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America’s 22 Best Universities For 2017: Princeton, Harvard, UChicago, And Yale Tops

America’s 22 Best Universities For 2017: Princeton, Harvard, UChicago, And Yale Tops

Princeton takes No. 1 spot on the list of best universities in America, according to the U.S. News’ annual Best Colleges rankings for 2017, comparing more than 1,800 U.S. based institutions, of which 1,374 are ranked.

The number 1 pick might not surprise you – Princeton has topped the list since 2013.

Princeton was followed closely by Harvard University. The University of Chicago (also known as UChicago) moved up a notch to No. 3 on the list, tied with Yale University.

Here are the top 22 best universities in America for 2017:

1) Princeton University, located in New Jersey.
Tuition and Fees: $45,320

2) Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tuition and Fees: $47,074

3) University of Chicago, located in Chicago. (tie – #3 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $52,491

4) Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut. (tie – #3 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $49,480

5) Columbia University, located in New York, NY – Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City. (tie – #5 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $55,056

6) Stanford University, located in Stanford, CA – California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. (tie – #5 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $47,940

7) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition and Fees: $48,452

8) Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina. (tie – #8 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $51,265

9) University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, PA (tie – #8 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $51,464

10) Johns Hopkins University, located in Baltimore, MD
Tuition and Fees: $50,410

11) Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, NH
Tuition and Fees: $51,438

12) California Institute of Technology, located in Pasadena, CA (tie – #12 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $47,577

13) Northwestern University, located in Evanston, IL (tie – #12 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $50,855

14) Brown University, located in Providence, RI
Tuition and Fees: $51,367

15) Cornell University, located in Ithaca, NY (tie – #15 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $50,953

16) Rice University, located in Houston, TX (tie – #15 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $43,918

17) University of Notre Dame, located in Notre Dame, IN (tie – #15 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $49,685

18) Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, TN (tie – #15 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $45,610

19) Washington University in St. Louis, located in St. Louis, MO
Tuition and Fees: $49,770

20) Emory University, located in Atlanta, GA (tie – #20 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $47,954

21)  Georgetown University, located in Washington, DC (tie – #20 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $50,547

22) University of California–Berkeley, located in Berkeley, CA (tie – #20 in National Universities)
Tuition and Fees: $40,191

The institutions receive yearly rankings based on some 15 measures of academic quality, including retention, graduation rate performance, faculty resources, financial resources, and alumni giving.

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