Thanks to Mr. Ramsey for this research:
College Rankings (from www.go4ivy.com -- a commercial site that charges to assess a student's chance of admission into a college)
Although many college rankings exist, we have developed our own rankings. Our college rankings are independent and based on one criterion: the academic quality of the freshman class. We feel that the best colleges in America are those with the most talented freshman class, not the colleges with the most volumes in their libraries. The colleges on our top 100 list fit this criterion.
Below are four tiers of the nation's top colleges based on the quality of the freshman class. The colleges are listed in tiers rather than ranked individually. We believe that there is an incremental difference between a college that is, for example, ranked 7th versus one that is ranked 10th, and that it is more meaningful to consider colleges in tiers.
Johns Hopkins University
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Washington University: STL
College of William & Mary
New YOrk University
University of Notre Dame
Washington and Lee
Case Western Reserve
Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
University of Michigan
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
US Air Force
Wake Forest University
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado School of Mines
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Grove City College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Mt. Holyoke College
North Carolina at Chapel Hill
St. Olaf College
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Maryland
University of Wisconsin
US Coast Guard
US Military Academy - West Point
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
More complete lists of schools by area and type:
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Ivy League Connection Student Blogs
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