2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges

National Universities-Top 5

1. Princeton University (NJ)

2. Harvard University (MA)

3. University of Chicago (tie)

3. Yale University (CT) (tie)

5. Columbia University (NY) (tie)

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tie)

5. Stanford University (CA) (tie)

National Liberal Arts Colleges–Top 5

1. Williams College (MA)

2. Amherst College (MA)

3. Bowdoin College (ME) (tie)

3. Swarthmore College (PA) (tie)

3. Wellesley College (MA) (tie)

Top Public Schools

National Universities-Top 5

1. University of California—Berkeley (tie)

1. University of California—Los Angeles (tie)

3. University of Virginia

4. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

5. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

National Liberal Arts Colleges–Top 5

1. United States Military Academy (NY)

2. United States Naval Academy (MD)

3. United States Air Force Academy (CO)

4. Virginia Military Institute

5. St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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