Hurray – U.S. News released their 2016 college rankings! Let’s jump right in…
Here are a few highlights from these rankings:
• UPenn dropped from 8th place last year to 9th this year – this was the only school in last year’s top 10 to shift.
• New to the top 10 this year is Johns Hopkins, which jumped two spots to 10th place (tied with CalTech).
• One of the biggest forward jumpers this year was Southern Illinois University-Carbondale which leapt 36 spots from 189th place to 153rd. University of Illinois-Chicago jumped 20 spots from 149th to 129th.
(National University Rankings Methodology)
Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S.
(Liberal Arts College Rankings Methodology)
Top 10 Best Value National Universities
(Best Value Schools Methodology)
And here a new one –
Top 10 Most Innovative Schools in the U.S.
These schools received the most nominations for making the most innovative improvements in areas such as campus life, faculty, students, curriculum, facilities, or technology.
(Most Innovative Schools Methodology)
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