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New England Schools Rank Among Best in Nation

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    New England Schools Rank Among Best in Nation
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    Entrance gate and East facade of Sever Hall at Harvard Yard in Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, USA. It is used as the library, lecture hall and classroom for different courses.

    New England schools ranked among the best in the nation in a new ranking of U.S. colleges released Tuesday.

    Harvard University came in second on the list of best national universities compiled by U.S. News & World Report, trailing only Princeton University.

    Yale University ranked third, while MIT came in fifth. Dartmouth College took the No. 11 spot, while Brown University came in at No. 14.

    Schools in the region also fared well on the publication’s rankings of national liberal arts colleges. Williams College and Amherst College, both in Massachusetts, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

    Bowdoin College in Maine, Wellesley College in Massachusetts and Middlebury College in Vermont also landed in the top 10.

    The full rankings can be seen here.

    According to the publication, the schools were ranked on 15 "indicators of academic excellence" including retention rates, assessment by administrators at peer institutions and faculty resources.