Best Colleges Ranked 2017: Must-See Ranking of Best Universities

Best Colleges 2017

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The most important thing to recognize when it comes to lists that rank the best colleges and universities is that you can’t get into any of them, so don’t even try. The second most important thing to remember is that these rankings don’t necessarily mean that they’d be the best colleges for you… which is great because you wouldn’t get into them. So with those two things being said, allow us to present you with the US News and World Report‘s “Best Colleges Rankings.”

According to US News and World Report, the purpose of releasing the list is online traffic to “help students worldwide compare the academic quality of more than 1,800 U.S.-based schools.” In order to help break up the 1800 schools they studied, USN broke the different colleges and universities into different categories:

– National Universities
– National Liberal Arts Colleges
– National Universities (Public Schools)
– National Liberal Arts Colleges (Public Schools)

So without further ado, here’s what you wanted to see.

2017 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

National Universities

  1. Princeton University (NJ)
  2. Harvard University (MA)
  3. University of Chicago (IL) (tie)
  4. Yale University (CT) (tie)
  5. Columbia University (NY) (tie)
  6. Stanford University (CA) (tie)
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  8. Duke University (NC) (tie)
  9. University of Pennsylvania (tie)
  10. Johns Hopkins University (MD)

National Liberal Arts Colleges

  1. Williams College (MA)
  2. Amherst College (MA)
  3. Wellesley College (MA)
  4. Middlebury College (VT) (tie)
  5. Swarthmore College (PA) (tie)
  6. Bowdoin College (ME)
  7. Carleton College (MN) (tie)
  8. Pomona College (CA) (tie)
  9. Claremont McKenna College (CA) (tie)
  10. Davidson College (NC) (tie)

Top Public Schools

National Universities

  1. University of California—Berkeley
  2. University of California—Los Angeles (tie)
  3. University of Virginia (tie)
  4. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
  5. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

National Liberal Arts Colleges

  1. United States Naval Academy (MD)
  2. United States Military Academy (NY)
  3. United States Air Force Academy (CO)
  4. Virginia Military Institute
  5. New College of Florida
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