U.S. News 2018 Best Colleges: Area schools make the list

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings of the nation’s best colleges and several area schools made the list.

In the best "National Universities" category, Ohio State tied for No. 54, Miami University tied for No. 78, the University of Dayton tied for No. 124 and the University of Cincinnati tied for No. 133, according to the rankings released today.

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Wright State University in the category was listed as “RNP” or “ranking not published” because the school either did not qualify for a ranking or did not provide enough statistical data to be ranked, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Cedarville University was ranked the No. 1 school for veterans to attend while Wittenberg University was ranked No. 158 in the category “National Liberal Arts Colleges.” UD also received high marks for being a “best value” college.

Around 1,388 schools are included in the ranking, according to U.S. News.

U.S. News surveyed more than 1,275 schools for statistical data used to determine the rankings and some additionally needed data was obtained through the National Center for Education Statistics. Information on financial resources, faculty, SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rates, six-year graduation rates and first-year retention rates were all considered, according to U.S. News.

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Below are the categories colleges was ranked under in the annual report.

Top 10 colleges in the U.S.

1. Princeton University

2. Harvard University

3. (Tie) University of Chicago

3. (Tie) Yale University

5. (Tie) Columbia University

5. (Tie) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

5. (Tie) Stanford University

8. University of Pennsylvania

9. Duke University

10. California Institute of Technology

University of Dayton

124. National Universities (tie)

73. Best Value Schools

156. High School Counselor Rankings (tie)

183. Business Programs (tie)

137. Undergraduate engineering programs with highest degree being a doctorate


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Wright State University

249. Business Programs (tie)

137. Undergraduate engineering programs with highest degree being a doctorate


RNP in National Universities

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Miami University

78. National Universities (tie)

41. Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)

5. Best Undergraduate Teaching

137. Best Value Schools

75. High School Counselor Rankings (tie)

31. Top Public Schools (tie)

29. Best undergraduate engineering programs (tie)

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Wittenberg University

158. National Liberal Arts Colleges

101. High School Counselor Rankings

Cedarville University

1. Best College for Veterans (tie)

13. Regional Colleges: Midwest (tie)

35. Best Value Schools

44. Undergraduate engineering programs with highest degree being a doctorate


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Central State University

44. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (tie)

RNP in Regional Colleges: Midwest

RNP in Engineering programs

Wilberforce University

55. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (tie)

RNP in Regional Colleges: Midwest

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