Princeton named best college in America, Notre Dame 18th

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US News & World Report has named Princeton University the best college in the United States, with the University of California-Berkeley the top public school at No. 20 overall.

The magazine's annual list, published Tuesday, said Harvard University was the No. 2 school in the country with Yale University rounding out the top three.

The much-watched list ranks colleges based on selectivity, retention and graduation rates.

Columbia University earned the fourth spot, and Stanford University and the University of Chicago tied for fifth.

A three-way tie for No. 7 gave Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania spots on the list.

California Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College tied for the 10th spot.

Indiana colleges and university rankings:

  • National Universities
    18 Notre Dame
    68 Purdue
    75 Indiana
    181 Ball State
  • Regional Universities - Midwest
    2 Butler
    6 Valparaiso
    9 Evansville
    17 Indiana Wesleyan
    25 Marian University
    38 (tie) Anderson, U. of Indianapolis
    86 St. Francis
    92 Oakland City
  • Regional Colleges - Midwest
    1 Taylor
    6 Franklin
    16 Huntington
    18 St. Mary-of-the-Woods
    19 Bethel
    25 Marian
    28 St. Joseph's
    35 Trine
    48 Grace

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