Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been leading the American best universities for the last four years. But this year it has been trampled by Stanford University; at least according to the opinion of those who work in finance industry. MIT was ranked the second best.
The list of these ten best colleges was arrive at following interviews with over 1,500 professionals with hiring experience. They were asked to rate the reputations of graduates from top universities across the country.
The results were then filtered to get responses only from those who work in the financial industry. Surprisingly the result is almost similar to that obtained by using other ranking techniques. The top schools remain the same. There are only slight variations in the other schools.
These are the top 10 universities in the U.S. according to those who work in the finance industry:
1. Stanford University scored an average of 4.08 out of 5.
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology scored an average of 3.96 out of 5.
3. Princeton University scored an average of 3.79 out of 5.
4. California Institute of Technology scored an average of 3.76 out of 5.
5. Harvard University scored an average of 3.72 out of 5.
6. University of Pennsylvania scored an average of 3.70 out of 5.
7. Yale University scored an average of 3.66 out of 5.
8. Columbia University scored an average of 3.61 out of 5.
9. University of Chicago scored an average of 3.57 out of 5.
10. Duke University scored an average of 3.56 out of 5.