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Monday, September 14, 2020

2021 U.S. News College Rankings

US NewsU.S. News & World Report has released its 2021 College Rankings. Here are the Top 25 National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges:

Rank

National Universities

1

Princeton

2

Harvard

3

Columbia

4

MIT

4

Yale

6

Chicago

6

Stanford

8

Penn

9

Cal-Tech

9

Johns Hopkins

9

Northwestern

12

Duke

13

Dartmouth

14

Brown

14

Vanderbilt

16

Rice

16

Washington (St. Louis)

18

Cornell

19

Notre Dame

20

UCLA

21

Emory

22

UC-Berkeley

23

Georgetown

24

Michigan  

24

USC

Pepperdine is ranked #49.

Prior Years' U.S. News National University Rankings:

2021 U.S. News Liberal Arts College Rankings:

Rank

Liberal Arts Colleges

1

Williams

2

Amherst

3

Swarthmore

4

Pomona

4

Wellesley

6

Bowdoin

6

Claremont McKenna

6

U.S. Naval Academy

9

Carleton

9

Hamilton

9

Middlebury

9

Washington & Lee

13

Grinnell

13

Vassar

15

Colby

15

Davidson

15

Haverford

15

Smith

15

U.S. Military Academy

20

Colgate

20

Wesleyan

22

Barnard

22

Bates

22

Richmond

25

Colorado College

25

Harvey Mudd

Prior Years' U.S. News Liberal Arts College Rankings:

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Comments

Can someone explain what a liberal arts college is and why they're ranked separately?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 14, 2020 10:46:06 AM

Obligatory reminder that when Caltech became #1 sometime in the 90s, USNWR immediately changed the methodology to ensure it would never happen again. The ratings are just ad hoc garbage with a completely nonsensical methodology; the tragedy is that grad schools & employers take them seriously.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Sep 14, 2020 12:58:44 PM

UT: "The ratings are just ad hoc garbage with a completely nonsensical methodology."

This should be easy for the genius troll to substantiate. Will he cite the methodology that he criticizes? Since that's the bare minimum effort, probably not...

Posted by: MM Classic | Sep 14, 2020 7:35:20 PM

Hi MM,

Once again, it's not my job to spoonfeed you information that ANYONE remotely involved or interested in higher education has known about for years. But I'm pretty sure you can find their methodology (such as it is), you know, on their webpage. Or in their physical copies. If you don't know how to find their webpage, ask the nearest adult. Best of luck!

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Sep 16, 2020 7:55:33 PM

UT: "It's not my job to spoonfeed you information."

Spoonfed? I can feed myself quite well. Apparently, you can't even provide a link or even one-sentence description, the absolute minimum a presumably educated adult is expected to do in real life when making a claim.

So easily triggered. Leftists spend more time making excuses than it would actually take them to shows a bit of knowledge. Which for some reason they go out of their way to avoid doing.

And they call the rest of America ignorant...

Posted by: MM Classic | Sep 21, 2020 7:11:56 PM

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