Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places) Releases Its 2020 Ranking of Top 2,000 U.S. Colleges and Universities


CHICAGO, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading website for college and university information, has issued the updated rankings for the Top 2,000 colleges and universities in the United States. The list is available on's website at

The ranking is based on statistical analysis, comparison of student/faculty ratio, student retention, test scores and other critical factors. The website also provides Top 500 ranking lists on data points including faculty salaries, SAT scores, student debt, top schools by state, best-ranked public state universities, best private colleges and universities, top-ranked community colleges, top vocational, technical and career colleges, and other criteria.

A key distinction between and other college ranking organizations is that the system is based purely on a mathematical comparison of key statistics. Many other popular college-ranking lists utilize peer review feedback, wherein colleges rate other colleges. Some critics have argued that peer review rankings may be subjective and perhaps even biased.

The top ranked 20 colleges and universities for 2020 are:

1. California Institute of Technology

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3. Princeton University

4. Williams College

5. University of Notre Dame

6. Swarthmore College

7. Middlebury College

8. Wesleyan University

9. Bowdoin College

10. Rice University

11. Amherst College

12. Pomona College

13. Carleton College

14. Vanderbilt University

15. Wellesley College

16. United States Coast Guard Academy

17. Vassar College

18. Claremont McKenna College

19. Franklin W Olin College of Engineering

20. Brown University

The college rankings, first released in 2009, were designed to compare raw statistical data, without peer ratings or subjective adjustment such as the school's prestige/brand influencing the list.

Dominik Mazur, founder of, cautions students to evaluate schools based on their personal values and preferences, and not just on numbers or ranking lists.'s college rankings may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, under the terms of the Creative Commons 3.0 license, provided that proper attribution is given. Other Top 500 ranking lists for 2020 include total cost of attendance, student enrollment, and ACT scores.


Covering all U.S. institutions of higher learning, features the most complete collection of school statistics anywhere. The website allows prospective students to compare schools, research degree programs and research career options.


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