Each year, U.S. News and World Report releases their college rankings. Click through the gallery to learn which 11 national universities, each offering a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and Ph.D. programs, rank at the top of their list.
According to U.S. News and World Report, the methodology behind the ranking rests on two pillars. "The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it's based on our researched view of what matters in education." Learn more about how the schools are chosen here and see the full list of the top 50 national schools here.
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#10 California Institute of Technology
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