National Rankings

The Washington Monthly's Annual College Guide 2006
Every year The U.S. News and World Report magazine ranks America's top ten colleges and Universities based on academic standards.  However, The Washington Monthly editors believe that colleges should not only be ranked on academics but also on standards which enrich society as a whole. WM then created a list of these schools based on three principals:
 1. How well it performs as an engine of social mobility (ideally helping the poor to get rich rather than the very rich to get very, very rich);
 2. How well it does in fostering scientific and humanistic research; 
3. How well it promotes an ethic of service to country.
 

Their list:

 
Washington Monthly Ranking University
*Public University
State U.S. News Ranking
**Unranked
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA 7
2 University of California, Berkeley* CA 20
3 Pennsylvania State University, University Park* PA 48
4 University of California, Los Angeles* CA 25
5 Texas A&M University* TX 60
6 University of California, San Diego* CA 32
7 Stanford University CA 5
8 Cornell University NY 13
9 South Carolina State University* SC **
10 University of California, Davis* CA 48
11 University of Wisconsin, Madison* WI 34
12 Yale University CT 3
13 University of Notre Dame IN 18
14 University of Chicago IL 15
15 University of Washington* WA 45
16 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign* IL 42
17 University of Texas, Austin* TX 52
18 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor* MI 25
19 College of William and Mary VA)* 31
20 University of Virginia* VA 23
21 University of Rochester NY 34
22 University of California, Riverside* CA 85
23 Duke University NC 5
24 Alabama A&M University* AL **
25 Case Western Reserve University OH 37
26 Rice University TX 17
27 Ohio State University, Columbus* OH 60
28 Harvard University MA 1
29 Johns Hopkins University MD 13
30 University of Pennsylvania PA 4
31 Georgetown University DC 23
32 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill* NC 27
33 University of Southern California CA 30
34 Brown University RI 15
35 Dartmouth College NH 9
36 Columbia University NY 9
37 University of Florida* FL 50
38 Iowa State University* IA 85
39 University of Arizona* AZ 97
40 Ohio University* OH 109
41 Fordham University NY 68
42 Northwestern University IL 12
43 Princeton University NJ 1
44 New Mexico State University* NM **
45 Washington University in St. Louis MO 11
46 Jackson State University* MS **
47 Vanderbilt University TN 18
48 Utah State University* UT **
49 Marquette University WI 85
50 Michigan State University* MI 74
51 Virginia Tech* VA 78
52 Widener University* PA **
53 Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ)* 60
54 Carnegie Mellon University PA 22
55 Wake Forest University NC 27
56 Kent State University* OH **
57 University of California, Santa Barbara* CA 45
58 Indiana University, Bloomington* IN 74
59 University of Iowa* IA 60
60 Boston University MA 60
61 University of Oregon* OR 115
62 Syracuse University NY 50
63 Georgia Institute of Technology* GA 37
64 New York University NY 37
65 University of Idaho* ID **
66 University of Pittsburgh* PA 58
67 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities* MN 74
68 University of California, Santa Cruz* CA 68
69 George Washington University DC 53
70 University of the Pacific CA 104
71 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY **
72 University of California, Irvine* CA 40
73 Brandeis University MA 34
74 Tufts University MA 27
75 Purdue University, West Lafayette* IN 60
76 University of Kentucky* KY 120
77 Texas A&M University, Kingsville* TX **
78 Pepperdine University CA 55
79 University of Maryland, College Park* MD 55
80 University of New Mexico* NM **
81 University of Montana* MT **
82 Tulane University LA 43
83 Auburn University* AL 85
84 University of Colorado, Boulder* CO 78
85 University of Missouri, Columbia* MO 85
86 Oklahoma State University* OK **
87 Oregon State University* OR **
88 Howard University DC 93
89 University of Massachusetts, Amherst* MA 104
90 Arizona State University* AZ **
91 Loyola University Chicago IL 115
92 University of Illinois, Chicago* IL **
93 Northern Arizona University* AZ **
94 University of Delaware* DE 66
95 University of San Francisco CA 115
96 Emory University GA 20
97 University of San Diego CA 104
98 University of Southern Mississippi* MI **
99 University of Wyoming* WY **
100 National-Louis University IL **

 

See the complete list of the Washington Monthly's college list from 1-245:
All 245 National Rankings: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0609.national.html
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0609.collegeguide.html

 

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