13 September 2020

U.S. News & World Report Posts 2021 College Rankings

Posted in Class of 2025, College Rankings

usnwr bestcollegesU.S. News & World Report released their 2021 college rankings earlier today.  Over 1,400 schools were covered nationwide and evaluated on multiple measures of academic excellence and outcomes to produce the final rankings.

This year's methodology includes consideration of new student debt metrics, social mobility and inclusion of test-blind institutions. The weighting of outcomes has also increased.

Princeton retains sole possession of the top spot for National Universities, and Williams College tops the list of Liberal Arts Colleges.  

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U.S. News and World Report Ranking Changes (2021 vs 2020)

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  • InstitutionRank (2021)Rank (2020)Change
    Princeton 1 1  
    Harvard 2 2  
    Columbia 3 3  
    MIT 4 3 1
    Yale 4 3 1
    Stanford 6 6  
    University of Chicago 6 6  
    University of Pennsylvania 8 6 2
    Caltech 9 12 3
    Johns Hopkins 9 10 1
    Northwestern 9 9  
    Duke 12 10 2
    Dartmouth 13 12 1
    Brown 14 14  
    Vanderbilt 14 15 1
    Rice 16 17 1
    Washington University in St. Louis 16 19 3
    Cornell 18 17 1
    Notre Dame 19 15 4
    UCLA 20 20  
    Emory 21 21  
    UC Berkeley 22 22  
    Georgetown 23 24 1
    University of Michigan 24 25 1
    USC 24 22 2
    Carnegie Mellon 26 25 1
    University of Virginia 26 28 2
    UNC Chapel Hill 28 29 1
    Wake Forest 28 27 1
    NYU 30 29 1
    Tufts 30 29 1
    UC Santa Barbara 30 34 4
    University of Florida 30 34 4
    University of Rochester 34 29 5
    Boston College 35 37 2
    Georgia Tech 35 29 6
    UC Irvine 35 36 1
    UC San Diego 35 37 2
    UC Davis 39 39  
    William & Mary 39 40 1
    Tulane 41 40 1
    Boston University 42 40 2
    Brandeis 42 40 2
    Case Western 42 40 2
    University of Wisconsin - Madison 42 46 4
    UT Austin 42 48 6
    University of Georgia 47 50 3
    University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 47 48 1
    Lehigh 49 50 1
    Northeastern University 49 40 9
    Pepperdine 49 50 1
    University of Miami 49 57 8
  • InstitutionRank (2021)Rank (2020)Change
    Williams 1 1  
    Amherst 2 2  
    Swarthmore 3 3  
    Pomona 4 5 1
    Wellesley 4 3 1
    Bowdoin 6 6  
    Claremont McKenna 6 7 1
    Naval Academy 6 17 11
    Carleton 9 7 2
    Hamilton 9 14 5
    Middlebury 9 7 2
    Washington and Lee 9 10 1
    Grinnell 13 14 1
    Vassar 13 14 1
    Colby 15 11 4
    Davidson 15 17 2
    Haverford 15 11 4
    Smith 15 11 4
    West Point 15 21 6
    Colgate 20 17 3
    Wesleyan 20 17 3
    Barnard 22 25 3
    Bates 22 21 1
    University of Richmond 22 23 1
    Colorado College 25 27 2
    Harvey Mudd 25 23 2
    Kenyon 27 27  
    Macalester 27 25 2
    Air Force Academy 28 39 11
    Bryn Mawr 28 27 1
    Scripps 28 33 5
    Soka University of America 28 27 1
    Berea College 33 46 13
    Bucknell 34 35 1
    Mount Holyoke 34 32 2
    Holy Cross 36 27 9
    Oberlin 36 33 3
    Pitzer 36 35 1
    Skidmore 36 39 3
    Lafayette 40 39 1
    Occidental 40 39 1
    Thomas Aquinas 40 35 5
    Franklin & Marshall 43 38 5
    Denison 44 43 1
    Trinity College 44 46 2
    Union College 44 45 1
    DePauw University 47 46 1
    Dickinson 47 46 1
    Sewanee 47 43 4
    Whitman College 47 46 1