U.S. University Rankings: Best Worldwide & Best Buys

U.S. University Rankings: Best Worldwide & Best Buys

, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, releases its list of the top 100 World Universities annually. According to their website this not-for-profit organization, which was founded in 2003, uses a combination of research indicators and opinion-based surveys to compile their annual list. Alumni, faculty, research and education quality are all figured into the mix using complex statistical formulas. You can read more about the Center for World University Rankings' methodology here. Among the U.S. schools that made this year's list: University of California, Berkeley Yale University University of Pennsylvania University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign University of Texas, Austin University of Washington, Seattle Rutgers University University of Minnesota Ohio State University University of Florida University of California, Irvine Arizona State University University of Arizona Indiana University State University of New York, Stony Brook Rice University Georgia Institute of Technology If you're wondering which U.S. school will fit your budget, The Fiske Guide to Colleges: Best Buys of 2014 list has just been released. The Fiske Guide, which was founded by Edward B. Fiske, has been around for over 25 years. Mr. Fiske served as the education editor of The New York Times for 17 years. Every year he compiles this college guide which is only available in book form. The Fiske Guide to Colleges is written primarily for students from the U.S., Great Britain and Canada but from a cost-of-tuition perspective it can be useful to international students. Just be sure to check with each individual school that you're interested in for their international student policies. The 2014 Best Buys list includes: University of Florida Georgia Institute of Technology University of Iowa University of Oregon State University of New York, Geneseo University of Texas, Austin   [caption id="attachment_1971" align="alignleft" width="174"] The Study in the USA International Student Guide[/caption] But remember, the most important thing to consider when choosing a college or university is whether it's the right choice for your needs. Study in the USA helps each individual student find the school that's right for their particular situation. For a comprehensive guide to U.S. higher education from the perspective of an international student get The Study in the USA International Student Guide, which is available from iTunes and Amazon. If you have any questions about U.S. schools or on how you can Study in the United States, please visit our Advisors page or our Facebook page. For breaking news about U.S. education, please visit our Twitter page. And if you'd just like to look at some fun images of students, schools and U.S. and international culture check out our Pinterest and Instagram pages. We're also on Google+.