Special Report

The Most Innovative Universities In the World

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25. Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 87
> Most popular major: Engineering
> Acceptance rate: 10.7%
> Total student enrollment: 23,620

24. University of Maryland-College Park (College Park, Maryland)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 88
> Most popular major: Social sciences
> Acceptance rate: 51.0%
> Total student enrollment: 40,709

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23. University of Washington (system-wide) (Washington)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 91
> Most popular major: Social sciences
> Acceptance rate: N/A
> Total student enrollment: 59,817

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22. University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 99
> Most popular major: Social sciences
> Acceptance rate: 7.3%
> Total student enrollment: 17,834

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21. Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 105
> Most popular major: Engineering
> Acceptance rate: 30.3%
> Total student enrollment: 11,465

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