(CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR) — Princeton fans can breathe a sigh of relief: For the second year in a row, that school came out on top in the US News & World Report rankings, ahead of Harvard and Yale.
For national liberal arts colleges, Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., also held onto its No. 1 spot from last year, with Amherst and Swarthmore close behind.
In fact, as with most years, there was very little movement in the rankings, which are determined based on graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence (largely determined by peer surveys), faculty resources, selectivity, financial resources, how well graduation rates match up with what is predicted, and alumni giving.
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