U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2011


Harvard takes the top spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2011(Image Source)

US News and World Report has released it’s always eagerly anticipated Best Colleges rankings for 2011, and probably not surprisingly it’s Harvard in the top spot this year. Harvard was also in the top spot in the US News and World Report 2010 rankings, but it had to share with Princeton. This year it holds the honor alone.

Rounding out the top ten were Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Penn, Cal Tech, MIT, Dartmouth, and Duke.

US News and World Report ranks liberal arts colleges separately, and it’s top five there were Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, Middlebury, and Wellesley. Williams was also number one in 2010.

US News and World Report shuffled their rankings this year by weighing graduation rate a little more heavily. This caused MIT and Cal Tech to drop slightly, and explains Columbia moving from 8th to 4th.

Cal-Berkeley was the highest rated public school, coming in at number 22.

To check out the rest of US News and World Report’s 2011 Best Colleges, click here.

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