2021 US News Top 50 Best Colleges (with +/-)


U.S. News and World Report has published their 2021 (released 2020) undergraduate rankings, which can be found here. Below, we've charted the changes from last year's rankings for each of their top 50 national universities.

1 Princeton University (NJ) (0)

2 Harvard College (MA) (0)

3 Columbia University (NY) (0)

4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (-1)

4 Yale University (CT) (-1)

6 Stanford University (CA) (0)

6 University of Chicago (IL) (0)

8 University of Pennsylvania (-2)

9 California Institute of Technology (+3)

9 Johns Hopkins University (MD) (+1)

9 Northwestern University (IL) (0)

12 Duke University (NC) (-2)

13 Dartmouth College (NH) (-1)

14 Brown University (RI) (0)

14 Vanderbilt University (TN) (+1)

16 Rice University (TX) (+1)

16 Washington University in St. Louis (MO) (+3)

18 Cornell University (NY) (-1)

19 University of Notre Dame (IN) (-4)

20 University of California - Los Angeles (0)

21 Emory University (GA) (0)

22 University of California - Berkeley (0)

23 Georgetown University (DC) (+1)

24 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (+1)

24 University of Southern California (-2)

26 Carnegie Mellon University (PA) (-1)

26 University of Virginia (+2)

28 University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (+1)

28 Wake Forest University (NC) (-1)

30 New York University (-1)

30 Tufts University (MA) (-1)

30 University of California - Santa Barbara (+4)

30 University of Florida (+4)

34 University of Rochester (NY) (-5)

35 Boston College (MA) (+2)

35 Georgia Institute of Technology (-6)

35 University of California - Irvine (+1)

35 University of California - San Diego (+2)

39 University of California - Davis (0)

39 College of William and Mary (VA) (+1)

41 Tulane University (LA) (+1)

42 Boston University (MA) (-2)

42 Brandeis University (MA) (-2)

42 Case Western Reserve University (OH) (-2)

42 University of Texas - Austin (+6)

42 University of Wisconsin - Madison (+4)

47 University of Georgia (+3)

47 University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign (+1)

49 Lehigh University (PA) (+1)

49 Northeastern University (MA) (-9)

49 Pepperdine University (CA) (+1)

49 University of Miami (FL) (+8)