey