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Website Ranks Caltech 5th Among Top 10 U.S. Universities for 2021

Harvard University tops the list put together by the WalletHub

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:30 am

Caltech came in fifth among the universities ranked in the top 10 higher education institutions in the United States for 2021, according to the WalletHub website.

Cambridge, Mass.,-based Harvard University supplanted its neighbor, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the nation’s No. 1 university on the WalletHub list, according to a report appearing on the American School & University website,

WalletHub’s 2021 Best College & University Rankings compiles and analyzes data in an effort to determine which institutions provide the best educational experience for students.

To determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates, WalletHub compared more than 1,000 higher-education institutions in the United States across 30 key measures.

The data set is grouped into seven categories — Student Selectivity, Cost and Financing, Faculty Resources, Campus Safety, Campus Experience, Education Outcomes, and Career Outcomes.

The metrics range from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary. Analysts compile a score based on a 100-point scale for each college or university.

For 2021, Harvard, with a score of 78.6, edged out Yale University, which received a score of 78.57. MIT, which ranked first in the WalletHub 2020 list, placed third in 2021.

The following are the 10 colleges and universities ranked the highest by WalletHub:

School                                                                                   Location                    Score

    1. Harvard University                                               Cambridge, MA      78.6
    2. Yale University                                                     New Haven, CT        78.57
    3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology           Cambridge, MA     78.44
    4. Princeton University                                            Princeton, NJ         78.41
    5. California Institute of Technology                     Pasadena, CA         77.65
    6. Stanford University                                              Stanford, CA            77.12
    7. Rice University                                                     Houston, TX             76.96
    8. Northwestern University                                     Evanston, IL          75.4
    9. Duke University                                                    Durham, NC            75.18

10. University of Pennsylvania                              Philadelphia, PA            74.95

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