U.S. News Best Colleges: See Wisconsin Schools On The List

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WISCONSIN— As students and colleges across the nation grapple with the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, U.S. News & World Report on Monday remained steadfast with the release of its 2021 edition of Best U.S. Colleges, a list that includes several schools in Wisconsin

Despite how the pandemic has forced current and potential students to alter college plans, U.S. News said in a news release that it must “continue providing students and their families with the tools they need to help find the right school for them.”

To rank colleges, U.S. News first placed each school into a category based on its mission and, in some cases, its geographical location in the United States. U.S. News then evaluated more than 1,400 colleges and universities on 17 indicators of academic quality. The colleges are ranked based on their overall scores.

The data used for this year’s rankings was gathered in spring and early summer 2020; however, the publication noted that the pandemic did not affect the numbers.

This year’s edition also includes several methodology updates. The new measures look at timely topics such as student debt, social mobility and test-blind admissions policies. U.S. News also added new weights and indicators to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and added a new ranking for computer science programs.

See more detailed methodologies and frequently asked questions about the rankings.

These Wisconsin colleges and universities were included in this year’s rankings:

National Universities

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON. Ranked #42

  • MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, MILWAUKEE. Ranked #88

  • EDGEWOOD COLLEGE, MADISON. Ranked #227

  • CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WISCONSIN, MEQUON. Ranked #258

  • CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY, MILWAUKEE. Ranked #298-#389

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE. Ranked #298-#389


National Liberal Arts Colleges

  • LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY, APPLETON. Ranked #63

  • BELOIT COLLEGE, BELOIT. Ranked #80

  • RIPON COLLEGE, RIPON. Ranked #120

  • ST. NORBERT COLLEGE, DE PERE. Ranked #130

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN—PARKSIDE, KENOSHA. Ranked #171-#221

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN—SUPERIOR, SUPERIOR. Ranked #171-#221

Regional Universities

  • MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, MILWAUKEE. Ranked #8

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE, LA CROSSE. Ranked #33

  • CARROLL UNIVERSITY WAUKESHA. Ranked #39

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE, EAU CLAIRE. Ranked #39

  • MOUNT MARY UNIVERSITY, MILWAUKEE. Ranked #58

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER, WHITEWATER. Ranked #58

  • ALVERNO COLLEGE, MILWAUKEE. Ranked #65

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT, STEVENS POINT. Ranked #65

  • VITERBO UNIVERSITY, LA CROSSE. Ranked #65

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT, MENOMONIE. Ranked #71

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS, RIVER FALLS. Ranked #86

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE, PLATTEVILLE. Ranked #98

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY, GREEN BAY. Ranked #103

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH, OSHKOSH. Ranked #108

  • MARIAN UNIVERSITY (WI), FOND DU LAC. Ranked #110

  • HERZING UNIVERSITY, MADISON. Ranked #119-#156

  • LAKELAND UNIVERSITY, PLYMOUTH. Ranked #119-#156

  • SILVER LAKE COLLEGE, MANITOWOC. Ranked #119-#156

Regional Colleges

  • CARTHAGE COLLEGE, KENOSHA. Ranked #12

  • NORTHLAND COLLEGE, ASHLAND. Ranked #18

  • WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE, MILWAUKEE. Ranked #18

  • MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, WATERTOWN. Ranked #36

Princeton University is once again No. 1 among National Universities, and Williams College remains in the top spot among National Liberal Arts Colleges.

For Top Public Schools, the University of California - Los Angeles is No. 1 among National Universities. The United States Naval Academy ranks No. 1 for Top Public Schools among National Liberal Arts Colleges.

See all of 2021’s Best U.S. Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

This article originally appeared on the Milwaukee Patch

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