According to the US college ranking report for the year 2019, again Harvard has got second place. For Princeton it’s the 9th year in a row to get the best college and number one ranking in the nation. It also highlights the profound and distinctive commitment which they provide to their undergraduate education, the cross disciplinary learning which they focus on and the groundbreaking financial aid programs which they follow in their University. It’s the 35th edition which has released the marks of best college ranking and it’s for the first-time various schools in Guam, Puerto Rico and US territories were also included in the list.
But few of them were not okay with the list and have argued saying the indicators which they have considered in ranking were not relevant to the value of the school according to Forbes. Forbes then started publishing its own college list ranking each year. In 2012, George Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, former President of George Washington University said that this ranking of colleges was not delivering the quality and special character of all the 4000 colleges as well as universities in the country. He also explained how the schools can alter and show false data similar to Forbes which is true.
The list of the top 15 schools according to this US report is as follows:
- Princeton University
- Harvard University
- Columbia University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(tie)
- Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago(tie)
- Northwestern University
- Duke University and the Johns Hopkins University(tie)
- California Institute of Technology and Dartmouth college(tie)
- The brown University
- University of Vanderbilt University and Notre Dame(tie)
Among the national Universities Harvard ranked second and simultaneously the other colleges followed. Tufts was ranked 29th among the others while Boston college got the 37th rank. 40th rank was for Brandeis, BU and Northeastern which were tied. The magazine was doing this ranking since, 35 years and it considered the opinion from various experts, student excellence, faculty resources, financial resources, outcomes of students and alumni giving. And it’s upto you how far you can rely on the list provided by the magazine. When you consider the liberal arts colleges, the schools available in Massachusetts had landed in all 3 spots in the top list. The college which ranked first is the Williams College in spite of being quite small. Second was the Amherst and third was Wellesley.