WASHINGTON (September 10, 2013)--US News & World Report named Princeton University the best college in the United States, and University of California-Berkeley the top public school at No. 20 overall in its annual list published Tuesday.
The magazine ranks Harvard University as the No. 2 school in the country and Yale University No. 3.
The much-watched list ranks colleges based on selectivity, retention and graduation rates.
Columbia University earned the fourth spot, and Stanford University and the University of Chicago tied for fifth.
A three-way tie for No. 7 gave Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania spots on the list.
California Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College tied for the 10th spot.