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Top 2,000 Colleges and Universities in the U.S., 2010

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StateUniversity.com has released updated rankings for the Top 2,000 Colleges and Universities in the United States for 2010.

Although critics have pointed out that peer review rankings may be subjective and quite possibly biased, the majority of other popular college ranking lists utilize peer review feedback systems wherein colleges rate other colleges.

First released in 2009, the StateUniversity.com college and university rankings are calculated without peer influence or subjective adjustment to the rankings. Instead, a mathematical computation and comparison of key statistics including student/faculty ratio, student retention rates and student test scores are used to create the StateUniversity.com Top 2,000 Colleges and Universities List.

StateUniversity.com Top 20 Colleges and Universities, 2010

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

2. Stanford University, Stanford, CA

3. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

4. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

5. Duke University, Durham, NC

6. Rice University, Houston, TX

7. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

8. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

9. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

10. Amherst College, Amherst, MA

11. Williams College, Williamstown, MA

12. Brown University, Providence, RI

13. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

14. Carleton College, Northfield, MN

15. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

16. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

17. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

18. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

19. United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

20. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Newcomers to the top 20 for 2010 include Franklin W. Olin College, Bowdoin College, Oberlin College, and Carnegie Mellon University.

View the complete StateUniversity.com 2,000 Top Colleges and Universities list here.


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Good post. Interesting to find statistics based on mathematical computations instead of individuals' opinions.