The US News & World Report released its annual ranking of the nation’s top colleges and universities on Monday, and Stanford University in the Bay Area made the cut.
Among other institutions, Stanford was ranked No. 6 in the best universities of 2022, according to the report.
The US News & World Report ranks universities based on various factors such as graduation and retention rates, social mobility, graduation rate, faculty resources, financial resources, and more.
This year’s top universities share a lot in common. They are all prestigious schools with large endowments and four of the top five are members of the Ivy League. They are all incredibly difficult to integrate, with students admitted having good high school scores and high standardized test scores, CNBC reported.
According to US News & World Report, Stanford’s undergraduate enrollment for fall 2020 was 6,366. It uses a quarterly academic calendar and its tuition and fees are $ 56,169.
The median starting salary for Stanford alumni is $ 73,900.
The other universities ranked in this report are Princeton University number one, in part due to a student-to-faculty ratio of just four students for each faculty member as well as a high student retention rate. Columbia University and Harvard University are tied for 2nd and Yale University for 5th.
Read the full report here.