Some top universities and colleges as of 2015 include Princeton University, Pomona College, Yale University, Columbia University and Williams College. Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University are some more highly regarded colleges and universities.
Pomona College is rated number one by Forbes in private colleges and in the Western United States. Pomona has a student population of under 2,000 with a student to faculty ratio of 7:1. U.S. News & World Report ranks Princeton University at number one while Forbes lists Princeton University at number one in the most grateful graduates. Both of these universities are given A+ financial ratings by Forbes and cost between $40,000 and $65,000 to attend each year.
Harvard University, Yale University, Brown University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are all ranked in the top 10 colleges and universities in America by Forbes. MIT has produced 80 Nobel laureates, 28 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Winners and 56 National Medal of Science winners. MIT, along with Harvard University and Wellesley College make up an expansive educational and intellectual community in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Yale University, the third-ranked school in the Northeast, has one of the largest campuses comprised of 440 buildings including renowned museums such as the Collection of Musical Instruments. Yale students have over 2,000 courses to choose from across 81 different majors.