Best college rankings for 2018 revealed

U.S. News World Report is out with its 2018 best colleges rankings, with Princeton commanding the list for the seventh year in a row. It is followed by Harvard, The University of Chicago and Yale, which are tied at No. 3. Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford ranked next in another tie.

In addition, this is the first year U.S. News is charity postgraduate income information on 1,000 schools. The information supposing by PayScale shows median starting salaries for alumni with 0 to 5 years of work experience. Topping that list are the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and Naval Academy, which are tied at about $80,000. The California Institute of Technology is next at some-more than $78,000. 

Salaries were not used to help establish the altogether rankings. Those rankings are formed on factors like educational excellence, graduation rates, expertise resources and beginner influence rates.

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National Universities 

1. Princeton University                                                                                

2. Harvard University                                                                                 

3. University of Chicago (tie)                                                                              

3. Yale University (tie)                                                                                 

5. Columbia University (tie)                                                                       

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tie)                                              

5. Stanford University (tie)              

National Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Williams College  

2. Amherst Colleges 

3. Bowdoin College (tie) 

3. Swarthmore College (tie)  

3. Wellesley College (tie)  

Public National Universities

1. University of California—Berkley (tie)                                                         

1. University of California—Los Angeles (tie)                                                 

3. University of Virginia                                                                                       

4. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor                                                             

5. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill       

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