Choosing the college is one of the most crucial and stressful decisions we make. The college must fit both the ambitions and the financial capacities of a family. So, we spend months trying to pick the right one. There are numerous rankings that sort out all the data for us.
Among the most widely read are QS World University Rankings, Shanghai Ranking, and THE World University Rankings. They publish the annual international rating of the universities and colleges. They also allow choosing a particular region to look up (Asia, Latin America, Europe, North America etc). For our infographic, we chose the international QS Ranking since it passed the IREG Ranking Audit. It uses the significant criteria: scientific and employer reputation, number of international faculty and students.
The infographic shows you the latest available information about the top-universities’ annual fee, the number of students and acceptance rate.
According to the infographic, the annual fee in these colleges varies between $47,000 and $52,500 and the competition is cutthroat. Although USA education system is quite expensive, it is also the most effective in the world. 11 of 20 top universities in the international rating are U.S. universities. It means that 10 universities represented above are among the best not only in America but worldwide.
It is important to remember that there are no all-inclusive rankings. Every of them concentrates on several particular criteria and shows some subjectivity. The best way to make an optimal decision is to define what you want to study. Thus, you can use lists filtered by the field of knowledge. Rankings by the subjects differ from the general one and offer more precise estimation. QS Ranking also has this option, which you can use here.