MIT is considered to be a world leader in the science and technology fields, having produced industry leaders and world changers year on year.
Stanford is one of the most research-oriented universities in the world. Since 1952, more than 54 Stanford faculty, staff, and alumni have won the Nobel and Stanford has the largest number of Turing award winners for a single institution.
Carnegie Mellon is perhaps best known for its Computer Science Program. That said, it is the rare school that is both a top-notch technical school as well as a leader in the arts. Both mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. and artist Andy Warhol are CMU grads.
UC Berkeley is renowned for the rigorous academic standards of its undergraduate programs.
University of California, Berkeley
Atlanta, GA, USA
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology) is a technology-focused college in Atlanta, Ga, and one of the top research universities in the USA.