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QS System Strength Rankings 2016: #1 – United States

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Long a key player in international education, the United States remains home to many of the world’s top universities, with over 150 entrants in the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16. Even a quick glance at the ranking will demonstrate this – out of the world’s top 10 universities, five can be found in the US.

As well as continued investment in academic excellence, the US is known for its scholarship opportunities, as well as other government programs designed to aid access to higher education. It is not surprising, then, that the country remains a popular choice among prospective students worldwide.

The brand new QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings puts the US in first place. But what are the four factors used to make this assessment, and what do they mean for you? Click through the slideshow below to find out!

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Written by Joseph Birdsey
Jo is part of QS's social media team. He also writes content for the site, and holds a BA English degree from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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