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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

2018 U.S. News College Rankings

US NewsU.S. News & World Report today released its 2018 College Rankings. Here are the Top 25 National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges (along with their 2015-2017 rankings):

2018

Rank

 

National Universities

2017

Rank

2016

Rank

2015

Rank

1

Princeton

1

1

1

2

Harvard

2

2

2

3

Chicago

3

3

4

3

Yale

3

3

3

5

Columbia

5

4

4

5

MIT

7

7

7

5

Stanford

5

4

4

8

Penn

8

9

9

9

Duke

8

8

8

10

Cal-Tech

12

10

10

11

Dartmouth

11

12

11

11

Johns Hopkins

10

10

12

11

Northwestern

12

12

13

14

Brown

14

14

16

14

Cornell

15

15

15

14

Rice

15

18

19

14

Vanderbilt

15

16

17

18

Notre Dame

15

18

18

18

Washington (St. Louis)

19

15

15

20

Georgetown

20

21

21

21

Emory

20

21

21

21

UC-Berkeley

20

20

20

21

UCLA

24

23

23

21

USC

23

22

25

25

Carnegie Mellon

24

23

25

25

Virginia

24

26

23

Pepperdine is ranked #46 (tied with Lehigh, Miami, UC-Davis, Villanova, and Wisconsin).

2018

Rank

 

Liberal Arts Colleges

2017

Rank

2016

Rank

2015

Rank

1

Williams

1

1

1

2

Amherst

2

2

2

3

Bowdoin

6

5

4

3

Swarthmore

4

3

3

3

Wellesley

3

4

4

6

Middlebury

4

4

7

6

Pomona

7

4

5

8

Carleton

7

8

8

8

Claremont McKenna

9

9

8

10

Davidson

9

9

11

10

Washington & Lee

11

14

14

12

Colby

12

19

15

12

Colgate

12

19

22

12

Harvey Mudd

12

14

15

12

Smith

12

12

8

12

U.S.Military Academy

19

22

24

12

Vassar

12

12

11

18

Grinnell

19

19

19

18

Hamilton

12

14

15

18

Haverford

12

12

8

21

U.S. NavalAcademy

12

9

13

21

Wesleyan

21

14

16

23

Bates

 

25

19

23

Colorado

24

25

 

23

Richmond

 

 

 

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Comments

Woodrow Wilson's revenge.

Posted by: mike livingston | Sep 13, 2017 3:57:10 AM

Is the name "Lee" in Washington & Lee that of a certain Civil War character whose full name I shall not utter here for fear of Molotov cocktails? If so, how long before they are forced to change their institutional name, one wonders?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 13, 2017 9:40:55 AM

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