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U.S. News Best Universities Ranking Released For 2015

Surprise! The Ivy League universities are really good schools. So are Duke University, the University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cal Tech, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The U.S. News Best National Universities ranking for 2015 were released Tuesday, showing the typical elite schools at the top once again.

There is relatively little change in the top 10 from last year, except to note Dartmouth College fell out of it, but only to 11th place. Princeton University is once again No. 1, followed by Harvard and Yale.

The methodology is unchanged as well, measuring graduation rates, selectivity and freshmen retention, among other items.

Of course, while U.S. News' college rankings are the most influential among its competors, it also frequently attracts a heap of criticism. All while students of all backgrounds mostly ignore them.

See the top 10 national universities according to U.S. News & World Report below:

  • 10. California Institute of Technology
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  • 8. University of Pennsylvania
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  • 8. Duke University
  • 7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 4. University of Chicago
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  • 4. Stanford University
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  • 4. Columbia University
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  • 3. Yale University
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  • 2. Harvard University
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  • 1. Princeton University
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