The 2015 “US News & World Report” college rankings are out today. So which university topped the ranking as the best national university? That would be…Princeton University. Coming in second is Harvard University followed by Yale University at #3, Columbia University, Stanford University, and University of Chicago in a tie for #4, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at #7, Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania at #8, the California Institute of Technology at #10, Dartmouth College at #11, Johns Hopkins University at #12, Northwestern University at #13, Washington University in St. Louis at #14, Cornell University at #15, Brown University, University of Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt University at #16, Rice University at #19, and the University of California – Berkeley at #20.
At #21 sit Emory University and Georgetown University followed by the University of California – Los Angeles and the University of Virginia at #23, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California at #25, Tufts University and Wake Forest University at #27, the University of Michigan at #29, and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill at #30. Boston College, New York University, the College of William & Mary, the University of Rochester, Brandeis University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of California – San Diego, Case Western Reserve University, the University of California – Davis, Lehigh University, and the University of California – Santa Barbara round out the top forty national universities in the 2015 “US News” ranking.
As for liberal arts colleges, Williams College claimed top prize followed by arch rival Amherst College. Coming in third is Swarthmore College followed by: Wellesley College, Bowdoin College, Pomona College, Middlebury College, Carleton College, Claremont McKenna College, Haverford College, Davidson College, Vassar College, the United States Naval Academy, Washington and Lee University, Colby College, Hamilton College, Harvey Mudd College, Wesleyan University, Bates College, Grinnell College, Smith College, Colgate University, Oberlin College, Macalester College, Scripps College, and the United States Military Academy.
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