Based on qualifiers ranging from student retention and graduation rates to student-to-faculty ratios and location, The Best Colleges awarded 50 schools the top honor in the United States, including Princeton, Harvard and Yale. Swarthmore College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Williams and Amherst College also made the list.
Located in the town of Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University accepts 9 percent of applicants each year. The average SAT score for enrolled students is approximately 2200, and the typical ACT score is around 33.
Harvard University, located in Massachusetts, offers complete tuition coverage for families who earn less than $60,000 a year as of 2015. Its acceptance rate is 7 percent.