“Money,” a publication of “Time, Inc.” has published a piece that rank the best universities for your money. So which university tops “Money’s” list? The very same university that tops “US News & World Report’s” list for best universities in America, Princeton University. For those not familiar with college rankings, the rankings published by “US News & World Report” are considered, well, the kingpin of the rankings. So, Princeton, you’ve done it again.
But the universities that follow Princeton on “Money’s” list aren’t necessarily among our nation’s most elite universities and they may surprise some of our readers — and lead us to question “Money’s” methodology, which can be found here. Placing second on “Money’s” list is CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College. This might be the only ranking in the world that places Baruch right behind Princeton. Placing third is the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, one of our nation’s most prestigious — if not the most prestigious — public universities. University of California – Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University round out the top five, followed by UC Irvine, MIT, UC Davis, and Harvard.
In all, six Ivy League schools placed in the top fifty within the 2017 “Money” best universities for your money ranking. The two schools that didn’t make the top fifty? Cornell University and Brown University. We invite your discussion.