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America's Best Colleges 2008 - Top 50 Ranked American Universities

Here it is.  The US News and World Report's annual listing of America's top 50 ranked universities. Over the year's, the list has created some controversy due to its ranking criteria, but make no mistake, these rankings are aggresively used as a marketing and recruiting tool by listed colleges. 

Still, many feel that the list is a useful tool when combined with other data and ranking services like the Princeton Review for determining which schools provide the best fit for each individual student.

1. Princeton University (NJ)

2. Harvard University (MA) 


3. Yale University (CT) 


4. Stanford University (CA) 


5. University of Pennsylvania (PA)


5. California Institute of Technology (CA)


7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)


8. Duke University (NC) 


9. Columbia University (NY) 


9. University of Chicago (IL)


11. Dartmouth College (NH) 


12. Washington University in St. Louis (MO)


12. Cornell University (NY) 


14. Brown University (RI) 


14. Northwestern University (IL) 


14. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 


17. Rice University (TX) 


17. Emory University (GA) 


19. Vanderbilt University (TN) 


19. Notre Dame (IN) 


21. University of California - Berkeley (CA)


22. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 


23. University of Virginia (VA)


23. Georgetown University (DC) 


25. University of California—Los Angeles (CA)


25. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor (MI)


27. University of Southern California (CA)


28. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (NC)


28. Tufts University (MA) 


30. Wake Forest University (NC) 


31. Lehigh University (PA) 


31. Brandeis University (MA) 


33. College of William and Mary (VA)  


34. New York University (NY)


35. University of Rochester (NY) 


35. Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)


35. Boston College (MA)


38. University of Wisconsin—Madison (WI)


38. University of California—San Diego (CA)


38. University of Illinois—Urbana - Champaign (IL)


41. Case Western Reserve University (OH) 


42. University of Washington (WA)


42. University of California—Davis (CA)


44. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 


44. University of Texas—Austin (TX)


44. University of California—Santa Barbara (CA)


44. University of California—Irvine (CA)


48. Penn State University—University Park (PA)


49. University of Florida (FL)


50. Syracuse University (NY) 


50. Tulane University (LA) 


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