Special Report

The Most Innovative Universities In the World

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20. University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 106
> Most popular major: Engineering
> Acceptance rate: 63.9%
> Total student enrollment: 32,277

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19. Columbia University (New York, New York)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 107
> Most popular major: Social sciences
> Acceptance rate: 6.7%
> Total student enrollment: 30,135

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18. University of Minnesota (system-wide) (Minnesota)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 110
> Most popular major: Business
> Acceptance rate: N/A
> Total student enrollment: 66,793

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17. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 111
> Most popular major: Business
> Acceptance rate: 9.0%
> Total student enrollment: 26,552

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16. Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 122
> Most popular major: Social sciences
> Acceptance rate: 9.3%
> Total student enrollment: 22,603

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