Auburn University ranked 97th, and four other Alabama universities ranked in the top 300 nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of Best Colleges.
Best Colleges evaluated more than 1,400 colleges and universities on 17 indicators of academic quality. The rankings are presented in a number of categories.
On the National Universities list, in addition to Auburn, Samford University and the University of Alabama tied at 143rd, the University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked 153rd and the University of Alabama in Huntsville ranked 272nd.
On the National Liberal Arts Colleges list, Birmingham-Southern College ranked 130th.
The Regional Colleges South list includes Huntingdon College at 14th, University of Mobile at 16th, Oakwood University at 47th,
On the Regional Universities South list, Tuskegee University ranks 20th, University of Montevallo is at 26th, University of North Alabama is at 40th, Troy University is at 51st, Jacksonville State University is at 62nd, Auburn University at Montgomery is at 73rd and Alabama State University is at 94th.
The top-ranked National Universities were Princeton University, Harvard University and Columbia University. The top three National Liberal Arts Colleges were Williams College, Amherst College and Swarthmore College. The top public school, the University of California – Los Angeles, came in at 20th.