2018’s Best Colleges & Universities in America – WalletHub Reports

With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and the price of college tuition and fees rising three times faster than inflation over a decade, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2018’s Best College & University Rankings, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities.

To help college-bound seniors make the most informed school choices, WalletHub’s analysts compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 26 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Top 30 Colleges & Universities in America
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) 16 University of Notre Dame (IN)
2 Princeton University (NJ) 17 Dartmouth College (NH)
3 Harvard University (MA) 18 Vanderbilt University (TN)
4 Stanford University (CA) 19 Williams College (MA)
5 California Institute of Technology (CA) 20 University of Chicago (IL)
6 Yale University (CT) 21 University of California-Los Angeles (CA)
7 Duke University (NC) 22 Northwestern University (IL)
8 University of Pennsylvania (PA) 23 Amherst College (MA)
9 Columbia University (NY) 24 Swarthmore College (PA)
10 Rice University (TX) 25 Cornell University (NY)
11 University of California-Berkeley (CA) 26 Georgetown University (DC)
12 Harvey Mudd College (CA) 27 University of Virginia (VA)
13 Johns Hopkins University (MD) 28 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (NC)
14 Brown University (RI) 29 Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
15 Pomona College (CA) 30 Vassar College (NY)

To view the full reports, please visit: 

Best Colleges & Universities Overall: http://wallethub.com/edu/college-rankings/40750/

Best Colleges: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-colleges-in-the-us-ranking/40748/

Best Universities: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-universities-in-usa-ranking/39704/

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