Williams College

Forbes has announced the list of public and private colleges and universities rankings in 2010. Forbes’ methodology includes the following percentages: Listing of Alumni in the Who’s Who in America (25 percent), student evaluations of professors from Ratemyprofessors.com (25 percent), 4-year graduation rates (16 2/3 percent), enrollment-adjusted numbers of students and faculty receiving nationally competitive awards (16 2/3 percent), average four year accumulated student debt of those borrowing money (16 2/3 percent).

The top 50 colleges in America:

Rank Name State Cost Total Student Population
1 Williams College MA 49,530 2,072
2 Princeton University NJ 49,830 7,330
3 Amherst College MA 50,230 1,697
4 United States Military Academy NY 0 4,553
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA 50,100 10,299
6 Stanford University CA 51,760 17,833
7 Swarthmore College PA 50,381 1,490
8 Harvard University MA 50,250 26,496
9 Claremont McKenna College CA 50,990 1,212
10 Yale University CT 51,400 10,192
11 United States Air Force Academy CO 0 4,537
12 Wellesley College MA 50,026 2,498
13 Columbia University NY 51,406 23,196
14 Haverford College PA 51,637 1,169
15 Wesleyan University CT 51,935 3,149
16 Whitman College WA 46,212 1,458
17 Pomona College CA 49,745 1,532
18 Northwestern University IL 52,120 19,291
19 California Institute of Technology CA 48,990 2,126
20 University of Chicago IL 53,310 14,788
21 Carleton College MN 50,000 1,983
22 Harvey Mudd College CA 50,073 738
23 Vassar College NY 51,370 2,389
24 Centre College KY 39,200 1,197
25 Rice University TX 43,586 5,357
26 Middlebury College VT 52,460 2,455
27 Boston College MA 52,060 14,836
28 Colgate University NY 51,090 2,844
29 United States Naval Academy MD 1,000 4,488
30 Dartmouth College NH 50,547 5,848
31 Colby College ME 50,120 1,847
32 Kenyon College OH 49,260 1,644
33 University of Notre Dame IN 49,030 11,731
34 Tufts University MA 51,400 10,030
35 Smith College MA 50,588 3,101
36 University of Pennsylvania PA 51,299 24,107
37 Washington and Lee University VA 49,268 2,155
38 Bryn Mawr College PA 50,060 1,745
39 College of the Holy Cross MA 49,102 2,898
40 Bowdoin College ME 50,570 1,723
41 Duke University NC 50,925 14,060
42 Wabash College IN 37,750 911
43 Vanderbilt University TN 52,303 12,093
44 University of Virginia VA 40,709 24,541
45 Brown University RI 50,560 8,318
46 College of William and Mary VA 39,886 7,892
47 Rhodes College TN 43,680 1,678
48 Davidson College NC 45,725 1,668
49 Union College NY 50,060 2,240
50 Lawrence University WI 42,301 1,496

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