U.S. News just released this year’s edition of their rankings for national universities and liberal arts colleges, and Columbia University is still ranked 4th, after jumping to the position in 2010 from 8. This year, Columbia also shares its spot with both U Chicago and Stanford.
Barnard also maintained its ranking from last year, sharing #32 with Bucknell University. Though more selective than other all-women colleges, it falls behind Wellesley, Smith, Scripps, and Bryn Mawr in U.S. News & World Report’s questionable methodology.
Here’s the full list of the top 20 national universities:
4. Columbia, Stanford, UChicago
8. Duke, UPenn
10. Cal Tech
12. Johns Hopkins
16. Brown, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt
20. UC Berkeley
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