Williams College tops Forbes list of best schools
Usually college rankings are no big surprise -- as in, "Oh, good, Harvard is still considered the best college in the country."
But this week, Forbes came out with its third annual college rankings, which is based on "the student's point of view," and named a new champion: Williams College in Massachusetts.
What, you don't know much about Williams?
It's a 217-year-old private liberal arts school "nestled in the Berkshire Mountains," Forbes reports. The college has just over 2,000 undergrads and a student-to-faculty ratio of 7-to-1. Williams has one of the lowest average student debt loads, $9,296, a number that could go even lower; this spring the college replaced all of its loans with grants.
Williams placed fourth on the Forbes list last year and fifth the year before that.
You can check out the entire list of America's Best Colleges on Forbes.com. Here are the top 10 schools:
1) Williams College
2) Princeton University
3) Amherst College
4) United States Military Academy
5) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6) Stanford University
7) Swarthmore College
8) Harvard University
9) Claremont McKenna College
10) Yale University
What do you think of this ranking? Do you agree with where your school ranked?
August 12, 2010; 9:45 AM ET
Categories: Admissions | Tags: Amherst, MIT, Princeton, U.S. Military Academy, Williams
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