Local Colleges Get High Marks

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011  |  Updated 10:47 AM EDT
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U.S. News and World Report's new college ranking report is out, and many of the region's schools earned top marks.

Locally, Johns Hopkins University was 13th place.  Georgetown dropped one slot to 22.
It was passed by Berkeley.  The University of Virginia took the 25th spot.  George Washington University moved up one spot from last year to 50.  The University of Maryland also moved up one spot to number 55.

But not every local school made progress this year.  Virginia Tech dropped from 69 to 71.  American University also dropped from 79 to 82.

Up at the top of the list, Harvard and Princeton are tied for first place.  Last year they were number 1 and 2.  Yale and Columbia are at 3 and 4 respectively, and five schools are tied for 5th place.  In alphabetical order they are:  California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.


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