According to U.S. News and World Report, some of the top U.S. colleges and universities in 2015 are Princeton University, Harvard University, Yale University, Williams College and Amherst College. Princeton University ranks as the number one university, and Williams College ranks as the number one liberal arts program for 2015.
Princeton, Harvard and Yale are major centers of research in addition to providing the typical college offerings. They are also among the oldest institutions of learning in the nation. Williams College and Amherst College, both located in Massachusetts, have strong programs in the liberal arts. Williams College models its teaching methodology on that of Oxford University.