Ranking The Best Colleges In America

What's the best college in America?!

Princeton, according to a new ranking from U.S. News World Report.

The New Jersey-based Ivy League school took the top spot for the ninth consecutive year, followed by Harvard, Columbia, MIT, and Yale.

Meanwhile, UCLA and UC-Berkeley were both named in the top 3 of the country's best public universities!

Top Public Schools

1. University of California—Los Angeles

2. University of California—Berkeley

3. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

And there's also a new addition to the ranking system this year: Social Mobility.

According to U.S. News, the new ranking "evaluates which schools best serve underrepresented students."

Top Performers on "Social Mobility"

1. University of California—Riverside

2. University of California—Santa Cruz

3. University of California—Irvine

But what makes for a good college?

"For more than three decades, we've collected and analyzed data on thousands of colleges and universities across the country and helped put schools on the map," said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "We've found the best institutions to be ones committed to academically and financially supporting their students through graduation. They draw in high-quality professors and set students up for postgraduate success."

Check out all of the details on USA Today.

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