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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 rankings released

Princeton University has taken top spot among US national universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 rankings

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Alexander Hall, Princeton University

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014 coming 2 October 2013


The institution finished first in the annual rankings, ahead of Harvard, after finishing joint first with its Ivy League rival last year.

In the separate U.S. News ranking of national liberal arts colleges, Williams College finished first, as it did last year.

U.S. News says its rankings allow comparisons between institutions “based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as freshman retention, graduation rates, and the strength of the faculty”.

Changes to the methodology in this year’s rankings include lowering the weighting for “student selectivity” from 15 per cent of a college’s total to 12.5 per cent, following criticisms from some quarters.

In the national universities ranking, Stanford University rose to fifth, up from joint sixth last year.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology fell one place to joint seventh, from joint sixth last year.

Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania rose from joint eighth last year to joint seventh this year.

Meanwhile, in the national liberal arts colleges ranking, Bowdoin College in Maine rose from joint sixth to joint fourth.

Davidson College in North Carolina rose from joint twelth to joint ninth.

Among historically black colleges and universities, Spelman College in Georgia was rated first.

john.morgan@tsleducation.com

View the Times Higher Education World University Rankings


U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 top 100

RankInstitutionScore
1Princeton University100
2Harvard University99
3Yale University97
4Columbia University95
5Stanford University94
5University of Chicago94
7Duke University92
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology92
7University of Pennsylvania92
10California Institute of Technology91
10Dartmouth College91
12Johns Hopkins University89
12Northwestern University89
14Brown University87
14Washington University in St. Louis87
16Cornell University85
17Vanderbilt University84
18Rice University83
18University of Notre Dame83
20Emory University79
20Georgetown University79
20University of California, Berkeley79
23Carnegie Mellon University76
23University of California, Los Angeles76
23University of Southern California76
23University of Virginia76
23Wake Forest University76
28Tufts University74
28University of Michigan, Ann Arbor74
30University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill72
31Boston College70
32Brandeis University69
32William and Mary69
32New York University69
32University of Rochester69
36Georgia Institute of Technology67
37Case Western Reserve University66
37Pennsylvania State University66
39University of California, Davis65
39University of California, San Diego65
41Boston University64
41Lehigh University64
41Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute64
41University of California, Santa Barbara64
41University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign64
41University of Wisconsin-Madison64
47University of Miami63
47Yeshiva University63
49Northeastern University62
49University of California, Irvine62
49University of Florida62
52George Washington University61
52Ohio State University61
52Tulane University61
52University of Texas at Austin61
52University of Washington61
57Fordham University60
57Pepperdine University60
57University of Connecticut60
60Southern Methodist University59
60University of Georgia59
62Brigham Young University, Provo58
62Clemson University58
62Syracuse University58
62University of Maryland, College Park58
62University of Pittsburgh58
62Worcester Polytechnic Institute58
68Purdue University57
69Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey56
69Texas A&M University56
69University of Minnesota56
69Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University56
73Michigan State University54
73University of Iowa54
75American University53
75Baylor University53
75Clark University53
75Indiana University53
75Marquette University53
75Miami University, Oxford53
75University of Delaware53
82Stevens Institute of Technology52
82Stony Brook University52
82Texas Christian University52
82University of Vermont52
86SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry51
86University of Alabama51
86University of California, Santa Cruz51
86University of Colorado, Boulder51
86University of Tulsa51
91Auburn University50
91Colorado School of Mines50
91Florida State University50
91University of Denver50
91University of Massachusetts, Amherst50
91University of San Diego50
97Binghamton University, State University of New York49
97Drexel University49
97University of Missouri49
97University of New Hampshire49

Compare the U.S. News rankings with the THE World University Rankings for North America

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