The U.S. News college rankings groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.
The 2013 Best Colleges feature the established rankings of the Best National Universities and Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, while also including rankings of A+ Schools for B Students, Great Schools at Great Prices, and Up-and-Coming Schools, among others.
The 2013 Best Colleges provides a thorough examination of how more than 1,600 accredited four-year schools compare on 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and, for National Universities and National Liberal Art
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