Patch.com August 23, 2018
Harvard University is once again No.1 on Forbes’ list of top colleges in the United States. The 2018 list released this week saw the standard names; Yale, Stanford, MIT and Princeton round out the top five spots.
Forbes says that its list values “outputs” more than “inputs.” The methodology explains that rather than measures like SAT scores and acceptance rates, it looks at things like alumni salaries, college debt and retention and graduation rates. (You can read the full methodology here.)