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These Are The Top Colleges In 2014, According To Forbes

Everybody loves a good ol' college ranking.

On Wednesday, Forbes released a list of the best colleges in America in 2014. But Forbes emphasizes what sets their ranking apart is a "firm belief in 'output' over 'input.'

"We're not all that interested in what gets a student into college," Forbes explained. "Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college."

Forbes calculated their rankings working with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

The above video and list below summarizes the top 10 colleges, but the full article -- including the methodology of the rankings -- can be found here. Forbes' top public colleges are here and the best value colleges are here.

  • 10 #10 Amherst College
    Amherst, Massachusetts
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    Amherst, Massachusetts
  • 9 #9 United States Military Academy
    West Point, New York
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    West Point, New York
  • 8 #8 Pomona College
    Claremont, California
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    Claremont, California
  • 7 #7 Harvard University
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 6 #6 Yale University
    New Haven, Connecticut
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    New Haven, Connecticut
  • 5 #5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 4 #4 Princeton University
    Princeton, New Jersey
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    Princeton, New Jersey
  • 3 #3 Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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    Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  • 2 #2 Stanford University
    Standford, California
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    Standford, California
  • 1 #1 Williams College
    Williams College, Williamstown, MA
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    Williams College, Williamstown, MA
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BEFORE YOU GO

  • 1 Principia College
    Elsah, Ilinois
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    Elsah, Ilinois
  • 2 University of Washington-Bothell
    Bothell, Washington
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    Bothell, Washington
  • 3 Manhattan College
    Riverdale, New York
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    Riverdale, New York
  • 4 Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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    Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
  • 5 Montana Tech of the University of Montana
    Butte, Montana
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    Butte, Montana
  • 6 Holy Family University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 7 Molloy College
    Rockville Centre, New York
    Rockville Centre, New York
  • 8 Oregon Institute of Technology
    Klamath Falls, Oregon
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    Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • 9 California Maritime Academy
    Vallejo, California
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    Vallejo, California
  • 10 Bryant University
    Smithfield, Rhode Island
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    Smithfield, Rhode Island
  • 11 Louisiana State University and Agriculture & Mechanical College
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 12 University of Arizona
    Tucson, Arizona
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    Tucson, Arizona
  • 13 University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois

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    Chicago, Illinois CORRECTION: A previous version of this slide showed an image of the University of Chicago, not the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • 14 Rutgers University-Newark
    Newark, New Jersey
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    Newark, New Jersey
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