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Harvard Tops 2011 'Best Colleges' List
U.S. News and World Report released its 2011 list of best colleges last week, with Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia universities leading the way among national universities. After controversy surfaced over the peer-assessment portion of the survey, in which college officials fill out questionnaires about other institutions, the magazine lowered their importance and added the voices of 1,800 high school counselors in its evaluation. The 2011 survey also gives more weight to colleges' graduation rates.
Vol. 30, Issue 01, Page 5Published in Print: August 25, 2010, as Harvard Tops 2011 'Best Colleges' List