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The new school year has started, which means it’s only a matter of time before some high schoolers will have to start thinking about where they want to apply to college. Of course, everyone would love to go to the best college out there, but knowing which ones are the best isn’t always easy. Well, “U.S. News & World Report” is here to help.

The magazine has come out with its 2022 Best Colleges list. They evaluated more than 1,400 schools across the country on 17 measures of academic quality.

Top Ten National Universities

1. Princeton University (NJ)
2. Columbia University (NY) (tie)
2. Harvard University (MA) (tie)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tie) (MA)
5. Yale University (CT)
6. Stanford University (tie) (CA)
6. University of Chicago (tie) (IL)
8. University of Pennsylvania (PA)
9. California Institute of Technology (tie) (CA)
9. Duke University (tie) (NC)
9. Johns Hopkins University (tie) (MD)
9. Northwestern University (tie) (IL)

Top National Liberal Arts Colleges – Top 3

  1. Williams College (MA)
  2. Amherst College (MA)
  3. Swarthmore College (PA)

Top Public Schools

National Universities – Top 3

  1. University of California—Los Angeles
  2. University of California—Berkeley
  3. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

National Liberal Arts Colleges – Top 3

  1. United States Naval Academy (MD)
  2. United States Military Academy (NY)
  3. United States Air Force Academy (CO)