Special Report

The Most Innovative Universities In the World

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5. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 185
> Most popular major: Biological and biomedical sciences
> Acceptance rate: 11.1%
> Total student enrollment: 28,890

4. The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 207
> Most popular major: Business
> Acceptance rate: 32.0%
> Total student enrollment: 50,476

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3. Stanford University (Stanford, California)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 229
> Most popular major: Engineering
> Acceptance rate: 5.2%
> Total student enrollment: 15,953

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2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 383
> Most popular major: Engineering
> Acceptance rate: 7.3%
> Total student enrollment: 11,254

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1. University of California (system-wide) (California)
> No. of U.S. utility patents granted, 2020: 597
> Most popular major: Social sciences
> Acceptance rate: 64.6%
> Total student enrollment: 294,536

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