Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are the top two universities in the country for 2022-23, according to the US News and World Report. This is the 12th year in a row that Princeton has held the top spot. Harvard University, Stanford University, and Yale University are tied for third place.
5 Ivy League schools have again been ranked among the top universities in the nation, with no other schools managing to break into the top 5.
The 38th annual “US News and World Report” ranking of the best colleges in the United States was released on Monday, assessing 1,500 US institutions that grant undergraduate degrees. Ranked colleges were grouped into four broad categories—National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities, and Regional colleges. The rankings are based on 17 parameters assessing academic quality, including graduation and retention rate, undergraduate academic reputation, and financial resources per student, among others.
To be included in the National Universities category, a school had to offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s and doctoral programs. The National Liberal Arts Colleges category included schools that focus primarily on undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Regional Universities include institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate degrees and some master’s programs but few or no doctoral programs. Regional Colleges offer primarily two-year associate’s degrees.
The University of Chicago is ranked sixth, and Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania are tied for seventh. California Institute of Technology, which is best known for its research and engineering programs, ranks ninth. Northwestern University and Duke University are tied for tenth.