Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Columbia tied for eighth place in the 2010 rankings of national universities, compiled by U.S. News & World Report and released on August 20, matching its ranking on the 2009 list. Harvard and Princeton tied for first in the 2010 rankings, with Yale third. Cal Tech, MIT, Stanford and Penn tied for fourth, followed by Columbia and Chicago tied for eighth and Duke 10th. Last year, Columbia tied for eighth with Chicago and Duke. U.S. News uses 15 indicators in compiling its annual rankings. For more, log onto www.usnews.com.