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The annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings have been announced, and for the first time in 12 years, Harvard tops the list of national universities. Among liberal arts colleges, Amherst and Williams tie for first place.
It may be good for the ego to get into a top 10 school, but ranking is no guarantee of educational quality. Some colleges solicit applications from students who will never be admitted, just to increase their selectivity, a factor in the U.S. News rankings.
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