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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2012 U.S. News College Rankings

U.S. News Logo U.S. News & World Report today released its 2012 College Rankings. Here are the Top 25 National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges (along with their 2009-2011 rankings):

2012

Rank

 

National Universities

2011

Rank

2010

Rank

2009

Rank

1

Harvard

1

1

1

1

Princeton

2

1

2

3

Yale

3

3

3

4

Columbia

4

8

8

5

Penn

5

4

6

5

Stanford

5

4

4

5

Cal-Tech

7

4

6

5

MIT

7

4

4

5

Chicago

9

8

8

10

Duke

9

10

8

11

Dartmouth

9

11

11

12

Northwestern

12

12

12

13

Johns Hopkins

13

14

15

14

Washington (St. Louis)

13

12

12

15

Cornell

15

15

14

15

Brown

15

16

16

17

Rice

17

17

17

17

Vanderbilt

17

17

18

19

Notre Dame

19

20

18

20

Emory

20

17

18

21

UC-Berkeley

22

21

21

22

Georgetown

21

23

23

23

Carnegie-Mellon

23

22

22

23

USC

23

26

27

25

UCLA

25

24

25

25

Virginia

25

24

23

25

Wake Forest

25

28

28

 

2012

Rank

 

Liberal Arts Colleges

2011

Rank

2010

Rank

2009

Rank

1

Williams

1

1

1

2

Amherst

2

2

1

3

Swarthmore

3

3

3

4

Pomona

6

6

6

5

Middlebury

4

4

5

6

Bowdoin

6

6

6

6

Wellesley

4

4

4

6

Carleton

8

8

8

9

Claremont-McKenna

11

11

11

10

Haverford

9

10

10

11

Davidson

8

8

9

12

Washington & Lee

14

14

17

12

Wesleyan

12

13

13

14

Vassar

12

11

11

14

U.S. Military Academy

16

14

14

14

U.S. Naval Academy

16

19

22

17

Hamilton

18

21

20

18

Harvey Mudd

18

14

14

19

Grinnell

18

14

14

19

Smith

14

18

18

21

Bates

21

25

25

21

Colgate

21

19

18

21

Colby College

23

22

24

24

Oberlin

23

22

20

25

Bryn Mawr

28

25

23

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Comments

I see that the college of the "dawg" coach, Coastal Carolina, made the list of the best values of regional colleges in the South. Does its professors give similar pep talks before tests?

Posted by: Woody | Sep 13, 2011 10:38:14 AM