List of Big Ten Universities in the US include: Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State and Indiana University. The University of Nebraska becomes a part of the Big Ten Conference in 2011.

According to the 2011 college ranking study conducted by U.S. News & World Report, Northwestern is the highest ranked institution among Big Ten Universities, rated 12th among the Best National Universities. MSU was ranked 79th nationally, while the University of Nebraska was ranked 104th. The ranking system takes into account various criteria including academic reputation, faculty resources, alumni giving statistics, among others.

Ranking Performance for Big Ten Universities:

1 Northwestern 12
2 Michigan 29
3 Wisconsin 45
4 Illinois 47
4 Penn State 47
6 Ohio State 56
6 Purdue 56
8 Minnesota 64
9 Iowa 72
10 Indiana 75
11 Michigan State 79
12 Nebraska 104
Source: U.S. News & World Report (2011)

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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