The 2015 U.S. News & World Report released its latest school rankings of the best universities and colleges in the United States.
So, we decided to take a look at the granddaddy of all college rankings to see which of these prestigious colleges and universities are run by women. 2015 America’s Best Colleges ranking are factored using data from approximately 1,800 colleges and universities around the country.
Top universities with female presidents or chancellors
1. Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard University (ranked No. 2), the 28th president and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, she is also first woman to serve as Harvard’s president and 5th woman to serve as president of an Ivy League university.
2. Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania (ranked No. 8), the 8th President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication University of Pennsylvania.
3. Christina Paxson, Brown University (ranked No. 16), the nineteenth president of Brown University. Previously, Christina Paxson was the Hughes Rogers Professor of Economics & Public Affairs at Princeton University as well as the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
4. Teresa A. Sullivan, eighth president of University of Virginia (ranked No. 23),
Top liberal arts colleges with female presidents
5. Biddy Martin, Amherst College (ranked No. 2), the 19th president of Amherst College in June 2011. Carolyn A. “Biddy” Martin, Ph.D. had served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2008 and as Cornell University’s provost from 2000 to 2008.
6. Constance Cain Hungerford (interim president), Swarthmore College (ranked No. 3)
7. H. Kim Bottomly, Wellesley College (ranked No. 4)
8. Carol Quillen, Davidson College (ranked No. 11)
9. Catharine Bond Hill, Vassar College (ranked No. 11)
10. Joan Hinde Stewart, Hamilton College (ranked No. 15)
11. Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College (ranked No. 15)
12. A. Clayton Spencer, Bates College (ranked No. 19)
13. Kathleen McCartney, Smith College (ranked No. 19)
14. Lori Bettison-Varga, Scripps College (ranked No. 24)
15. Kim Cassidy, Bryn Mawr College (ranked No. 27)
16. Jill Tiefenthaler, Colorado College (ranked No. 27), the 13th president of Colorado College, succeeding Dick Celeste.
17. Michelle D. Johnson (superintendent), U.S. Air Force Academy (ranked No. 27)