Forbes Ranks Best Colleges In US

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Students will soon be on their way back to campus, and Forbes has just published of the best colleges and universities in the country.

Forbes is out with its annual rankings of the top US colleges, and Williams College of Massachusetts is in the No. 1 spot for the second straight year. At $55,000, “a Williams education is certainly not cheap, but the 2,000 undergraduates here have among the highest four-year graduation rates in the country, win loads of prestigious national awards like Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, and are often rewarded with high-paying careers,” writes Michael Noer.

  • Top five: Williams College, Princeton, West Point, Amherst College, and Stanford.
  • Ivy League: Only Princeton and Harvard (6) crack the top 10. The others: Yale (14), Brown (21), Dartmouth (30), Columbia (42), Cornell (51), and Penn (52).
  • Top public schools: University of Virginia (46), College of William and Mary (49), and UCLA (55)
How did Texas schools rank? Rice University in Houston is the highest ranking school in Texas, coming in at 28.  No other Texas schools landed in the top 100. University of Dallas (103) is the best school in North Texas. Here’s how some of your favorite Texas schools did:
  • Southern Methodist University (126)
  • Texas A&M (178)
  • University of Texas at Austin (185)
  • Baylor University (276)
  • Texas Christian University (277)
  • University of Texas at Dallas (293)
  • Texas Tech (423)
  • University of Texas at Arlington (600)
  • University of North Texas (613)
For the full list of America’s Best Colleges, CLICK HERE.

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