The magazine’s list said Harvard University was the No. 2 school in the country with Yale University rounding out the top three. The much-watched list ranks colleges based on selectivity, retention and graduation rates.
Columbia University earned the fourth spot, and Stanford University and the University of Chicago tied for fifth. A three-way tie for No. 7 gave Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania spots on the list.
California Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College tied for the 10th spot.
When it came to the nation’s top public schools, the University of Virginia tied for No. 2 with the University of California-Los Angeles. The University of California-Berkeley took the first spot.
The College of William and Mary came in at No. 6 on the public schools list.
Editor’s note: This story has been modified to correct the University of Virginia’s ranking on the list of top public schools.
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