MIT, Harvard, Stanford make up top 3 in latest QS World University Rankings; Cal Tech, Chicago crack top 10
In the 12th edition of the QS Worldwide University Rankings, three American schools sit atop the list. MIT and Harvard place in first and second, respectively, while Stanford is tied for third with Cambridge. Cal Tech rounds out the top 5, and a 10th-place finish for the University of Chicago means that half of the Top 10 schools are in the United States. American universities are known to produce many of the world's most innovative minds, and several studies show that their graduates are generally the most desirable to employers. In total, 157 US colleges cracked the 891-school ranking, the most of any country. However, the top of the list is incredibly geographically diverse, as universities from Britain, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia all crack the top 20.