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Princeton has claimed the top spot in this year’s “US News” college rankings.

It’s that time of year again! The all-important “US News” college rankings are out. And who claimed the crown this year? Princeton University has claimed the title, outdueling Harvard University. Harvard finished second. In third is Yale University followed by Columbia University at #4. Placing fifth are Stanford University and the University of Chicago. Coming in seventh are Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Pennsylvania. The California Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College rounded out the top ten of the “US News” college rankings.

Following Caltech and Dartmouth are Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern University at #12. Then comes Brown University and Washington University in St. Louis at #14. Cornell University placed sixteenth, Vanderbilt University seventeenth, Rice University and the University of Notre Dame eighteenth, and Emory University, Georgetown University, and the University of California – Berkeley all placed twentieth.

Are you surprised by any of the universities in the top twenty? Do you think a university should be higher or lower in the “US News” college rankings? If so, let us know your thoughts on the topic by posting a Comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Plato says:

    How does Stanford make the top ten? Everyone knows Stanford has a shallow, inferior, politically correct undergraduate education.

    Even Stanford students admit the school offers a poor education:
    http://www.stanforddaily.com/2013/05/20/bring-back-western-civ/

    Aaron Schwartz summed it up best when he told why he dropped out of Stanford: “I didn’t find [Stanford] a very intellectual atmosphere, since most of the other kids seemed profoundly unconcerned with their studies.”

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