2 Connecticut Schools Listed in Forbes Top 25 Colleges List

Forbes has ranked the top 25 colleges and universities in the United States and two schools in Connecticut made the list.

Yale University came in sixth, while Wesleyan came in 9th.

Forbes looked at return on investment, whether current graduates are satisfied, whether grads are likely to secure a good job and more.

They also looked at the success of alumni and noted that Wesleyan grad Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of 11-time Tony winner Hamilton, won a McArthur genius grant.

Miranda, a member of the class of 2002, delivered the commencement address at the school last year and talked about his new show, which was just about to hit Broadway and it's posted on a blog on the Wesleyan University website. 

"The engine of my new musical is the fact that Hamilton and Burr both hear that ticking clock of mortality at a very young age, and the way in which they choose to live in the FACE of that knowledge puts them in a collision course from the moment they meet. I’m going to sing a little bit, so if you made a bet that I’d be rapping during the Commencement address, your friend owes you money. Or points," it says, in part.

He ended with, "That clock you hear is the sound of your own heart. Sink your teeth into this life, and don’t get let go. Congratulations."

You can listen to it here.

Forbes will release the full list of the top 660 colleges tomorrow and you can get the full list online.

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