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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 »

The 10 Best US Cities to Call Home

There are some surprises

(Newser) - Looking for a fresh start somewhere? US News & World Report just released its first list of the best places to live in America. The publication used data from the US Census Bureau, FBI, and more; its own rankings of high schools and hospitals; and a survey of thousands of... More »

Here Are the 10 'Best Countries'

Germany, Canada, UK make the top three; US is fourth

(Newser) - US News ranks everything from hospitals to diets —and now also countries. In a first, the publication has come out with a list of the best 10 countries in the world, based on the perceptions of more than 16,000 people, who were asked to score countries on... More »

The Year's Top Diet Is...

DASH tops rankings, just in time for resolution season

(Newser) - Odds are, your New Year’s resolution involves losing weight. Most everyone’s does. Well good news: US News & World Report has just released its second annual diet rankings, with the top 25 diets you can jump on to get healthy. The list isn’t haphazard either—the magazine... 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 »

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 »

Johns Hopkins Tops Hospital Rankings

Mayo Clinic, UCLA follow in US News rankings

(Newser) - Johns Hopkins has been named America’s best hospital for the 19th year in a row, the Baltimore Sun reports. The closely followed US News & World Report rankings placed Hopkins first in rheumatology, urology, and ear, nose and throat; it was second in neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics, gynecology, ophthalmology,... More »

Law School Rankings May Be Revised to Stop 'Gaming'

Schools hide weaker students to boost stats

(Newser) - Some US law schools have been caught manipulating programs to climb college rankings in US News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal reports. Institutions boost their performance statistics by channeling first-year students with lower test scores and grades into part-time programs that aren't considered in the rankings. The magazine... More »

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