The Forbes’s annual list of ten top US colleges 2011 has been recently released based on some major factors including teaching quality, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. Williams College is proudly spotted No. 1 for the second year in a row.
Established in 1973 in Williamstown, Massachusetts with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams, Williams College peaks the list of ten top US colleges 2011 by Forbes for the second year in a row. Its total annual cost per student is $54,921 and its undergraduate population is 2,085.
Williams College was originally a men's college, and then became co-educational in 1970
Located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, Princeton University is among nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution, providing graduate and undergraduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.
Princeton University costs you $52,715 per year and its undergraduate population is 5,113
U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
Situated at West Point on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, New York, the United States Military Academy, also known as West Point or Army, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy with its undergraduate population of 4,621.
The entire central campus of the academy is a national landmark and home to some historic sites, buildings and monuments
The private liberal arts college is situated in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, providing 35 major programs in an unusually open curriculum. Besides, it is also an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution with the population of 1,744.
Amherst College costs you $54,322 per year
The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus located near Palo Alto, Californi. It is provided into seven schools including academic schools of Humanities, Sciences and Earth Sciences as well as professional schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Law and Medicine.
Stanford University’s undergraduate population is 6,602 and the total cost per student is $55,918
Established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature, Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country. The Harvard University Library is the largest academic library in the United States, and the second largest library in the country.
Harvard University’s undergraduate population is 10,257 and total cost: per year is $53,950
Situated in Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States, Haverford College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college, where all students are undergraduates. It is listed No. 9 among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
Haverford College’s undergraduate population is 1,190
University of Chicago
The private research university located in Chicago, Illinois, US, houses the largest university press in this country, University of Chicago Press. It consists of six professional schools and is home to several committees for interdisciplinary scholarship.
University of Chicago has 5,114 undergraduates
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the private research university consists of five schools and one college, with a total of 32 academic departments focusing in scientific and technological education and research.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has 4,232 undergraduates
United States Air Force Academy
This accredited college provides officer candidates for the United States Air Force an undergraduate education. Its stated mission is “to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.”
U.S. Air Force Academy has 4,620 graduates
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