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'America's Best College' Is Named

Harvard tops list in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings

(Newser) - "Hidden gems" emerge in an annual ranking of US colleges, a collaboration between the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, though the school taking the top spot for a second year in a row is far from hidden—it's called Harvard. Factoring in resources, engagement, environment, and... More »

New College Rankings Are Out

Princeton is at the top again

(Newser) - US News and World Report is out with its annual rankings of the nation's colleges, and Princeton reigns supreme for the sixth straight year. For that matter, Williams College is tops in the liberal arts category for the 14th straight year, and Berkeley among public universities for the... More »

America's Best Colleges

Princeton tops annual list from Forbes

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the nation's best bang-for-your-buck colleges, with its rankings based on five criteria: post-graduate success, student satisfaction, debt, graduation rate, and competitive awards. The top five: More »

Cambridge Named Best University ... Again

Harvard takes second, MIT third, and Yale fourth

(Newser) - For all the Harvard grads out there, don't kick yourself—but your school has come in second around the world... again. The Independent reports that QS World University Rankings has given the prize of best university to Cambridge for the second year in a row. Filling out the top... More »

Class of 2014 Doesn't Know Cursive, and Other Facts

But they do know Fergie ... the singer, right?

(Newser) - US News & World Report is ready to shock us all with its Best Colleges 2011 ranking, which places Harvard smack dab on top. Again. But—news alert!—Princeton has tumbled from tying the venerable Crimson to No. 2. That list, which you can see here , doesn't wow us... More »

Biggest Party Animals Attend Georgia

In student survey, Ohio U. finishes second

(Newser) - Good news for parents paying for their kids to study at the University of Georgia: The school is finally No. 1. The bad news: The Princeton Review list ranks the nation's top party schools. "UGA has been on the party school list for a while, but it’s one... More »

Colleges Protest US News Ranking Survey

Glossy lobbying campaign called unseemly waste

(Newser) - Each spring, US News & World Report asks college presidents to rank the reputations of other colleges—and a dozen or more presidents protest the surveys, refusing to fill them out and encouraging others to do the same. The focus this year is not only on the survey itself, a... More »

West Point Tops Best Colleges List

(Newser) - The US Military Academy tops the new Forbes list of top colleges, leapfrogging five places to bump Princeton out of the top spot. In the second annual ranking, another service academy, the Air Force's, lands in seventh place on a list that places schools according to "the quality of... More »

User-Generated College Review Site Gets It Right

Unigo allows students to post multimedia reviews of universities

(Newser) - A new online college guide “built for the age of YouTube and Facebook” employs user-generated content to give applicants a student's-eye-view of hundreds of schools, and Walter S. Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal likes what he sees. is free and ad-supported; professional editors help present reviews,... More »

10 Most-Buzzed-About Schools

Harvard beats out Columbia for most internet references

(Newser) - Institutions of higher learning care about their brand as much as any business, so the Global Language Monitor has ranked universities and colleges for the amount of buzz they command on the internet. The winners:
  1. Harvard University
  2. Columbia University
  3. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  4. University of California, Berkeley
  5. Stanford University
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Harvard Bumps Princeton in Top Colleges List

Smaller class size helps Harvard back to top of influential US News ranking

(Newser) - Harvard has reclaimed sole possession of the top spot in the ever-controversial US News and World Report rankings for the first time in 12 years. Princeton slipped to second, with Yale in third and Stanford and MIT tied for fourth spot. The magazine rates the halls of learning based on... More »

Georgia Tops Preseason AP Poll

Six teams from SEC make the rankings

(Newser) - Georgia is the top Bulldog in the AP’s preseason poll, beating out Ohio State for the leading spot. The Bulldogs wowed voters with their 41-10 thumping of Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl, after finishing the year with seven straight victories. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, disappointed in the championship game for... More »

West Virginia U. Ranks 1st—in Fun

Princeton Review dons a toga and lists the top party schools

(Newser) - Students are knocking back celebratory shots and administrators are tearing their hair over the Princeton Review's annual list of the top 20 party schools. The full list appears in the 2008 edition of The Best 366 Colleges, on sale today.
  1. West Virginia University
  2. University of Mississippi
  3. University of Texas, Austin
... More »

Top 10 US Business Schools

Step it up a notch (and raise your profile) at these elite centers of learning.

(Newser) - Forbes ranked these business schools not only on their prestige but for their return on investment.
  1. Dartmouth (Tuck)
  2. Stanford
  3. Harvard
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Princeton Wins College Rankings for 8th Year

Annual survey comes under increasing fire for favoring the rich

(Newser) - Facing a barrage of criticism, the latest college rankings from U.S. News and World Report were released today, and Princeton is still No.1, followed by Harvard and Yale. The editors have tried to address complaints about the survey's bias toward schools that educate the well-to-do and the well-prepared.... More »

25 Schools Out of the Ivies' League

Sure, you can just apply to Yale, Harvard and Princeton—but why be boring?

(Newser) - It's not all about GPAs and SATs—each of these schools excel in their own way. MSNBC picks the best colleges in 25 quirky categories:
  1. Ivy Leaguer: Cornell University
  2. Sports: University of Florida
  3. Men's college: Morehouse College
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College President Disputes Rankings

U.S. News accused of fabricating average SAT scores

(Newser) - A college president is lobbing allegations of shoddy journalism at U.S. News magazine, accusing its annual college-ranking guide of fabricating data for its upcoming report. Although Sarah Lawrence tossed out its SAT requirement for incoming freshman, president Michele Tolela Myers says U.S. News decided to assign an average... More »

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