Here Are The “Best” Colleges Of 2017

Sure, we all want to be the best Greek life school, best party school, the fun ones. But U.S. News just released their lists created from factors such as class size, student to faculty ratio, and opinions from educational scholars. The largest factor was graduation rate and retention rate. Yawn.

Anyway here are the top ten National Universities, and dang Stanford, despite Katie Ledecky being a beast, you guys have dropped.

  1. Princeton University
  2. Harvard University
  3. University of Chicago (tie)
  4. Yale University (tie)
  5. Columbia University (tie)
  6. Stanford University (tie)
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  8. Duke University (tie)
  9. University of Pennsylvania (tie)
  10. Johns Hopkins University

Here’s the top ten National Liberal Arts Colleges (a.k.a. top ten least srat colleges which I’m not afraid to say because I doubt any of you read this):

  1. Williams College
  2. Amherst College
  3. Wellesley College
  4. Middlebury College (tie)
  5. Swarthmore College (tie)
  6. Bowdoin College
  7. Carleton College (tie)
  8. Pomona College (tie)
  9. Claremont McKenna College (tie)
  10. Davidson College (tie)

Top ten Public National Universities.

  1. University of California—Berkeley
  2. University of California—Los Angeles (tie)
  3. University of Virginia (tie)
  4. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
  5. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
  6. College of William & Mary
  7. Georgia Institute of Technology
  8. University of California–Santa Barbara
  9. University of California–Irvine
  10. University of California–Davis (tie)
  11. University of California–San Diego (tie)
  12. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (tie)
  13. University of Wisconsin–Madison (tie)

And lastly, here are the top five Public National Liberal Arts Colleges. I have no idea what that means, but the top four gave me a pretty good idea.

  1. United States Naval Academy
  2. United States Military Academy
  3. United States Air Force Academy
  4. Virginia Military Institute
  5. New College of Florida

Also relevant is the top ten schools with the most students in sororities. Slightly surprising here.

  1. Washington and Lee University – 81%
  2. Davidson College – 70%
  3. DePauw University – 67%
  4. Welch College – 66%
  5. Rhodes College – 62%
  6. University of the South – 60%
  7. Furman University – 58% (tie)
  8. Milksops College – 58% (tie)
  9. Wake Forest University – 57%
  10. Texas Christian University – 55% (tie)
  11. Transylvania University – 55% (tie)

Dang, what is going on at Washington and Lee? Can I go there? Need updates now.

[via Esquire]

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Surprisingly tmarcs to be a lawyer. She has a horrible Chicago-Italian mixed with Midwestern accent. Would never make it in a sorority in the South. From liability to risk manager. Tell her how to live a less fraternity, more sorority life at

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