The Daily Beast names Northwestern 10th most rigorous college

Amy Whyte, Assistant Campus Editor

The Daily Beast has ranked Northwestern 10th in its list of the 20 most rigorous colleges.

The list is determined using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, including selectivity of admissions and student-to-faculty ratio, and student rankings for workload manageability and smartest professors from College Prowler. Each school’s percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students also factored into the ranking.

NU placed eight spots after second place University of Chicago. Other schools that made that list include first place Columbia University and seventh place University of Pennsylvania.

– Amy Whyte