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Business Insider Reports its Top Colleges

Business Insider has published its current listing of “The 50 Best Colleges in America”, which is based largely on government compiled data and student experience measurements compiled by Niche, an education research firm.  The rankings were based on the following criteria:

  • High-quality education
  • On-time graduation rates
  • Early-career earnings
  • “a memorable and enjoyable campus experience that instills pride and loyalty for decades to come”

The top ten colleges awarded this honor are as follows:

  1. Princeton University
  2. Harvard University
  3. Yale University
  4. Stanford University
  5. Vanderbilt University
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  7. University of Pennsylvania
  8. Rice University
  9. University of Virginia
  10. Columbia University

University of Virginia was the top public university on the list and the only one to crack the top ten.  The report cites University of Virginia’s average graduate salary10 years after enrollment of $58,600, average SAT score of 1,382 and A+ ranking for student life as among the reasons the school’s key strengths.

About the author

Renee Howdeshell

Renee Howdeshell is a founding member of Fulcrum Inquiry, an accounting, finance and economic consulting firm that performs damage analyses for commercial litigation, forensic accountings, royalty & distribution audits, financial investigations, and business valuations. Ms. Howdeshell holds a degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has testified as an expert witness in federal court, CA state court and arbitration regarding the results of her work. She can be reached at (213) 787-4112 and her resume is available at www.fulcrum.com.

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