Happy New Year: Top Colleges for 2017

Start the new year exploring the best colleges in the country.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

November 23, 2016

Happy New Year: Top Colleges for 2017

Believe it or not, 2017 is just around the corner. Though 2016 isn’t quite over, U.S. News and World Report has already launched its best colleges list for next year. Take a look at which colleges in the U.S. made the top of the list.

1. Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Undergraduate students: 5,277
Total costs: $63,690

2. Harvard University – Cambridge, MA
Undergraduate students: 6,700
Total costs: $66,900

3. University of Chicago (tie) – Chicago, IL
Undergraduate students: 5,860
Total costs: $71,559

3. Yale University (tie) – New Haven, CT
Undergraduate students: 5,453
Total costs: $64,650

5. Columbia University (tie) – New York, NY
Undergraduate students: 8,712
Total costs: $68,300

5. Stanford University (tie) – Stanford, CA
Undergraduate students: 7,018
Total costs: $62,363

7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, MA
Undergraduate students: 4,527
Total costs: $62,946

8. Duke University (tie) – Durham, NC
Undergraduate students: 6,458
Total costs: $63,278

8. University of Pennsylvania (tie) – Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate students: 11,548
Total costs: $61,132

10. Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate students: 5,299
Tuition: $50,410

For a look at the best liberal arts colleges and public universities, check out U.S. News and World Report.

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