Stanford University tops Forbes’ 2013 rankings of America’s Top Colleges.The 6thannual rankings, calculated exclusively for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity (CCAP), are featured in the August 12, 2013 issue of Forbes magazine, and online.
Stanford edged Princeton out of first place into the No. 3 spot on this year’s rankings, which focus on Student Satisfaction (22.5%), Post-Graduate Success (37.5%), Student Debt (17.5%), Graduation Rate (11.25%) and Nationally Competitive Awards (11.25%). Pomona College moved up to No. 2 from ninth place last year, followed by Princeton University (No. 3), Yale University (No. 4) and Columbia University at No. 5.
“Picking a college is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime,” says Forbes Executive Editor Michael Noer. “Our college rankings were created to inform consumers about the quality of the educational experience and our brand new financial health grades give insight into which schools will be around for the long-haul.”
The Top 10 Colleges are: