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These Are The Top 20 Colleges In The United States, According To Forbes 2019 Report

Harvard University

Harvard University has been recognized as the best college in the United States for 2019, according to a report by the Forbes magazine, while Stanford University and Yale University placed second and third, respectively. Overall, among the top 5 best colleges in America, the 4th, 5th, and 6th positions are held by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Top Colleges are determined using 6 general categories: Alumni Salary (20%); Student Satisfaction (20%); Debt (20%); American Leaders (15%), which is based on alumni in the magazine’s database of successful people, including billionaires, powerful women, leaders in public service, and more; On-Time Graduation Rate (12.5%); and Academic Success (12.5%). Here’s a look at the rankings:

  1. Harvard University, Massachusetts
  2. Stanford University, California
  3. Yale University, Connecticut
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts
  5. Princeton University, New Jersey
  6. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
  7. Brown University, Rhode Island
  8. California Institute of Technology, California
  9. Duke University, North Carolina
  10. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
  11. Cornell University, New York
  12. Pomona College, California
  13. University of California, Berkeley, California
  14. Columbia University, New York
  15. Georgetown University, District Of Columbia
  16. University of Chicago, Illinois
  17. Northwestern University, Illinois
  18. University of Notre Dame, Indiana
  19. Williams College, Massachusetts
  20. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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