‘Best Colleges’ list: Do you agree?

Harvard University and Princeton University are tied for the top spot

The highly anticipated 2012 “best colleges” rankings were released today by U.S. News & World Report.

Among the categories are best national universities, best liberal arts colleges, best regional colleges, best value schools and best up-and-coming schools.

The always-popular national colleges rankings were compiled with consideration for undergraduate majors, master’s, and doctoral degrees and a commitment to producing ground breaking research.

Not surprisingly, Ivy League universities Harvard, Princeton and Yale top the list again this year. Each of those schools have tuition ranging from $37,000 to $45,000.

Here are the schools that were ranked for the top 25 spots for best national colleges and the tuition for each. Do you agree with this list? Did your school make the cut?

1. Harvard University, $39,849

1. Princeton University, $37,000

3. Yale University, $40,500

4. Columbia University, $45,290

5. California Institute of Technology, $37,704

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $40,732

5. Stanford University, $40,569

5. University of Chicago, $42,783

5. University of Pennsylvania, $42,098

10. Duke University, $41,958

11. Dartmouth College, $42,996

12. Northwestern University, $41,983

13. John Hopkins University, $42,280

14. Washington University in St. Louis, $41,992

15. Brown University, $42,230

15. Cornell University, $41,541

17. Rice University, $35,551

17. Vanderbilt University, $41,332

19. University of Notre Dame, $41,417

20. Emory University, $41,164

21. University of California- Berkeley, in-state: $11,767, out-of-state: $34,645

22.  Georgetown University, $41,393

23. Carnegie Mellon University, $43,396

23. University of Southern California, $42,818

25. University of California- Los Angeles, in-state: $11,604, out-of-state: $34,482

25. University of Virginia, in-state: $11,576, out-of-state: $36,570

25. Wake Forest University, $41,576


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