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list of universities in the USA

In the United States, there are several organizations responsible for accrediting universities and colleges. The most well-known accrediting organizations are the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). These organizations evaluate and recognize the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States.


Here are some of the most well-known and respected accredited universities in the United States, grouped by region:


Northeastern Region:

  • Harvard University

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • Yale University

  • Princeton University

  • Columbia University

  • Brown University

  • Dartmouth College

  • Cornell University

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • New York University


Southern Region:

  • Duke University

  • Emory University

  • Vanderbilt University

  • University of Virginia

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Rice University

  • Tulane University

  • University of Miami

  • University of Florida


Midwestern Region:

  • University of Chicago

  • Northwestern University

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Ohio State University

  • Purdue University

  • University of Minnesota

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Indiana University Bloomington

  • Michigan State University


Western Region:

  • Stanford University

  • University of California, Berkeley

  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Washington

  • University of Arizona

  • University of Utah

  • University of Colorado Boulder

  • University of Oregon

Again, please note that this list is not comprehensive and there are many other accredited universities in the United States. Additionally, accreditation can be specific to certain programs or schools within a university, so it is important to research the accreditation status of individual programs you are interested in.

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