U.S. News World Report has released their annual list of the “Top Universities” in America and it is no surprise that Princeton University (aye, Jersey) has been named the best university in the country as the college beat out Harvard University to gain the crown. U.S. News altered their methodology this year, decreasing the importance of students’ high school standings and increasing the amount of weight given to the perspective school’s graduation rate. This year’s installment offers data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities, including tuition, acceptance rates, class sizes, graduation rates, average debt of graduates and much more. Eligible schools are ranked on up to 16 different factors, each weighted for importance.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick came in a respectable #69. Click here to view the complete list of universities and other lists including “Best Liberal Arts Colleges”.