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'America's Best College' Is Named

Harvard tops list in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2018 12:17 PM CDT
'America's Best College' Is Named
The Baker Library at the Harvard Business School on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(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 outcomes—with an emphasis on how well schools prepare students for post-graduation life—the list of 50 schools showcases members of the Ivy League as well as liberal-arts institutions, per Teen Vogue. The top 10:

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  1. Harvard University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  3. Yale University
  4. Columbia University
  5. California Institute of Technology
  6. Stanford University
  7. Brown University (tie)
  8. Duke University (tie)
  9. Princeton University
  10. University of Pennsylvania
Check out the full list here or see a ranking of America's best college towns here. (Read more college rankings stories.)

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