August 12, 2010

Annual Rankings Continue...Vassar Falls On Forbes List

The annual college rankings continue this week with Forbes. While Vassar did well - #23 - we fell from our position at #19 last year.

The list isn't much different from last year, although some of the top schools have switched positions. Williams comes in at #1 this year, followed by Princeton at #2 and Amherst at #3. Just like last year, Vassar is third highest-ranked New York school, after United States Military Academy (West Point) (#4) and Columbia (#13).

The Forbes list is a unique one, with small liberal arts schools or military schools beating out well-known Ivy institutions for the top positions. According to the methodology, the list is based on happiness of students, success in post-grad jobs, number of years it takes to graduate, student debt, and academic achievement. Take this with a grain of salt, though. To get to these criteria, Forbes uses not-so-scientific websites like

Click here to see how we did on the Princeton Review's lists last week.