Announcing Best Colleges 2013 Rankings

U.S. News & World Report releases new list of the top colleges in the nation

By U.S. News University Directory
Posted September 12, 2012 08:00 AM

Sept. 12, 2012 - U.S. News & World Report today released the Best Colleges rankings 2013 edition, a world-renowned and respected source for the best America has to offer in higher education.

A fixture in higher education since its debut in 1983, the annual list is the nation’s most-trusted ranking of colleges and universities that award undergraduate degrees.

Best Colleges 2013 includes rankings of the best universities and colleges nationally and regionally, as well as best liberal arts schools and best value schools (high quality programs offered at a lower cost).

Complementing Best Colleges 2013 is U.S. News University Directory, which provides the opportunity for students to connect directly with traditional on-campus schools as well as accredited online universities. The directory provides higher education news and information on hundreds of college degrees and careers. The directory also features the Best Colleges 2013 rankings.

In this year’s rankings you will find Harvard University and Princeton University tied at the top of the Best National Universities rankings, just as they did last year. They are again followed by Yale University and Columbia University, although this year the University of Chicago has moved into a fourth-place tie with Columbia.

Among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., at the top of the list, followed by Amherst College, Swarthmore College, Middlebury College, and Pomona College.

“There’s not a better place to start you search for the right college,” said Matthew Speer, Director of Sales and Marketing for U.S. News University Connection. “U.S. News & World Report provides the best-known and most-trusted college rankings in the business. We’re thrilled to offer students a chance to view the rankings as well as connect with colleges and learn about specific programs.”

About U.S. News University Directory

U.S. News University Directory ( provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983. Prospective students can search America’s best colleges and America’s best graduate schools offering associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s and MBA degrees, doctoral and PhD degrees, and certificate programs. And because U.S. News is the leading ranking resource for anyone seeking an on-campus or online degree, students who use the directory can be confident that they are getting the best education advice and information available.


Matthew Speer, Director, Sales and Marketing

U.S. News University Connection


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