These Are the Top 10 US Colleges and Universities

MIT tops WalletHub's list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2022 12:01 PM CDT
Here Are the Best Colleges and Universities in America
Stock photo of MIT.   (Getty Images/tupungato)

Where to go to college is among the biggest decisions we make, affecting not only our future in general, but also our wallets (or our parents' wallets). WalletHub wanted to see which colleges and universities proved the best-performing options at the lowest cost for undergrads, analyzing the data on 900-plus higher-education institutions across the land. The site looked at 30 metrics across seven key categories: student selectivity, cost and financing, faculty resources, campus safety, the campus experience, and educational and career outcomes. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (aka MIT) emerged at the top of WalletHub's rankings. And while Ivy League schools appeared in the top 10, they didn't dominate it:

  1. MIT (No. 1 in "Student Selectivity" category)
  2. Yale
  3. California Institute of Technology (No. 1 in "Faculty Resources" and "Career Outcomes" categories)
  4. Princeton
  5. Harvard
  6. Stanford
  7. Rice University
  8. University of Pennsylvania
  9. Georgia Institute of Technology
  10. Duke
See WalletHub's complete list here. (These are the most and least educated cities in America.)

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