Columbia has been ranked fourth place in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of National Universities for the fourth year in a row. Princeton was ranked first this year, followed by Harvard (second) and Yale (third). Stanford University and The University of Chicago tied for fifth; Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania tied for seventh; and California Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College tied for tenth place. U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2014” rankings were released on September 10.
U.S. News’ ratings were begun in 1983 and are based on peer evaluations, graduation and freshman retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving rate.
Columbia is listed under the “National Universities” category, which include universities that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master’s, and doctoral degrees, and are committed to producing groundbreaking research.
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