[USNews] Caltech tops college rankings for first time.

Rohit Khare (rohit@munchkin.ics.uci.edu)
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 00:17:25 -0700


Cal Tech tops college rankings for first time
August 19, 1999
Web posted at: 8:36 PM EDT (0036 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The California Institute of Technology, for the
first time, tops U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of the
nation's colleges.

Over the 13 years of the magazine's best college rankings, Caltech --
a 900-student school in Pasadena, California, has always been in the
top 10, placing as high as third in the 1989 edition.

The 1999 rankings are included in the magazine's annual publication,
"America's Best Colleges," which goes on sale Tuesday. The rankings
will also be available on the Internet at www.usnews.com.

The magazine used several criteria, including an institution's
reputation among academics; the percentage of students that go on to
graduate; faculty pay, class size, student-faculty ratio and other
indicators of faculty resources; student selectivity; financial
resources, such as spending per student; and alumni giving.

Top Ten National Universities :
1. California Institute of Technology
2. Harvard University
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4. Princeton University
5. Yale University
6. Stanford University
7. Duke University
8. Johns Hopkins University
9. University of Pennsylvania
10. Columbia University


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