America’s Best Colleges for 2009

pencil and book Are you wondering what the best colleges in the nation are? Did Harvard beat out Yale? Id your chosen school on the list? U.S. News & World Report has released a ranking of the best colleges in America for 2009. The ranking is based on data that was collected from more than 1,400 colleges.
You can read below for some of the highlights, or visit the story on the U.S. News & World Report website. The link is below at the end of this post.

This report is not simply a one to 100 type of listing. It breaks the schools down by many different factors, such as National Universities, Liberal Art Colleges, Baccalaurete Universities, Masters Universities, Business Programs, Engineering Programs and also by region.

You can find out which schools have the highest acceptance or lowest acceptance rate, or which schools have the most sororities. You can also check back in previous years for information and see how the colleges compare.

Having so many breakdowns is really helpful for prospective college students. For example, if you are looking for a school with a large ethnic diversity, you can easily find a list of the top choices. If you are an older student and you want to be among peers, check out the list of schools with the most students who are over the age of 25. You can even see how colleges rank in terms of whether most students live on campus or off campus.

So here are some of the highlights of the report.

The top public school for a national university is University of California, Berkeley.

The school that is easiest to get into is Weber State University in Ogden, UT.

The three schools that are hardest to get into are: Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Julliard School in New York, and Harvard University.

The national university with the most ethnic diversity on campus is Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ.

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