New College Rankings: An Ivy Deadheat Harvard, Princeton top universities list By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Sep 13, 2011 2:34 PM CDT 7 comments Comments Harvard University students walk through the campus. (Getty Images) (Newser) – US News and World Report has released its latest college rankings, and it’s full of the usual suspects, with Harvard, Princeton, and Yale topping the list; not much has changed since last year. Among liberal arts colleges, Williams, Amherst, and Swarthmore lead the pack. The magazine also presents its best universities in the world: The UK is on top, with Cambridge at No. 1, followed by Harvard and Yale (don’t ask us why Yale beats Princeton worldwide but not nationally). The top 10 national universities: 1. Harvard University (tie) 1. Princeton University (tie) 3. Yale University 4. Columbia University 5. California Institute of Technology (tie) 5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tie) 5. Stanford University (tie) 5. University of Chicago (tie) 5. University of Pennsylvania (tie) 10. Duke Click through for the full list.