US News & World Report just released their 2017 rankings of the Best Colleges in the country in several categories and Connecticut and New York scored big!

The Top 3 colleges that emphasize research, and offer bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, the biggies were Princeton University at #1 followed by Harvard University at #2, and in a tie for third was Yale University in New Haven and the University of Chicago in Illinois.

TOP NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES

3. Yale University

60. University of Connecticut

188. University of Hartford

 

TOP LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES - 239 COLLEGES RANKED

21. Wesleyan College - Middletown

38. Trinity College - Hartford

50. Connecticut College - New London

BEST REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES - NORTH - 195 RANKED

2. Fairfield University - Fairfield

11. Quinnipiac University - Hamden

44. Sacred Heart University - Fairfield

85. Eastern Connecticut University - Willimantic

91. University of ST. Joseph - West Hartford

95. University of New Haven

BEST NATIONAL COLLEGES - New York State Rankings

5. Colombia University - New York, NY

15. Cornell University - Ithaca

32. University of Rochester

36. New York University - New York, NY

39. Rennsalaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy

TOP LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES - New York State Rankings

12. Colgate University - Hamilton

12. Vassar College - Poughkeepsie

13. Hamiliton College - Clinton

19. United States Military Academy - West Point

27. Bernard College - New York, NY

For a listing of all the rankings for colleges and universities in all the different categories, check to find out how your school ranked by going to usnews.com/education

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