New “Best Colleges” Rankings: Penn and Swarthmore Near Top, Villanova Rises

L to R: Buildings at Penn, Swarthmore, and Villanova.

U.S. News and World Report just dropped its annual ranking of the country’s best colleges and universities and the usual suspects made the cut.

For 2018, the University of Pennsylvania unsurprisingly maintained its #8 rank in the national universities category. Last year, it tied with Duke for the spot but came out on top as Duke slipped into 9th.

Villanova University stayed in the top 50 and actually jumped to spot no. 46 this year. 2017 marked the first time the school placed in the nation’s top 50.  Read more »