U.S. News and World Report collected data from more than 1,400 colleges to bring this year’s rankings.
Harvard University tops the list as the best school in the nation. Being the best will cost you. The Ivy League school in Cambridge, Mass. runs $36,173 for tuition and fees for the 2008-2009 school year.
For the fall 2007 semester, Yale accepted 9.7 percent of applicants. Yale this year cost $34,290 for tuition and fees.
The magazine says schools such as Yale offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master’s and doctoral degrees. The top schools are also committed to producing groundbreaking research.
Some other Connecticut schools made the annual ranking.
University of Connecticut at Storrs comes in at number 66 on the list.
University of Bridgeport, University of Hartford, Fairfield University, St. Joseph College, Southern Connecticut State University and Connecticut State University were also included among the many lists.
U.S. News and World Report breaks down the list of best colleges into many categories, including highest acceptance rates.
Topping that list, Weber State University in Utah and Pikeville College in Kentucky. For the fall 2007 semester, those schools accepted 100 percent of those students who applied.
When it comes to living on campus, The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London is on that list - 100 percent of the students live on campus or in campus-owned housing.