13 September 2021

U.S. News & World Report Posts 2022 College Rankings

Posted in Class of 2026, College Rankings

usnwr bestcollegesU.S. News & World Report released their 2022 college rankings yesterday.  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 adjusts for the decline in SAT/ACT test takers and continues to include test-blind institutions.

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 (2022 vs 2021)

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  • InstitutionRank (2022)Rank (2021)Change
    Princeton 1 1  
    Columbia 2 3 1
    Harvard 2 2  
    MIT 2 4 2
    Yale 5 4 1
    Stanford 6 6  
    University of Chicago 6 6  
    University of Pennsylvania 8 8  
    Caltech 9 9  
    Duke 9 12 3
    Johns Hopkins 9 9  
    Northwestern 9 9  
    Dartmouth 13 13  
    Brown 14 14  
    Vanderbilt 14 14  
    Washington University in St. Louis 14 16 2
    Cornell 17 18 1
    Rice 17 16 1
    Notre Dame 19 19  
    UCLA 20 20  
    Emory 21 21  
    UC Berkeley 22 22  
    Georgetown 23 23  
    University of Michigan 23 24 1
    Carnegie Mellon 25 26 1
    University of Virginia 25 26 1
    USC 27 24 3
    NYU 28 30 2
    Tufts 28 30 2
    UC Santa Barbara 28 30 2
    UNC Chapel Hill 28 28  
    University of Florida 28 30 2
    Wake Forest 28 28  
    UC San Diego 34 35 1
    University of Rochester 34 34  
    Boston College 36 35 1
    UC Irvine 36 35 1
    Georgia Tech 38 35 3
    UC Davis 38 39 1
    UT Austin 38 42 4
    William & Mary 38 39 1
    Boston University 42 42  
    Brandeis 42 42  
    Case Western 42 42  
    Tulane 42 41 1
    University of Wisconsin - Madison 42 42  
    University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 47 47  
    University of Georgia 48 47 1
    Lehigh 49 49  
    Northeastern University 49 49  
    Ohio State 49 49  
    Pepperdine 49 49  
    Purdue 49 53 4
    Villanova 49 53 4
  • InstitutionRank (2022)Rank (2021)Change
    Williams 1 1  
    Amherst 2 2  
    Swarthmore 3 3  
    Pomona 4 4  
    Wellesley 5 4 1
    Bowdoin 6 6  
    Naval Academy 6 6  
    Claremont McKenna 8 6 2
    Carleton 9 9  
    Middlebury 9 9  
    Washington and Lee 11 9 2
    West Point 11 15 4
    Davidson 13 15 2
    Grinnell 13 13  
    Hamilton 13 9 4
    Haverford 16 15 1
    Barnard 17 22 5
    Colby 17 15 2
    Colgate 17 20 3
    Smith 17 15 2
    Wesleyan 17 20 3
    Air Force Academy 22 28 6
    University of Richmond 22 22  
    Vassar 22 13 9
    Bates 25 22 3
    Colorado College 26 25 1
    Macalester 27 27  
    Harvey Mudd 28 25 3
    Soka University of America 29 28 1
    Berea College 30 33 3
    Bryn Mawr 30 28 2
    Kenyon 30 27 3
    Mount Holyoke 30 34 4
    Scripps 30 28 2
    Holy Cross 35 36 1
    Pitzer 35 36 1
    Oberlin 37 36 1
    Bucknell 38 34 4
    Lafayette 38 40 2
    Skidmore 38 36 2
    Whitman College 38 47 9
    Denison 42 44 2
    Franklin & Marshall 42 43 1
    Occidental 42 40 2
    Thomas Aquinas 42 40 2
    DePauw University 46 47 1
    Furman 46 52 6
    Furman 46 52 6
    Hillsdale 46 54 8
    Trinity College 46 44 2
    Connecticut College 50 51 1
    Dickinson 50 47 3
    Sewanee 50 47 3
    Union College 50 44 6