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See How Indiana Schools Ranked In US News’ ‘Best Colleges’ List

    The University of Notre Dame ranked No. 18 in  U.S. News and World Report's 2018

    The University of Notre Dame ranked No. 18 in U.S. News and World Report\’s 2018 “Best Colleges” list released Tuesday. Here the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Golden Dome at sunset in 2013. (Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

    Three Indiana universities made the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “best” rankings for higher education institutions, released Tuesday.

    The University of Notre Dame came in at No. 18 among all universities in the country.

    The annual list is calculated using a mix of benchmarks to compare the “relative quality” of the institutions. Some of the indicators used include graduation rates, financial aid offerings, how many students remain at a college after the first-year and quality of the faculty.

    In addition to the “best” overall rankings, the magazine ranks engineering programs and colleges in regions of the country.

    Among the public university category, Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus ranks No. 18

    For the seventh year in a row, Princeton University sits atop the national ranking. The rest of the top five universities include: Harvard University (No. 2); University of Chicago (No. 3); Yale University (also No. 3) and Columbia University (No. 5).

    The full list of “Best Colleges” and other rankings is at the U.S. News and World Report site.

    Here is a look at the some of the Indiana rankings:

    National universities
    18. University of Notre Dame
    56. Purdue University, West Lafayette campus
    90. Indiana University, Bloomington campus
    187. Ball State University
    192. Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis
    Indiana State University was unranked in the top 300-school list.

    Public universities
    18. Purdue University, West Lafayette campus
    39. Indiana University, Bloomington campus
    99. Ball State University

    National liberal arts colleges
    53. DePauw University
    65. Wabash College
    68. Earlham College
    101. St. Mary’s College
    112. Hanover College

    National engineering programs without a doctorate
    1. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    14. Valparaiso University

    National engineering programs offering a doctorate
    8. Purdue University, West Lafayette campus

    Regional universities in the Midwest
    2. Butler University
    4. Valparaiso University
    9. University of Evansville

    Regional colleges in the Midwest
    2. Taylor University
    6. Goshen College
    16. Huntington University


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