“Forbes” has released its 2013 best colleges ranking and we’ve got the annual results for you. Claiming the title this year is…Stanford University. Following Stanford comes Pomona College (yes, you read this correctly), Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Swarthmore College, United States Military Academy, Harvard University, Williams College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology rounds out the top ten.
Then comes the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Amherst College, the University of Chicago, Duke University, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, the California Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Bowdoin College, Washington and Lee University, University of California – Berkeley, Wellesley College, the University of Notre Dame, and Tufts University rounds out the top twenty-five.
Who should follow Tufts but Georgetown University, Vassar College, the United States Naval Academy, the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, the United States Air Force Academy, Davidson College, Rice University, the University of California – Los Angeles, Boston College, Colgate University, Vanderbilt University, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College, Middlebury College, Carnegie Mellon University, Haverford College, the College of William and Mary, Carleton College, Johns Hopkins University, Hamilton College, Lafayette College, Colby College, and Oberlin College rounds out the top fifty in the “Forbes” ranking.
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