4 Illinois Universities Make U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Colleges’ List – NBC Chicago

Four Illinois colleges have earned a spot in US News & World Report’s latest ranking of the nation’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges and Universities, with two in the top ten.

The annual list, released Monday, rates 1,500 colleges and universities on more than a dozen measures of academic quality, including graduation rate, social mobility, class size, faculty salaries and more. according to a press release from the magazine.

On this year’s list, Princeton University in New Jersey stole the top spot, with a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,321 and average tuition of $57,410.

The two Illinois universities joining Princeton in ranking high on the list are the University of Chicago, at No. 6, and Northwestern University, at No. 10.

According to the report, the University of Chicago in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood is particularly selective in its admissions, recording a 6% acceptance in the fall of 2021. The report goes on to say that the student-faculty ratio at the university is 5:1, with nearly 80% of its classes having fewer than 20 students. Additionally, with an average tuition of $62,940, the median starting salary for a University of Chicago alumnus is $59,700, according to the report.

Northwestern University, in suburban Evanston, tied for 10th place on a list with Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, the list reports.

Northwestern, with an undergraduate enrollment of just under 8,500, has an acceptance rate of 7% and a starting media salary for an alumnus of the university is $61,100, according to the report. . The average tuition at the school, according to US News & World Report, is $63,468.

Rounding out the nation’s top 10 universities are Massachusetts Institute of Technology at No. 2, Harvard at No. 3, Stanford at No. 4, Yale at No. 5, Johns Hopkins at No. 7, University of Pennsylvania at #8 and California Institute of Technology at #9.

The other two Illinois universities ranked in the top 100 are the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, at No. 47, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, also known as UIC, at no. 97.

Read the full ranking here.

NBC Chicago

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