The 2012 “US News & World Report” rankings of national universities is out. So which university or, rather, universities top the list? That answer would be…Harvard University in a tie with Princeton University. Placing in third is Yale University followed in fourth place by Columbia University and the University of Chicago. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology placed sixth in a tie with Stanford University and Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania followed behind in a tie for eighth. Placing tenth is the California Institute of Technology in a tie with Dartmouth College.
After Dartmouth and Caltech comes Northwestern University in the twelve spot, Johns Hopkins University in the thirteen spot, and Washington University in St. Louis in the fourteen spot. Brown University and Cornell University, two Ivy League colleges, tied for fifteenth. Yikes? Rice University and Vanderbilt placed seventeenth, while Emory placed twentieth. Georgetown University and the University of California – Berkeley placed twenty-first, while Carnegie Mellon University placed twenty-third. Rounding out the top twenty-five are the University of Southern California and the University of Virginia in the twenty-fourth slot.
So Harvard and Princeton claim the top spot and six Ivy League universities rank in the top ten, with two others (Brown and Cornell) rounding out the top fifteen. What do you think about this year’s rankings? Do you notice any schools on the rise or on the decline? Let us know your thoughts on the “US News” national university rankings by posting below! And, while you’re here, check out our Ivy League Admissions Statistics.