Complete Rankings
Component Rankings
Methodology
Richard Vedder and Michael Noer’s commentary on the rankings

Below are the top 100 schools as listed in the Forbes/CCAP 2008 college rankings. The complete results as well as a discussion of the methodology can be obtained through the links above.

Overall Ranking
Name
Score
1
Princeton University
88.89
2
California Institute of Technology
85.54
3
Harvard University
84.37
4
Swarthmore College(PA)
84.32
5
Williams College(MA)
83.91
6
United States Military Academy(NY)
83.40
7
Amherst College(MA)
83.02
8
Wellesley College(MA)
79.66
9
Yale University
78.67
10
Columbia University
75.18
11
Northwestern University
75.17
12
Wabash College(IN)
74.65
13
Centre College(KY)
74.58
14
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
73.63
15
Bowdoin College(ME)
73.56
16
United States Air Force Academy(CO)
73.34
17
Middlebury College(VT)
73.25
18
University of Chicago
72.87
19
Smith College(MA)
72.72
20
Pomona College(CA)
72.39
21
Wesleyan University(CT)
72.24
22
Haverford College(PA)
71.00
23
Stanford University
70.87
24
Hamilton College(NY)
70.28
25
Sarah Lawrence College(NY)
69.65
26
Barnard College(NY)
69.24
27
Brown University
69.11
28
Whitman College(WA)
69.00
29
New College of Florida
68.16
30
Brandeis University
67.68
31
Vassar College(NY)
67.65
32
Boston College
67.55
33
Bryn Mawr College(PA)
67.37
34
Kenyon College(OH)
66.97
35
Franklin and Marshall College(PA)
66.04
36
United States Naval Academy(MD)
65.72
37
Colby College (ME)
65.52
38
Washington and Lee University(VA)
65.37
39
Westminster College(MO)
64.65
40
Claremont McKenna College(CA)
64.37
41
Rice University
64.36
42
Cooper Union(NY)
64.06
43
University of Virginia
64.00
44
Colgate University(NY)
63.69
45
Bates College(ME)
62.83
46
Knox College(IL)
62.58
47
DePauw University(IN)
62.52
48
Tufts University
62.52
49
College of William and Mary
62.48
50
Hampden-Sydney College(VA)
62.23
51
Oberlin College(OH)
62.21
52
Harvey Mudd College(CA)
62.08
53
Lafayette College(PA)
61.93
54
Carleton College(MN)
61.82
55
St. John’s College(MD)
61.64
56
Hampshire College(MA)
61.45
57
Kalamazoo College(MI)
61.36
58
Trinity College(CT)
61.33
59
Doane College(NE)
61.22
60
Connecticut College
60.88
61
University of Pennsylvania
60.78
62
Wofford College(SC)
60.30
63
Drew University(NJ)
60.23
64
Reed College(OR)
59.84
65
Huntington University(IN)
59.74
66
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
59.37
67
Sewanee—University of the South(TN)
59.23
68
Lawrence University(WI)
58.68
69
Wake Forest University
58.63
70
Mount Holyoke College(MA)
58.42
71
Cornell College(IA)
58.22
72
Wesleyan College(GA)
58.17
73
University of California, Berkeley
58.05
74
Colorado College
57.89
75
Mills College(CA)
57.78
76
Georgetown University
57.73
77
University of Notre Dame
57.51
78
Nebraska Wesleyan University
57.42
79
College of the Holy Cross(MA)
56.89
80
Duke University
56.62
81
Johns Hopkins University
56.61
82
Emory University
56.50
83
Bellarmine University(KY)
56.48
84
Dickinson College(PA)
56.22
85
Salem College(NC)
56.19
86
Bucknell University(PA)
55.91
87
St. Olaf College(MN)
55.90
88
Bard College(NY)
55.74
89
Wheaton College(MA)
55.66
90
Clarke College(IA)
55.36
91
Wheaton College(IL)
55.30
92
Skidmore College(PA)
54.69
93
Davidson College(NC)
54.66
94
Earlham College(IN)
54.46
95
Erskine College(SC)
54.45
96
Carroll University(WI)
54.27
97
Hendrix College(AR)
54.26
98
Emory and Henry College(VA)
54.16
99
Union College(NY)
54.10
100
Bethany College(WV)
54.01