“US News & World Report” has ranked Princeton University and Dartmouth College at the top of the list for undergraduate teaching. What other universities made the list, you ask? In fifteenth is Stanford University. In thirteenth is Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. In eighth is the University of Notre Dame, the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (really?), the University of Chicago, the University of California – Berkeley, and Duke University. In sixth is the University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary. In fourth is Yale University and Brown University. In third is Miami University – Oxford (really, again?). And then come this year’s winners – Dartmouth and Princeton.
According to “US News & World Report” on the topic of best undergraduate teaching, “Many colleges have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates instead of graduate-level research. Based on a survey conducted in spring 2012, all the schools on these lists are ones that received the most votes from top college administrators as paying a particular focus on undergraduate teaching.” Are you curious as to how the University of Maryland – Baltimore County and Miami University – Oxford managed to make this list? They’re not the usual company for the other highly selective colleges. Why do you think they made the cut?
Do you think another school should have been on the list for having excellent undergraduate teaching? Was your school left off? Let us know your thoughts on this ranking by posting below!