The Best Colleges in The U.S. have been ranked according to the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal does the rankings annually and they are based on data, which rates the top 400 universities in the country, obtained in collaboration with College Pulse and Statista. The rankings are based on three main categories: student outcomes (70%), learning environment (20%), and diversity (10%). After doing the research and crunching all of the numbers, one Massachusetts school ranked #2 while three others ranked in the top 10.
MIT was ranked #2 nationwide with a total score of 90.4. MIT was also ranked #2 according to U.S. News & World Report. Their rankings are based on cost, student to teacher ratio, academics, diversity, campus life and more. Moving back to the Wall Street Journal rankings, Harvard University was next in the nationwide ranking coming in #6 nationwide. Harvard received a score of 89.5 on the Wall Street Journal list. The other two schools that placed in the top 10 nationwide are Amherst College and Babson College. They came in at #8 and #10 respectively.
Now in regards to locally here in Massachusetts, we are going to show you the top 11 ranked schools that are here in the state. Now again, this is according to the Wall Street Journal’s findings as different outlets do their own rankings each year. And if your child goes to one of these schools, they can consider themselves lucky. Student outcomes, learning environment and diversity are thriving at each of these schools. It should be mentioned too that another New England school ranked in the top 10 (third place actually). Yale University in Connecticut placed third with a score of 90.3. So, let’s run down the list of the top schools in Massachusetts according to the Wall Street Journal. Let us also remind you this list is for the year 2024. Congratulations to the schools on the list.