America's Best Colleges 2009, Ranking, Interactive Mind Map based on :
& World Report Magazine.
The U.S. News rankings group schools based on
categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
The rankings will be published in the magazine's Sept. 1 issue, on newsstands
Aug. 25, and available online at
& World Report/colleges beginning today (August 21, 2008)
It's the first time Harvard University has claimed the distinction in 12 years. It bumped off Princeton
University, which slips to No. 2, ending eight straight years of at least sharing the top ranking.
Yale follows at No. 3, and MIT and Stanford tie for fourth. The University of California, Berkeley is the highest-ranked public university, at No. 21 overall.
The magazine names "programs to look for," which it defines as "outstanding examples of academic programs that are linked to student success." The listing is based on nominations submitted by college presidents, chief academic officers, and deans from schools around the country.
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November 17, 2008