Office of Communications
2017 rankings roundup

For the seventh year in a row, Princeton was ranked No. 1 among national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, which were released today. Princeton was also ranked No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching and for Best Value Schools by U.S. News.

Following is a list of the University’s position in other 2017 rankings:

  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: No. 1 in Best College Values for private universities
  • Money:  No. 1 for Best Value for Your Tuition Dollar
  • Princeton Review: No. 1 for Colleges That Pay You Back; No. 3 for best financial aid; No. 6 for best career placement
  • Payscale.comNo. 2 in Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential (average early-career salary: $69,800; mid-career, $147,800)
  • College Factual: No. 3 for Best Colleges for 2018
  • Forbes: No. 4 in America’s Top Colleges; No. 2 for Grateful Grads (the median of private donations per student over a 10-year period: $29,330); No. 8 for Best U.S. Colleges for International Students; No. 3 for America’s Best Value Colleges
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities: No. 6
  • Times Higher Education World University Reputation Rankings: No. 7
  • Washington Monthly: No. 11 (rated on social mobility, research, and service)
  • Parchment: No. 12 (based on choices of students admitted to multiple colleges)
  • QS World University Rankings: No. 13
  • N.Y. Times College Access Index: No. 13 (rates economic-diversity efforts)
  • Campus Pride: Top 25 among LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities
  • Sierra Club Magazine: No. 106 for Cool Schools (rates universities’ sustainability efforts)

A version of this story appears in the Oct. 4, 2017, print issue.