It’s not surprising that Stanford University took the top spot in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges.The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Columbia University round out the top three.
University of Pennsylvania came in at number 4 on the list, followed by Yale University at 5, and Harvard University at 6. Rounding out the top 10 are Duke University (No. 7), Princeton University (No.8), Cornell University (No. 9), and California Institute of Technology (No.10).
The publications say the rankings were determined using 15 different criteria across 4 categories: 40% of the overall score is based on student outcomes, 30% from resources, 20% from engagement with students, and 10% from the learning environment. The rankings include a list of more than 1,000 colleges in the United States.
Stanford University is deemed as the best college in the United States.
The CEOWORLD magazine ranks business school at Stanford University as the world’s 6th best business school for executives and entrepreneurs for 2016, the Times Higher Education (THE) placed it third in 2016, while the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Stanford 2nd. It was also Forbes’ top college in 2016.
Along with Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), FT.com, and Forbes, the Wall Street Journal joins The Economist, CEOWORLD magazine, Washington Monthly, Princeton Review, and, perhaps the most well-known, U.S. News & World Report in producing an annual best colleges rankings.
The top 10 institutions in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges:
1. Stanford University
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
3. Columbia University
4. University of Pennsylvania
5. Yale University
6. Harvard University
7. Duke University
8. Princeton University
9. Cornell University
10. California Institute of Technology