Northwestern named 12th best university in U.S. News rankings

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

Northwestern reclaimed its spot as the 12th best national university in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings this year.

The 2016 rankings, which were released Tuesday, bumped NU up from its 13th spot last year. NU is now tied with Dartmouth College at 12th, following Johns Hopkins University and California Institute of Technology at 10th.

In last year’s rankings, NU and Johns Hopkins trailed Dartmouth College, which was ranked at 11th.

Once again, Princeton University took the first spot on U.S. News list, followed by Harvard University and Yale University.

U.S. News & World Report evaluated data from almost 1,800 schools to ascertain their quality of education, according to a news release.

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